Scientists reveal plan to target the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

A team of researchers, led by the Centre of Misfolding diseases at the University of Cambridge, including Peterhouse Research Fellow Dr Thomas Michaels, have devised the first strategy to ‘go after’ the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease. This could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to treat dementia.

La Fête de Jèrriais..

Professor Mari Jones has been invited to speak at the first ever Fête de Jèrriais (Festival of Jersey Norman French) happening next week in Jersey. Professor Jones has played a key role in revitalising the language and this event is an exciting marker of success.  The event programme can be found below and is open to all.  Professor Jones will  be speaking at the Société Jersiaise on Thursday 27th September.

Friday 6 July, 2018: Peterhouse at Henley

It was fantastic to welcome so many to our 1828 Club luncheon tent at Henley Cricket Club on HRR Friday. We had over twenty in the lunch period, and another fifteen in the afternoon break from racing. A delicious sandwich lunch was washed down with copious pimms and sparkling wine, while our gazebo - very welcome due to the heat - was fitted out with brand new PBC bunting. Some excellent racing capped out a splendid day, and it should be noted that a number of PBC alumni had been racing earlier in the week, coached by our very own Bomber Harris.

Saturday 17 June, 2017: May Bumps Garden Party

Boaties past and present joined the Master on the banks of the River Cam to watch the final day of the May Bumps. The spectators gathered to cheer on the Peterhouse teams while enjoying Champagne and nibbles in the beautiful gardens of a friend of the College. The same venue has very kindly been offered to the College next year on Saturday 16 June. Invitations for this event will be sent out in Lent term.

The 2017 Scull Appeal

An appeal to raise funds for a new Janousek single scull with aluminium 3 stay riggers and a new set of blades was launched in March 2017.  The Boat Club were overwhelmed by the generosity of Petrean boaties and almost £12,000 was raised resulting in the opportunity to purchase a second scull.  The first new scull, ‘The Sprit of 1828’, was named at the May Bumps Dinner, after the founding year of the Peterhouse Boat Club. The beautiful weather allowed for drinks in Old Court, where Boaties past and present gathered to watch the unveiling of the new boat.