|Colleges of the University of Cambridge|
|College name||Pembroke College|
|Named after||Marie de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke|
|Previously named||Marie Valence Hall (1347-?)|
Pembroke Hall (?-1856)
|Admittance||Men and women|
|Master||Sir Richard Dearlove|
|Sister college||Queen's College, Oxford|
|Boat Club website|
Pembroke College is a college of the University of Cambridge, home to over six-hundred students and fellows, and is the third oldest of the colleges. This is a list of the colleges within the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the Marie de St Pol de Valence (c 1303 - was the wife of Aymer de Valence, the Earl of Pembroke, and is best known as the founder of Pembroke College Year 1856 ( MDCCCLVI) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Sir Richard Billing Dearlove, KCMG, OBE (born 23 January 1945) was head of the British Secret Intelligence Service Most of the colleges forming the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford are paired into sister colleges across the two universities The Queen's College, founded 1341 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the A fellow in the broadest sense is someone who is an equal or a comrade Physically, it is one of the larger colleges in the university, and contains buildings from almost every century since its founding, as well as extensive and immaculately maintained gardens. The college is a financially well-to-do institution, and has a level of academic performance among the highest of all the Cambridge colleges. Not only is Pembroke College home of the first chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren, but it is also one of the Cambridge colleges to have produced a British prime minister—no less than William Pitt the Younger. Sir Christopher Wren ( 20 October 1632 &ndash 25 February 1723) was a 17th century English Designer, Astronomer William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 &ndash 23 January 1806 was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The college library, one of the finest in the university, with a Victorian neo-gothic clock tower, is endowed with an original copy of the first encyclopaedia to contain printed diagrams. The college's current master, Sir Richard Dearlove, was previously the head of the United Kingdom's Secret Intelligence Service. Sir Richard Billing Dearlove, KCMG, OBE (born 23 January 1945) was head of the British Secret Intelligence Service The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS) colloquially known as MI6 is the United Kingdom 's external Intelligence agency.
On Christmas Eve 1347, Edward III granted Marie de St Pol, widow of the Earl of Pembroke, the licence for the foundation of a new educational establishment in the young university at Cambridge. Edward III (13 November 1312 &ndash 21 June 1377 was one of the most successful English monarchs of the Middle Ages. Marie de St Pol de Valence (c 1303 - was the wife of Aymer de Valence, the Earl of Pembroke, and is best known as the founder of Pembroke College Aymer de Valence 2nd Earl of Pembroke (c 1275 – 23 June, 1324) was a French - English nobleman The city of Cambridge (ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England The Hall of Valence Mary, as it was originally known, was thus founded to house a body of students and fellows.
The statutes were notable in that they both gave preference to students born in France who had already studied elsewhere in England, and that they required students to report fellow students if they indulged in excessive drinking or visited disreputable houses. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
The college was later renamed Pembroke Hall, and finally became Pembroke College in 1856. Year 1856 ( MDCCCLVI) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year
The first buildings comprised a single court (now called Old Court) containing all the component parts of a college - chapel, hall, kitchen and buttery, master's lodgings, students' rooms - and the statutes provided for a manciple, a cook, a barber and a laundress. For alternative meanings of the word "court" see Court (disambiguation. Both the founding of the college and the building of the city's first college chapel (1355) required the grant of a papal bull. A Papal bull is a particular type of Letters patent or charter issued by a Pope.
The original court was the university's smallest at only 95 feet by 55 feet, but was enlarged to its current size in the nineteenth century by demolishing the south range.
The college's gatehouse, however, is original and is the oldest in Cambridge. The Hall was rebuilt in the nineteenth century by Alfred Waterhouse after he had declared the existing one unsafe. Alfred Waterhouse (19 July 1830 – 22 August 1905 was an English Architect, particularly associated with the Victorian Gothic revival.
The original chapel now forms the Old Library and has a striking seventeenth century plaster ceiling, designed by Henry Doogood, showing birds flying overhead. Around the Civil War, one of Pembroke's fellows and Chaplain to the future Charles I, Matthew Wren, was imprisoned by Oliver Cromwell. The English Civil War (1642-1651 was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists. Charles I, (19 November 1600 &ndash 30 January 1649 was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution. Matthew Wren ( December 3, 1585 &ndash April 24, 1667) was an influential English clergyman and scholar Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 Old Style &ndash 3 September 1658 Old Style) was an English military and political leader best known On his release after eighteen years he fulfilled a promise by hiring his nephew Christopher Wren to build a great chapel in his former college. Sir Christopher Wren ( 20 October 1632 &ndash 25 February 1723) was a 17th century English Designer, Astronomer The resulting chapel was consecrated on St Matthew's Day, 1665, and the eastern end was extended by George Gilbert Scott in 1880. Sir George Gilbert Scott ( 13 July 1811 &ndash 27 March, 1878) was an English Architect of the Victorian Age Year 1880 ( MDCCCLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year
Pembroke's enclosed grounds also house some particularly well-kept gardens, sporting a huge array of carefully-selected vegetation. Highlights include "The Orchard" (a patch of semi-wild ground in the centre of the college), an impressive row of Plane Trees and an immaculately-kept bowling green which is reputed to be among the oldest in continual use in Europe. Platanus is a small genus of Trees native to the Northern Hemisphere. In English garden history, a bowling green is a finely-laid close-mown and rolled stretch of flat Lawn for playing the game of Bowls, a fashion in
See also Category:Alumni of Pembroke College, Cambridge
|David Armitage Bannerman||1886||1979||Ornithologist|
|Clive Betts||1950||British politician|
|Roger Bushell||1910||1944||Leader of "The Great Escape"|
|"RAB" Butler||1902||1982||British politician|
|Edward James Eliot||1758||1797||British politician|
|William Eliot||1767||1845||British politician|
|William Fowler||1911||1995||Nobel prize winner|
|Arthur Gilligan||1894||1976||England cricket captain|
|Stephen Greenblatt||1943||Literary critic, pioneer of New Historicism|
|Oliver Heald||1954||British politician|
|Bryan Keith-Lucas||1912||1996||Political scientist|
|D. H. Mellor||1938||Philosopher|
|David Munrow||1942||1976||Musician, composer, music historian|
|Richard Murdoch||1907||1990||Actor, comedian|
|Bill Oddie||1941||Comedian, Ornithologist|
|William Pitt||1759||1806||British politician|
|George Maxwell Richards||1931||President of Trinidad and Tobago|
|Chris Smith||1951||British politician|
|George Gabriel Stokes||1819||1903||Mathematician, physicist|
|Peter Taylor, Baron Taylor of Gosforth||1930||1997||Lord Chief Justice|
|Karan Thapar||1955||TV interviewer|
|P. K. van der Byl||1923||1999||Rhodesian politician|
|Lawrence Wager||1904||1965||Geologist, explorer and mountaineer|
|Wavell Wakefield, 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal||1898||1983||Rugby player|
|Roger Williams||1603||1683||Theologian, founder of Rhode Island|
Pembroke College has both graduate and undergraduate students. David Armitage Bannerman OBE, MA, SD (Cantab Hon LLD (Glasgow FRSE, FZS ( 1886 - 6 April 1979) was Clive James Charles Betts (born 13 January 1950 is a British Politician, and the Labour Member of Parliament for Sheffield Attercliffe Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor (born 17 July 1940) is an English comic Actor known in Britain and Australia as a member of The Goodies Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF ( August 30, 1910 - March 29, 1944) was a South African born Auxiliary Air Richard Austen Butler Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG CH DL PC (9 December 1902&ndash8 Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 &ndash 9 January 1995 was an English Satirist, Writer and Comedian. Ray Dolby (born January 18 1933) is the American inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. Abba Eban (אבא אבן born Aubrey Solomon Meir on 2 February 1915, died 17 November 2002) was an Israeli Diplomat Edward James Eliot ( August 24 1758 &ndash September 20 1797) Member of Parliament was born in Cornwall, the son of Edward William Eliot 2nd Earl of St Germans ( April 1 1767 &ndash January 19 1845) known as William Elliot until 1823 was a British diplomat William Alfred "Willie" Fowler ( August 9, 1911 &ndash March 14, 1995) was an American Astrophysicist. Arthur Edward Robert Gilligan (23 December 1894 in London – 5 September 1976 in Pulborough, Sussex) was an English Cricketer Thomas Gray ( December 26, 1716 – July 30, 1771) was an English Poet, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge Stephen Jay Greenblatt (born November 7, 1943) is a Literary critic, theorist and scholar New Historicism developed in the 1980s primarily through the work of the critic Stephen Greenblatt, and gained widespread influence in the 1990s Naomie Melanie Harris (born 6 September 1976) is an English screen Actress known for her starring role as Selena in 28 Days Later Oliver Heald (born December 15, 1954) British Politician and Barrister, is a Conservative Member of Parliament Edward James Hughes OM ( 17 August 1930 &ndash 28 October 1998) was an English Poet and children's Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943 is an English Comedian, Actor, Author, Singer and Composer of comedic songs Clive James AM (born Vivian James, on October 7, 1939 in Kogarah New South Wales) is an Expatriate Australian Humphrey Jennings ( August 19 1907 &ndash September 24 1950) was an English Filmmaker and one of the founders of the Bryan Keith-Lucas CBE (previously Bryan Lucas, born Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, 1 August 1912, died Canterbury Peter Barker Howard May, CBE ( 31 December, 1929 &mdash 27 December, 1994) was an English Cricketer who played David Hugh Mellor (known as Hugh Mellor) is an English Philosopher. David Munrow ( August 12, 1942 – May 15 1976) was a musician and Early music historian Richard Bernard Murdoch ( 6 April 1907 in Keston, Kent - 9 October 1990) was a British comedic radio William Edgar Oddie, OBE (born 7 July 1941 is an English Actor, Writer, Comedian, Natural history Presenter Ornithology (from Greek ὄρνις ὄρνιθος ornis, ornithos, "bird" and λόγος logos, "knowledge" is the branch of The Adam Smith Institute is a Think tank based in the United Kingdom, named after the father of modern Economics, Adam Smith. William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 &ndash 23 January 1806 was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Rodney Robert Porter, FRS ( 8 October 1917 &ndash 7 September 1985) was an English Biochemist. George Maxwell Richards, TC, CMT (born 1931 is the fourth President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Nicholas Ridley (died October 16, 1555) was an English Clergyman. Michael Rowan-Robinson is an Astronomer and astrophysicist He is Professor of Astrophysics and until May 2007 was Head of the Astrophysics Group at Imperial Martin George Edmund Rowson (born 15 February 1959) is a British Cartoonist Hugh Ruttledge ( 24 October 1884 – 7 November 1961) was an English Mountaineer, and leader of two expeditions to Tom Sharpe (born 30 March 1928 is an English satirical Author, born in London and educated at Lancing College and at Pembroke Indra Sinha (born in 1950 in Colaba, which is part of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India) is aBritish writer of English and Indian descent Christopher Robert "Chris" Smith Baron Smith of Finsbury PC (born 24 July 1951 is a British Labour Party politician and former Member of Edmund Spenser (c 1552 &ndash 13 January, 1599) was an important English Poet and Poet Laureate best known for The Sir George Gabriel Stokes 1st Baronet FRS ( 13 August 1819 &ndash 1 February 1903) was a mathematician and physicist John E Sulston, FRS (born March 27, 1942) is a British biologist and the 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate Peter Murray Taylor Baron Taylor of Gosforth PC ( May 1, 1930 - April 28 1997) was the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales was historically the second-highest judge of the Courts of England and Wales, after the Lord Chancellor. Peter Taylor born Scarborough, North Yorkshire is a British Journalist and documentary -maker who had covered for many years the political Karaṇ Thāpar ( Hindi: करन थापर born on 5th November, 1955 in Srinagar, India, is one of India's noted television William Turner (c 1508 – 7 July, 1568) was a British ornithologist and botanist. Pieter Kenyon Fleming-Voltelyn van der Byl, ID (11 November 1923 &ndash 15 November 1999 served as the Foreign Minister of Rhodesia from 1974 to Lawrence Rickard Wager, commonly known as Bill Wager, ( 5 February 1904 – 20 November 1965) was a British geologist Sir William Wavell Wakefield 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal (10 March 1898 Beckenham -12 August 1983 was a Rugby union player for Harlequins and England Roger Williams may refer to Roger Williams (soldier (1539/1540–1595 Welsh soldier of fortune Roger Williams (theologian (1603–1683 Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States The undergraduate student body is represented by the Junior Parlour Committee (JPC). The graduate community is represented by the Graduate Parlour Committee (GPC). Pembroke is unusual in having its recreational rooms named as "parlours" rather than the more standard "combination room" . There are many clubs and societies organised by the students of the college, such as the college's dramatic society the Pembroke Players, which has been made famous by alumni such as Peter Cook, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Clive James and Bill Oddie and is now in its 50th year. Pembroke Players (formerly Pembroke College Players) is an amateur theatrical society in Cambridge England, founded in 1955 and run by the students of Pembroke Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 &ndash 9 January 1995 was an English Satirist, Writer and Comedian. Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor (born 17 July 1940) is an English comic Actor known in Britain and Australia as a member of The Goodies Clive James AM (born Vivian James, on October 7, 1939 in Kogarah New South Wales) is an Expatriate Australian William Edgar Oddie, OBE (born 7 July 1941 is an English Actor, Writer, Comedian, Natural history Presenter
Pembroke is the only Cambridge college to have a programme allowing American students to study abroad just for the spring (Lent and Easter) terms. About 20-30 students are accepted into the programme, directed by International Programmes at Pembroke, each year.
Pembroke also hosts summer schools for Japanese high school and university students, and American university students, over the Easter and Summer vacations.
Although the canteen food is affectionally known as "Trough," this is no longer an accurate description and catering at Pembroke is very good. In 2007 the UK's first Vegan tapas bar was opened, and in spring 2008 the students voted (by a large majority) for Pembroke to serve only free-range chicken (it will be the first UK college to do so). For the spritual concept see Tapas (Sanskrit; for the Spanish film see Tapas (film. Free range is a method of Farming Husbandry where the Animals are allowed to roam freely instead of being contained in any manner Pembroke is Cambridge's 2nd Fairtrade College (after St Catherine's), and is also committed to serving local produce and sustainable fish where possible. Fairtrade (one word redirects here For the more general article on the fair trade movement see Fair trade (two words St Catharine’s College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge.
Pembroke College, the former women's college at Brown University in the United States, was named for the principal building on the women's campus, Pembroke Hall, which was itself named in honor of the Pembroke College (Cambridge) alumnus Roger Williams, a co-founder of Rhode Island. Pembroke College was the coordinate women's college for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown University is a highly esteemed private University located in Providence, Rhode Island and is a member of the Ivy League. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Roger Williams ( December 21, 1603 &ndash April 1, 1683) was an English theologian, a notable proponent of Religious Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States