Friday, 19 March 2010

High Table Traditions- Saying Grace in Latin before dinner

Each night before dinner the Master, when present, or the senior Fellow dining, will say Grace in Latin. There are three versions of Grace that may be said, each of differing lengths.

High Table Traditions- The Master's Chair

The Master's chair on high table is used either by the Master himself, or the senior Fellow dining. Below is an extract from Pembroke College Cambridge A Celebration, telling the history and background of the chair.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

A short history of the Hall

Much of the following is taken from Pembroke College Cambridge A Celebration, edited by A.V. Grimstone.
The hall was originally a single-storied building with a pitched roof. It was small, but adequate for a society that until the 1870s rarely numbered more than a dozen Fellows and forty students. In 1452, the roof was removed and a flat ceiling installed; above it, Laurence Booth built a new library.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010



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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Seikei University Easter Course 2010

Seikei University Emblem
Seikei-en, originally a small informal school, was founded in 1906 by Haruji Nakamura. Both the School's name-Seikei,(sei ) meaning to make and (kei ) a path,and it's emblem- the peach , have their origins in the 130-volume work titled Historical Memoirs, written by Si-ma Qian in China some 2,100 years ago. Among the many people and historical events written about in this work is a man of great integrity named General Li, whom Si-ma Qian compares to a peach. Just as the sweetness of peaches attracts people, who create a path to the tree, General Li's virtue attracted people to him.

Monday, 15 March 2010

The Pembroke Fooball Club Dinner

Facebook, The Cambridge Student, Cambridge Evening News, Varsity, the Junior Parlour Website; I’ve tried them all, and I still can't find any information about the Pembroke College Football Club.