Home page - Hovercraft

Hovercraft are now used throughout the world for many applications, but it all began with the work of Christopher Cockerell, an inventive Peterhouse Engineer.  Through a combination of theory and experiment, Cockerell applied his principle of the ‘momentum curtain’ to trap high-pressure air within the skirt and provide the high-efficiency lift. 

The application of both theory and experiment remains central to our undergraduate engineering course and a valuable foundation for any engineering career.

Home page - Chapel Service

The Chapel sits at the centre of the oldest part of College, and is the building you are most likely to see pictured in connection with Peterhouse.

It stands for a living tradition in the College's life - in particular, the 700-year-old tradition of the College as a place of prayer, enquiry, creativity and community.