The College

Peterhouse is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges (founded 1284) and over the past seven centuries our community has made a contribution to the wellbeing of society quite disproportionate to our size. The continued outstanding achievements of our members comes from the warm and supportive nature of the college.

About the College

The College leads the way in biodiversity with new intercollegiate initiative headed up by biologist and Peterhouse Fellow, Dr Justin Gerlach.

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Study Here

Our students are the heart of the college and we all benefit from their diverse educational, cultural and social backgrounds.

We admit students for a very wide range of undergraduate courses and have a vibrant graduate student community.

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The Chapel

The Chapel sits at the centre of the oldest part of College and stands for a living tradition in the College’s life. The Peterhouse Chapel Choir is a friendly and diverse group drawn from the undergraduate body of the College and beyond.

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Libraries & Archives

With seven centuries of history, Peterhouse has outstanding libraries and archives. The Perne Library is one of the most exceptional collections of historical books and manuscripts in Cambridge. The Ward Library supports Peterhouse students with a variety of study spaces and a collection of over sixty-five thousand volumes.

Discover our Libraries

These pages are intended for all Petreans – whenever you were in residence and wherever you are now. Here you can find details of the Peterhouse Society and the Development Office.

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