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Friends of Peterhouse

The Friends of Peterhouse is a charity formed "to advance the educational and charitable work of the College". The charity is governed by a Council of up to sixteen Petreans, elected by its members, who come from a range of matriculation years, have a variety of skills and expertise, and act on a wholly voluntary basis.  The Council is independent of the Governing Body of the College, but works in close co-operation with it.  The Council meets three times a year.  An AGM is held at the College at the Gathering in June/July.

The Friends solicits donations from its members and makes grants to the College annually, their size depending upon the amount of voluntary donations received and the income from the Friends' capital.  The subject of the grants can vary from time to time, depending on how the Council judges the College and its Members can best be helped, but in recent years, the Friends' priority has been alleviating student hardship.

Registered Charity No. 279697
Registered Company No. 1466716


  • D J S Burnett (m. 1976)
  • C C B Duffett (m. 1962)
  • M D Holmes (m. 1993)
  • D C Jeffreys (Hon. Treasurer) (m. 1980)
  • W M Knighton, CB (m. 1949)
  • E Kreling (m. 2000)
  • The Hon. Sir Paul Morgan (m. 1971)
  • E C Neve (Hon. Secretary) (m. 1967)
  • Revd Dr S Hamtpon (Dean and Senior Tutor)
  • I Peters (Chairman) (m. 1977)
  • S Wills (m. 1985)
  • The Right Hon. Lord Thomas of Gresford, OBE, QC (m. 1955)