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The Twelfth Annual William Pitt Seminar

This year's William Pitt Seminar brought macro-economics and mindfulness together to ask ‘Are we too busy to get anything done?’ Why, in a world with unprecedented technological advances, countless digital tools for boosting productivity, and numerous apps, courses and books to help individuals improve the way they work, are we so worried that we aren’t fulfilling our potential? The twelfth William Pitt Seminar – ‘The Productivity Paradox: Are we too busy…

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A semester in Cambridge

Each year Pembroke College accepts up to thirty students from overseas universities for a two-term semester of study in Cambridge. This year Liz Willcock (2014), from McGill University in Canada, is one of them.…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union III

Pembroke has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Union, which continues today. This is the third part in a series of blog posts exploring that connection. The first and second parts of the series were published earlier this week. Sir Richard Dearlove, Pembroke’s current Master, acts as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Union. In his introduction to the Michaelmas 2015 Term Card, Sir Richard writes: ‘The Union, as its founders intended, happily remains a beacon for the fearless exchange of ideas through accomplished debate and for upholding the principles of freedom of speech – as crucial today as when the Union…

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Pembroke and Nepal I

Following the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday 25th April, this week’s blog posts explore Pembroke’s connection to ‘the roof of the world’. Sarah Howden (2013) & Ciara Rowland-Simms (2013) write:…

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A day in the life: Economics

When Helena Roy (2013) is not studying Economics, she is out on the river coxing, snapping photos for Instagram or taking to the catwalk. Here’s a day in her life: Tuesday…

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Pembroke & the Cambridge Union II

This post is the second in a three-part series exploring Pembroke’s long-standing connection with Cambridge’s famous debating society. Today we continue with a review of some of the influential Union…

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