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Peterhouse College - University of Cambridge

Peterhouse is one the oldest constituent colleges in the University of Cambridge. The college was established in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Fly. Peterhouse is a charitable institution that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, learning, religion and research.

The college houses an intellectual community of approximately 260 undergraduate, 45 fellows and 110 graduate students. Peterhouse is widely known for its friendly and stimulating atmosphere, a wide range of academic activities, diversity of its students, social activities and curricular and extra-curricular activities. The college is close to the engineering, main arts and science faculties.

Peterhouse has rich traditions in both the sciences and arts. Each students is given close attention with the view of offering them thorough understanding of the subject. The college has supportive community where students feel at home. Peterhouse is tolerant, lively and welcoming students from a broad range of interest, backgrounds and opinions.

Peterhouse students have passion for their subject and readiness to work hard. The undergraduate students get accommodation in central Cambridge. They are served good food, thirteenth century Hall, a rich facility for study, social events and sports comprising a theatre, excellent library, squash court, computer room, boathouse, gym and sports grounds. Peterhouse also has a beautiful ground, Deer Park. The park is a wonderful place where students meet friends, wander, study or read.

Peterhouse admits students based upon their academic merit and potential regardless of their caste, creed, religion and social background. The college fully supports the Cambridge Special Access Scheme and encourages students to apply even if their school has little or no experience of the Cambridge system. Applicants may contact the concerned authority of the college for more information about the application system.

Applicants may come to the college to an open day and meet fellows and students. The college arranges individual meetings to provide information about the admission process. Students may obtain the information about Cambridge application process from the college website or they may contact the Admissions Officer or Admissions Tutors. The list of Directors of Studies is given below.

Directors of Studies:

  • Architecture: Mrs. M-A Steane
  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic: Dr M A Williams
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies: Dr C P Melville
  • Archaeology & Anthropology: Dr M Petrovic-Steger
  • Classics: Dr P Pattenden
  • Chemical Engineering: Dr J Chew
  • Computer Science: Dr A Norman
  • Engineering: Dr A J White
  • Economics: Dr S N Solomou
  • English: Mr. M S Golding
  • History of Art Professor: D Watkin
  • History: Dr M Ryan
  • Music: Dr J R Thurlow
  • Linguistics: Dr M C Jones
  • Law: Dr R J C Munday
  • Medicine Professor: R Ross Russell
  • Philosophy Professor: T M Crane
  • Mathematics: Dr A Zsak
  • Modern & Medieval Languages: Dr M C Jones
  • Theology & Religious Studies: The Reverend S W P Hampton
  • Natural Sciences: Dr C Lester (Physical), Dr C Baker (Biological)


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