Mr Dennis Green


It is with great sadness that the College has learnt of the death of Mr Dennis Green, who served in the College maintenance team for many years until his retirement in October 2020.

Dennis started work at Pembroke as a contractor in the 1960s, before becoming a permanent member of staff in 1991. He is fondly remembered by our alumni, staff and Fellows alike, and the bookshelves he so skilfully crafted and which still sit in workspaces around College serve as a permanent reminder both of his carpentry skills and of his loyal service to Pembroke.

At his 25-year Long Service Award in 2016, the Home Bursar credited Dennis with an ‘ability to stylishly produce bookshelves, cupboards, bathroom refurbishments and any manner of tasks [which] is quite literally legendary’, thanking him ‘for being such a good friend of the College’.

Dennis’ character is faithfully recorded in one of the two grotesques in the stonework in Library Quad, and his memory will live on in the Pembroke community.

The College Flag will fly at half-mast on Tuesday 12th July in recognition of his contribution to the College.

Dennis Green