Peterhouse is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, founded by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely in 1284 and granted its charter by King Edward I.
The College maintains a directory of Fellows, College Officers and Staff, which includes telephone numbers and email addresses, along with links to Fellows’ personal profiles.
Peterhouse admits up to 80 undergraduates a year and welcomes candidates in all the subjects offered by the University except Education; Geography; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine.
The graduate community at Peterhouse numbers around 110, and includes one-year, two-year and three-year students.
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.
The Ward Library supports Peterhouse staff and students with a variety of study spaces and a collection of over sixty-thousand volumes.
Keep up to date with all our latest library and archival discoveries by reading the Perne and Ward Libraries Blog.
Over the centuries numerous Petreans have achieved eminence in their fields and made significant contributions to the intellectual, social, artistic and sporting life of the nation and indeed the world.
In its seven hundred and more years of existence, Peterhouse has made a contribution to the wellbeing of the society of which it is a part quite disproportionate to its size.
Whatever your requirements for meetings or seminars, Peterhouse can offer a wide range of attractive meeting rooms, including our historic Theatre, available individually or in any combination.
We offer a range of menus which change with the seasons, all prepared with care and using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients.