Friday 22 February, 2019: The Steph Cook Dinner (Cross Keys Society)

30 August 2019

On Friday 22 February 2019, the first Steph Cook dinner was held in College for those alumni and students who share a passion for sport.

In recent years there has been controversy about the traditional College drinking societies in Cambridge –and as a result junior members decided to disband the one remaining Peterhouse society. However, the student’s did not want to lose the social element and the benefit of networking opportunities these societies provided, they therefore proposed widening the criteria for membership of the Cross Keys Club to include all sportsmen and women who have represented the College and/or who regularly play a non-competitive sport.  The traditional dinner for blues and half blues will continue as before but it was agreed that an additional dinner, to which all Petreans who qualified under the new criteria would be invited, should be established. The Junior members decided to name the dinner in honour of one of the Colleges most celebrated sportswomen, Steph Cook, who began her prestigious career during her time at Peterhouse. 

The new criteria are as follows:

Membership of the Society shall be open to any member of Peterhouse who has met any one or more of the following criteria:

1.            Has achieved a Full Blue in a university sport;

2.            Has achieved a Half Blue in a university sport;

3.            Has achieved Second Team Colours in a university sport;

4.            Has played at least one inter-collegiate sports match for Peterhouse;

5.            Has played a non-competitive sport for the College or University;

6.            Currently trains or plays the sport at least once every two weeks.

We hope to see you at the 2020 dinner