The Time and The Place: A Campaign for Pembroke

Pembroke is embarking upon the most significant expansion of the College since our foundation. 

The Time and the Place campaign is our effort to raise a minimum of £90 million in order to realise the vision for an enhanced Pembroke scholarly community on the south side of Mill Lane, right by the medieval site.  Above all, it is about our shared goal to create the best possible environment to attract the best minds here and nurture their excellence so that they can go out and change the world.

Support Our Campaign

Every gift matters, and the College is grateful. It is possible to give tax-efficiently from a number of countries or to get involved with this transformational project in numerous other ways. This page illustrates how.

The Campaign

The Dolby family have offered Pembroke an extraordinary opportunity and our campaign aims to seize this moment: this is the place, and now is the time.

The Mill Lane Project

The redevelopment of the Mill Lane site will meet a long-held objective that the scholarly environment of Pembroke should be able to meet its academic ambition.

Latest News

Celebrating 1984

Artist's view of what Café 84 would look like. serving counter running down left-hand side. Lots of wood interiors.
Artist’s view of Café 84

1984 was a momentous year for the College, with the admission of women as undergraduates to Pembroke. The year is now coming together to stamp its influence on the Mill Lane project, by raising money to fund Café 84.

Situated in “Stuart House”, the old University careers service, Café 84 will be the social hub of the Mill Lane site. A place where students – and other members of the College – can go to relax and meet friends over a cup of coffee and a sandwich, or nip into a quieter area to read in peace and quiet.

The 1984 year group are aiming to raise £840,000, they only need to hit £210,000 to reach their target. Thanks to a generous matching donation from a member of the year, and the Dolby family matching £1 for £1 any donation made to the Mill Lane Project before the end of 2022, they are closing in on their target.

The year’s push is being led by Joanna Prior and Raymond Nasr, who are hoping that the year will hit their target by the time that work begins in Stuart House in September this year. All donors will have their name listed on a special board in the café.

If you would like to learn more about the project, please contact the Development Office. Alternatively, 1984 alumni can make a gift via this webpage (please select the ‘Mill Lane Buildings’ option).

Student Experience

Pembroke students explain the benefits of the Mill Lane redevelopment for both undergraduates and graduates. (more…)

  • 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.

  • We’re in…!

    Exciting news: Pembroke has officially moved into the first buildings on the Mill Lane site! On 15th February, three departments moved into the building formerly known as Kenmare House, immediately opposite the Porter’s Lodge on Trumpington Street. The Master moved into his new office at 1 Mill Lane just before Easter; he has a fantastic view over the medieval College site.

    We are proud to say that the Pembroke crest is now on the Mill Lane site, for good.

    The Master’s Office, with views down Trumpington Street towards King’s Parade, and also over the medieval College site

    View from the Master’s Office, looking down Trumpington Street towards King’s Parade

    View from the roof of 1 Mill Lane, over the medieval College site

    View from the roof of 1 Mill Lane