Peterhouse is first and foremost a place of study and research, with a very strong tradition in both the Arts and the Sciences.
Peterhouse prides itself on also providing interdisciplinary discussion and debate in a less formal context through student-run academic societies which are open to all. The Perne Club invites speakers from across Cambridge and Britain, such as Tariq Ali, Frank Kermode, Germaine Greer and Tam Dalyell. The History Society and Politics Society attract large audiences to hear figures like Tony Benn, David Starkey and Michael Portillo. The Kelvin Club is a forum for discussion of topical subjects in the Sciences, Medicine and Mathematics.
More detailed information on the academic arrangements at Peterhouse.
We want you to succeed in your chosen degree so academic support and facilities for your studies are given prime importance. The College library contains over 50,000 volumes and boasts full connectivity for lap-tops. Well over 1,000 volumes are added every year on the recommendation of undergraduates, graduates and Fellows as courses change and reading lists are updated. Multiple copies of important texts for all degree courses are available for lending. During term-time the library is open until midnight. More detailed information on the College library can be found here.
The computer room, which is open 24 hours a day, is well equipped with PC and Macintosh workstations, scanners and printers and specialist software. The College's Computer Officers are available to help students with any computing issues. More detailed information on computing at Peterhouse can be found here.