Pembroke College was founded by King James I in 1624. It was named after William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, the Lord Chamberlain and Chancellor of the University.
In 2013 a footbridge was introduced to connect the existing college to its new buildings. One of the features of the walkway which is particularly elegant, is the single sheet used as a balustrade. This gives the footbridge a very airy, light look.
pembroke footbridge over brewer street
Towards the back of Pembroke College, on the south side of Brewer Street, the old medieval city wall once stood.
Outside the Old Bodleian Library, stands a bronze statue of William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke.