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.

Saturday 30 June, 2018, the Peterhouse Society Annual Gathering

The 2018 Gathering repeated its format of previous years, with Petreans enjoying a programme of tours, lectures and talks. Saturday morning began with a tour of the art collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, followed by lunch in College. Talks in the theatre took place in the afternoon, with three fascinating lectures from Peterhouse graduate students. The afternoon was rounded off with a presentation by Petrean, Captain Geoff Dyer, who gave a rousing account of his time as a bomber pilot in the Cold War.

Saturday 16 June, 2018: May Bumps Garden Party

As in previous years, we were able to invite Boaties past and present to watch the final day of the May Bumps from the beautiful gardens of a friend of the College, located on the banks of the River Cam. The spectators gathered to cheer on the Peterhouse teams while enjoying Champagne and nibbles. The same venue has very kindly been offered to the College next year. Invitations for this event will be sent out in Lent term.

Thursday 8 March, 2018: Careers Event

After the success of previous Peterhouse careers events in 2016 and 2017, we were excited to invite more Petreans back to the College in March to meet with current students. The evening began with introductions, providing students with an insight into a wide variety of careers, from natural sciences to charities. Talks were followed by drinks and canapés, giving current members a chance to chat to Petreans about their career aspirations, make valuable connections for the future and also discuss work experience and internship opportunities.

Thursday 22 February, 2018: Peterhouse at the Carlton Club

On Thursday 22 February 2018, Petreans and their guests enjoyed a memorable dinner at the Carlton Club in London by kind invitation of The Rt Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne (m. 1959), Honorary Fellow.

Following dinner there was a discussion on the Conservative 1922 Committee, generously hosted by Lord Lexden (m. 1963), Politician, Official Historian of the Conservative Party and Petrean.

The dinner provided an opportunity for Petreans to gather together for a most enjoyable evening in an outstanding setting. We hope to repeat this dinner at a different venue in 2019.

 

Thursday 7 December, 2017: London Carol Service

The 2017 Petrean events calendar was brought to a close by the annual London Carol Service at St Vedast-alias-Foster; a beautiful wren church close to St Paul's Cathedral. Almost 100 Petreans attended and the congregation was bolstered by a choir made up of current members from the College plus Voces Petrensium (the Peterhouse alumni choir). Carols and hymns were followed by drinks in the Church Hall. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Carol Service will once again be held at St Vedast, on Thursday 6 December.

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