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.
How the Tutorial system works, what you need to know about living in College accommodation, arrangements for the start and end of Term and vacation residence for Undergraduates, and the end of tenancy for graduates.
The College Tutors have general oversight of all aspects of the life of undergraduates in their charge from admission to the College until graduation.
Our undergraduates are drawn from a diverse range of educational, cultural and social backgrounds.
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.
Peterhouse has a lively musical life, with a student music society, a chapel choir and an outstanding chamber music concert series
Camerata Musica is a Peterhouse society whose aim is to introduce students to the greatest chamber music of the classical tradition.
The student-run music society organises one concert per term, by Peterhouse musicians and students from other colleges.
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.
Peterhouse 1956 Ist boat on the Long Reach, River Cam about two weeks before the Mays in 1956
(with thanks to Gordon Hewlett and Ian Dodds for the footage)