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Pembroke is a typical Oxford college, quiet, beautiful, full of history, with well maintained gardens. It is definitely worth visiting. Accommodations however are something different. I spent 4 nights for a conference in Oxford. The room was small and simply equipped, but that was expected....More
Tucked away opposite the "House" - when I was at the varsity, it existed in penury but proudly. Famous for being Jack the Ripper's old college (Monatague Druitt) it also educated Keith Chegwin and Dr. Cornelius Credwell - the notorious Coventry frotter. Not to be...More
This colleges two lovely quads, the Old Quad and the Chapel Quad. Both are peaceful with lovely lawns. Notable alumni are Samuel Johnson, J William Fulbright, and the current King of Jordan. Also the athlete who was the first to run a mile in under...More
Everything about Pembroke is charming. Walking through the inconspicuous entry to the first quadrangle with the amazingly lush grass, through to the second quadrangle with equally plush grass, the dining hall full of medieval character and the Damon Wells Chapel, which is breath-taking.
Pembroke College was founded in 1624 and the old quad and chapel quad remain as a truly wonderful aspect of the college, exuding history and heritage. It was really good to visit this place with my husband who studied here as a post-graduate student years...More
Its relatively small size especially when compared with its immediate neighbour on the other side of St. Aldate's has led it to be known as the coal-scuttle of Christ Church. It was founded in 1624 by King James I of England and VI of Scotland...More
As a graduate of the college and university, I could be accused of bias but I did graduate 56 years ago! The college has made remarkable progress since my day. The Old and Chapel quads are much the same but 2 new quads have been...More
Pembroke is one of Oxford's hidden gems. The idea of student accommodation doesn't appeal (even if it is Oxford) but the college itself is really pretty and quiet with lovely old buildings and quads and a gorgeous old chapel chapel and hall. Definitely worth a...More