Peterhouse (University of Cambridge)

Local namePeterhouse (University of Cambridge)
LocationCambridge, United Kingdom

Peterhouse is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is the oldest college of the university, having been founded in 1284 by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely, and granted its charter by King Edward I. Today, Peterhouse has 254 undergraduates, 116 full-time graduate students and 54 fellows. The official name of Peterhouse does not include "college", although "Peterhouse College" is often seen in public.

Peterhouse is one of the wealthiest colleges in Cambridge, with assets exceeding £320 million. It is considered one of the most traditional Cambridge colleges and is one of the few colleges that still seeks to insist that its members attend communal dinners, known as "Hall". Hall takes place in two sittings, with the second known as "Formal Hall", which consists of a three-course candlelit meal and which must be attended wearing gowns.

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Coordinates 52°11'59.084" N 0°7'8.575" E

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