The Gathering

Petrean Events

Here you will find information about forthcoming events for Petreans taking place in College and elsewhere in the coming months.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 we have sadly had to cancel most of our events this year, details of which events are cancelled are listed below. We will also be putting information here about virtual events in and around College and the University which you can enjoy remotely.

If you have any questions, please contact Ellissa Chilley

Cancelled Events

It is with regret that we have had to cancel the following events up to the end of 2020: 

  • Annual Gathering, Saturday 27 June – CANCELLED
  • William Stone and 1284 Circle Lunch, Saturday 26 September – CANCELLED  
  • Petrean dinner (2006-2010), Saturday 26 September – CANCELLED
  • Law Lecture, Friday 16 October – CANCELLED
  • London Drinks, Thursday 19 November – CANCELLED
  • London Carol Service, 10 December – CANCELLED (virtual event planning taking place)

If you have any questions about this please email

Virtual Events

We may not be able to meet in person this year, but we would like to draw your attention to a number of vitual ways you can engage with the College and University community remotely during this time: 


Peterhouse Music Society May Week Recitals: available now
A group of our talented current students from the Peterhouse Music Society provided a week-long series of short evening recitals which were live-streamed over May Week. The first in the series was performed by the terrific violinist Esme Lewis (soloist at last year’s May Week Concert) – you can view her performance, along with all the other recitals from the week, on their Facebook page here:


Centre for Geopolitics: virtual webinar series and panel discussions

The Centre is an interdisciplinary space created by leading academics, headed up by Peterhouse fellow Professor Brendan Simms, with the aim to consider within their historical contexts the world's most pressing current geopolitical questions. They have been running a series of webinars and virtual panel discussion on a wide variety of topics, recent ones are available on their website which includes details about events coming up on Baltic States 1939-1940 and COVID and the Geopolitics of Brexit: A British-German Conversation.


Alumni Festival Weekend: 17 Sept – 26th Sept
We are very pleased to announce that the 30th Alumni Festival will be taking place online from Thursday 17 September to Saturday 26 September 2020. The programme will feature live and interactive events including webinars, quizzes and virtual tours. There will be lots to see and explore and many ways to connect with alumni all over the world. The programme will be available on 30 July with online booking opening on 13 August.

More information will be made available here:


Contact Details

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Telephone: 01223 765187