Support Our Campaign

Why support this campaign?

There is little doubt that this is the greatest opportunity in the College’s history to transform without losing the essence of its notably warm and friendly community.

£27 million more is needed for the Mill Lane redevelopment, but we are buoyed by the Dolbys’ extraordinary support, and encouraged by the long-standing generosity of so many Pembroke people.

The Dolby family has pledged to match 1:1 every £1 received for the buildings fund over the next four years. This provides a wonderful incentive to give, and we hope that many of you will want to seize this opportunity to double the value of your support.

Ways to support this campaign

By giving, or giving again, or giving more, you will be participating in our generation’s gift to centuries more Pembroke members and friends, just as we benefited from our predecessors’ vision.

  • Make a regular gift to the campaign here.
  • Make a single gift to the campaign here.
  • Make a gift to the campaign from the USA here.
  • Make a gift by bank transfer or cheque here.
  • Find more information on giving tax-efficiently and giving from outside the UK here.

If it’s not possible for you to make a cash donation right now, there are still many ways you can contribute by giving your time.

  • Become a Digital Ambassador here.
  • Introduce us to potential benefactors.
  • Guide us with your advice and experience.
  • Help our students as they learn to bring the excellence of their education and research to bear on the world around them as they leave.

Make a Gift

“It feels good to give. What has been special about giving to Pembroke is that I have been able to see at close quarters how my support has helped, and continues to help, the College and its community to maintain the values I remember from my own time, but strive to ensure that it remains among the very best colleges in a great university.”

Lord Smith of Finsbury

Master, Pembroke College

The Importance of Saying Thank You
Reaching our campaign goal is paramount in order for Mill Lane and ongoing academic activities to be realised. Saying ‘thank you’ is just as important. There are number of different way in which the College recognises and acknowledges gifts it has received. All donors, no matter how big or small their gift,
receive a letter acknowledging their generosity and all donors who have given in the latest financial year are invited to the annual May Week Benefactors’ Garden Party. Our The Time and The Place Campaign also affords our supporters with a range of exciting naming opportunities.

  • 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