We are sad to inform you that our friend and colleague, Dr Michael Axworthy, has passed away. He died on Saturday night 16 March 2019 at his home in Rome with his family round him, after a two year battle with cancer. 

Michael came up to Peterhouse to read history in 1982. On graduating, he joined the Foreign Office where he pursued a distinguished career as an Iranian scholar, both as a diplomat and subsequently as a writer and an academic. He was the founding Director of Exeter University’s Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies.

Boat Race 2019 – Congratulations

Congratulations to Petreans James Cracknell, Sam Hookway, and Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk who have been selected for the 2019 Boat Race Men’s Squad along with Daumantas Kavolis in the Lightweight blue boat.

Congratulations too to Sally O'Brien who will be in 7 seat of the Blondie boat which will race at 14.30.

The Boat Race takes place on Sunday 7 April.

I am sure you will want to join me in sending our very best wishes to them all and will be supporting them on the 7 April.

Tallis and Byrd

Thomas Tallis - Lamentations of Jeremiah (Part I)
William Byrd - Ne irascaris, Domine--Civitas sancti tui

A free, candlelit performance of two of the great masterpieces of English polyphony performed by The Choir of Peterhouse, Cambridge directed by Simon Jackson. Written during the turbulent years of the mid-16th century, Thomas Tallis' Lamentations of Jeremiah and William Byrd's double motet, Ne irascaris Domine--Civitas sancti tui, offer some of the most poignant and moving music of the period.

William Aslet on the discovery of a new miniature by Nicholas Hilliard

This month's Burlington Magazine 's cover article, on the discovery of a new miniature in France by the reowned Elizabethan painter Nicholas Hilliard, was co-authored by William Aslet one of our current graduate students. Further information can be found on the link below.



Peterhouse Music Society Lent Term Concert


Music Society Lent Term Concert

Tuesday 26 February, 7.30pm, Friends of Peterhouse Theatre

Handel, La Lucrezia, HWV 145

Cecilia McDowall, Shakespeare Songs

--Lottie Greenhow (Soprano)

--Pierre Riley (Piano)

Siobhan Connellan (Petrean, matric.2016), Suite for Flute and Oboe

Paul Hindemith, Flute Sonata

--Meg Wheeler (Flute)

--Simon Fraser (Oboe)

Entry is free to all events, and free wine and refreshments are provided on both occasions.

Lady Peggy Chadwick - Memorial Service

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Lady Peggy Chadwick, the widow of the Very Revd Professor Henry Chadwick KBE, FBA, Master of Peterhouse 1987-1993, will be held in the Cathedral at Christ Church, Oxford at 2pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Lady Chadwick died peacefully just before Christmas on 22 December 2018, having only two months previously celebrated her 100th birthday. The family would be delighted to welcome any other members or friends of the College who would like to attend.