12 Week Challenge

Alternative facts or the truth? Whatever - there is no alternative to giving if you want to transform lives at Pembroke!


Take the challenge, make a difference

Over the next 12 weeks we challenge you to make your first gift to Pembroke and help us raise enough to fund the places of 20 sixth-formers on a seven day Summer School here in College and help undergraduates to study abroad. As well as being vital to these areas, the Annual Fund makes a crucial difference in many aspects of College life and more information can be found here.

Giving is not a one way process though and should you decide to give you will:

  • Have the opportunity to attend additional Pembroke events including the highly regarded Annual Fund Series on 3rd June

  • Be entered into a prize draw to be invited to dine at Formal Hall with the Director of Development and many of Pembroke’s brilliant Research Fellows

We understand not everyone is able to give but if you do wish to donate to the Annual Fund then please do so here.

As well as challenging both alumni and ourselves to support the Annual Fund we also want to challenge you on how much you know about Pembroke and its rather interesting history. Each week we will unveil a new "Alternative fact" and challenge you to work out whether or not its true. The answers will be revealed each week.

True or False?


Come back next week to find out the answer and view the next 'Alternative Fact'

Please see all previous answers below:




In the meantime, join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Tweet us @PembrokeOxford using the hashtag #PembrokeChallenge