The Campaign

The redevelopment of the Mill Lane site will bring 150 of our students closer to the College, create more opportunities for undergraduates, graduates and Fellows to meet and interact and enhance everyone’s experience of Pembroke. There will be an auditorium, hosting lectures by day and academic and cultural events in the evening, a partnership centre where visitors and corporate and other institutional partners can meet, discuss, teach and learn.

We strongly believe that this extraordinary opportunity to enhance the Pembroke community will attract the best applicants at undergraduate and graduate level and so enable the College to play a leading role in Cambridge’s ambition to remain among the world’s highest-ranking universities. Thereby, our students and Fellows will continue to produce research that profoundly improves our lives and understanding of the world we live in.

To complete the funding for the building we need to raise, in addition to the Dolby family’s amazing gift and a number of other generous gifts and pledges, a further £22 million.

At the same time, we must raise funds for bursaries and scholarships to ensure that a lack of finances is not a barrier to any potential Pembroke student of requisite merit. In the first instance, we aim to raise £15 million for this objective, in the form of endowments and ongoing support, to meet this ever-growing need.

The College is grateful to its Campaign Board, who are spearheading our efforts so well both by their own leadership in philanthropy but also with their advice and networks.

“The Time and the Place may look like it’s about buildings, but what’s most important is who goes into them. Pembroke is all about its people. To give these great minds the best environment to work in will pay enormous dividends in the research and teaching that is done there. I am proud that Pembroke is taking this opportunity and delighted to support its efforts.”

Peter Jackson

Campaign Board Chair

  • 1347
    College Founded

    On Christmas Eve 1347, the College was founded by Marie de St Pol.
    The historic core of the College still stands on its original site.

  • 1665

    The Chapel

    Pembroke’s Chapel is the first completed work of Sir Christopher
    Wren, and the first chapel in Cambridge or Oxford in the classical style.

  • 1670

    Ivy Court

    The Hitcham Building, on the south side of Ivy Court, contains the
    Thomas Gray Room, where poet Thomas Gray and William Pitt the Younger both lived.

  • 1878

    The Library

    Alfred Waterhouse designed the Library, Red Buildings and the present Hall.

  • 1881

    New Court

    New Court was designed by George Gilbert Scott Junior, who was also
    responsible for saving the Old Library from demolition in 1880.

  • 1997

    Foundress Court

    Foundress Court is currently home to the Henry Moore sculpture
    Figure in a Shelter (1983).

  • Now

    The Time and The Place

    Mill Lane provides the opportunity for the most significant expansion
    of the College since our Foundation.