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embroke’s colour is pink, a shade which is loud enough to drown out all the bells in


Oxford.


However, the pink sports shirts strike fear into the heart’s of our opponents, the bar’s pink cocktail energizes a night out like nothing else, and the pink panther mascot costume all go to show that pink is an appropriate college colour. Yup. Pembrokians are as proud of their colour as they are of their college. So what inspires Pembroke pride?


There are too many reasons to list, really, but here are a few: The location is awesome. Right on St Aldates, it’s seconds from the Westgate Centre, Cornmarket Street and High Street. Founded in 1624, the College itself is also a beautiful place to spend time. Chapel quad, with its breathtaking hall, is a hidden gem of the University.


The active and progressive JCR provides a hub of community life and inspires an atmosphere of inclusiveness and friendliness, as do traditions such as ‘Three Kings’ in which hundreds of Pembrokians descend on other colleges during the festive season to fill their bars with carol singing. The JCR committee does a grand job of organizing events from the religiously-attended


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Pembroke provides a great environment in which to pursue academic interests and studies. The College offers a wide range of subjects, including minority choices such as Oriental studies, Economics and Management and Arabic.


At Pembroke, time spent outside the library is as important as time spent inside it. The legendary bar, Len’s, run by the equally legendary barman Len, is a fantastic place to hang out. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with art, music and drama via the choir or the annual college musical and play. Pembroke boasts an impressive collection of post-war British art housed in Oxford’s only student-run gallery.


Sport plays a big part of college life. The boat club has established itself at the heart of Oxford rowing. Success on the river is matched on the field by the rugby, football, cricket and netball teams. Casual sporting pursuits run alongside competitive efforts with the infamous 3rds football team and the beer and bikini boats.


So, as you can see, Pembroke gives its students a reason to wear pink with pride.


Food


Breakfast and lunch available on a pay- as-you-go basis. Dinner costs around £5 and is pre-paid for Freshers.


Facilities


Freshers live in college, second years live out, and third years live in a college- owned annex. Half the rooms are en- suite and half share bathrooms between six.


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fortnightly JCR meetings to the annual college ski trip.


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