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Pembroke College
Old Court, Pembroke College
Old Court, Pembroke College
Pembroke College heraldic shield
Arms of Pembroke College, Cambridge: Arms of Valence (Barry (of ten) argent and azure, an orle of French martlets gules) dimidiating St Pol (Châtillon): (Gules, three pales vair a chief or with a label of three points azure for difference)
University University of Cambridge
Location Trumpington Street (map)
Coordinates 52°12′07″N 0°07′12″E / 52.202°N 0.120°E / 52.202; 0.120
Full name The College or Hall of Valence Mary (commonly called Pembroke College) in the University of Cambridge
Abbreviation PEM
Founder Marie de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke
Established 1347; 677 years ago (1347)
Named after Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
Previous names
  • Marie Valence Hall (1347–?)
  • Pembroke Hall (?–1856)
Sister college The Queen's College, Oxford
Master The Lord Smith of Finsbury
Undergraduates 442
Postgraduates 264
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Pembroke College, Cambridge is located in Central Cambridge
Pembroke College, Cambridge
Location in Central Cambridge

Pembroke College (officially "The Master, Fellows and Scholars of the College or Hall of Valence-Mary") is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. The college is the third-oldest college of the university and has over 700 students and fellows. It is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its founding, as well as extensive gardens. Its members are termed "Valencians". The college's current master is Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury.

Pembroke has a level of academic performance among the highest of all the Cambridge colleges; in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018 Pembroke was placed second in the Tompkins Table. Pembroke contains the first chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is one of only six Cambridge colleges to have educated a British prime minister, in Pembroke's case William Pitt the Younger. The college library, with a Victorian neo-gothic clock tower, has an original copy of the first encyclopaedia to contain printed diagrams.

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