Pembroke College was founded by James I in 1624 and a statue of the founder stands in the tower in Chapel Quad. The Hall, ... More
Pembroke College was founded by James I in 1624 and a statue of the founder stands in the tower in Chapel Quad. The Hall, with its magnificent hammer beam roof, dates from the 19th Century and has a wonderful collection of portraits by former students who subsequently achieved fame in various fields. The college chapel dates from 1732 and the stained glass, which was completed in 1900, is by Charles Kempe, also a former student. Visits are made by arrangement.
No sign of development work when I stayed in perfectly acceptable rooms in true english surroundings. The garden quads are some of the prettiest in Oxford, and their tranquility is amazing considering the closeness to the city centre.
while a very picturesque setting, the college had some horrendous rooms and the food was not much above school dinners. the staff neglected to clean my room much and soundproofing didn't seem to have occurred to the developers
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