The Gathering

Petrean Events

We are pleased to announce that all events can now be booked online, this will not only cut down on paper post, but will also allow you to pay directly and  securely with your debit or credit card.

You will need to register an account at UpayChilli.

We have created a GUIDE for you to use to set up your account, please contact Holly Ashcroft if you have any problem

Careers Event, Thursday 9 March 2017

Some of you have been good enough to offer to speak or have taken part in our recent career evenings, which are held for the benefit of our current students. We are particularly interested in hearing from those who work in the arts, media, or for charities. If you or your firm would be interested in offering this great opportunity to our students, please contact Holly Ashcroft


Accounting and Finance Subject Dinner, Saturday 11 March 2017

On 11 March 2017, a dinner for all Petreans who work in accounting and finance will be held in College. Although we will endeavour to ensure all those working in these fields will be invited, our records are not always up to date in terms of careers. If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact Holly Ashcroft with the relevant details of your career so that we can update your record and we will add you to the list. If you are eligible but not able to join us, please do get in touch so that we can update your record anyway. Invitations will be sent out in the New Year. Current students will also be encouraged to attend the dinner. BOOK ONLINE or contact Holly Ashcroft


London Drinks, Thursday 23 March 2017

The spring London drinks evening will be held on Thursday 23 March from 6.30 p.m. onwards at the Oxford and Cambridge Club. The guest speaker will be Ms Amanda Farnsworth, the Master will also be attending. The event is free of charge, but for catering purposes we are asking that you BOOK ONLINE or by contacting Holly Ashcroft.


May Ball, Friday 23 June 2017 SOLD OUT

We are excited to announce that the 2017 May Ball will have a limited number of special VIP tickets reserved for alumni to purchase. The tickets cost £220 each and include a drinks reception in the Master’s Lodge, queue jump and access to a special VIP area within the Ball. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis, and only those who have pre-registered will have access to the online booking website. Tickets will go on sale after Christmas. To pre-register please contact Holly Ashcroft by January 6 2017. (Please note that pre-registering will not automatically guarantee a ticket).


Annual Gathering, Saturday 1 July 2017

provisional programme of events is now available for the 2017 Annual Gathering. Petreans are welcome to invite a guest to attend the annual Dinner, although they must be over 18. The Gathering begins with lunch on Saturday and Petreans are welcome to arrive from 12 noon. Please see the programme and price list for full details. Overnight accommodation is available on a first come first served basis, but please bear in mind that College rooms only offer basic single or twin accommodation and that the majority of the rooms will be in St Peter’s Terrace. Please BOOK ONLINE or contact Holly Ashcroft if you are unable to book online. BOOKING OPENS FEBRUARY 17th


Petrean Family Day, Sunday 17 September 2017

On Sunday 17 September the College will once again be delighted to welcome Petreans with their children and/or grandchildren to a Party in the College. There will be a BBQ and a programme of children’s entertainment as well as refreshments more suited to the grown-ups.  It will be an occasion for Petreans to bring their families to enjoy the College and its gardens in the company of friends. New for 2017; The Raptor Foundation will be joining us with birds of prey, for a display and flight demonstration in the Scholar’s Garden. In previous years this event has been fully booked so we would advise early booking. Limited parking may be available subject to weather and ground conditions at the time. Online booking opens in January, please contact Holly Ashcroft if you are unable to book online.


Petrean Dinner for those matriculating 1971-1975, Saturday 23 September 2017

Petreans who matriculated in the years 1971 to 1975 inclusive are warmly invited to attend the ‘Petrean Dinner’ on Saturday 23 September. Invitations and further details will be circulated in early summer to all members who matriculated in the years concerned.  Dinner will be at 8.00 p.m., with pre-dinner drinks from 7.30 p.m.


William Stone and 1284 Circle Luncheon, Saturday 23 September 2017

A lunch for members of the William Stone Society and the 1284 Circle, together with partners/spouses, will be held on Saturday 23 September 2017. Invitations will be sent out in July.


Peterhouse Remembrance Day Service, Sunday 12 November 2017

The Service will be held in the Chapel at 6.00 p.m. Members wishing to dine afterwards should contact the Development Office. Petreans who have served in the Armed Forces are especially encouraged to attend


Contact Details:


Telephone: 01223 746984

Post: Holly Ashcroft, Development Office, Peterhouse, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RD

The Committee welcomes ideas for other groups whose members would like to reunite, whether at the College or in particular regions of the country.  Please be in touch with the Development Office