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Founded in 1284, Peterhouse is the oldest of the colleges of Cambridge University. Its main site
is situated on Trumpington Street, to the south of Cambridge town centre, with a large portion
of the college just to the north of the Fitzwilliam Museum, with grounds which run behind the
museum. (See the map below.) The College was at one time known as St Peter's College. The
word "college" is not used in the title today.
Peterhouse students are known as
Petreans. Among the more eminent former
students are: Charles Babbage, Richard
Baker, Henry Cavendish, Christopher
Cockerell, Richard Crashaw, James Dewar,
Thomas Gray, Colin Greenwood, Michael
Howard, Lord Kelvin, James Mason,
Michael Portillo and Frank Whittle.
Follow this link for the Peterhouse website.
Cambridge, Peterhouse
This old postcard reflects the former name of the college.

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