List of members of Peterhouse, Cambridge

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A list of notable members of Peterhouse, a college of the University of Cambridge, England. Includes alumni, fellows and Masters of the college.

Alumni[edit]

Name Birth Death Career
Tom Askwith 1911 2001 Permanent Secretary, Blue and Olympic oarsman
Richard Baker 1925 Newsreader
Charles Babbage 1791 1871 Inventor, his analytical engine anticipated the modern computer
Augustus Theodore Bartholomew 1882 1933 Cambridge librarian
William Brewster 1566 1644 Colonial leader & preacher
G. B. Caird 1917 1984 Biblical scholar and churchman
Thomas Campion 1567 1620 Composer and Poet
Steph Cook 1972 Gold medal Olympian in pentathlon
Richard Crashaw 1613 1649 Poet
Richard Eyre 1943 Film and theatre director
Robert Foley 1949 Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies at the University of Cambridge
Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton 1735 1811 British Prime Minister
Colin Charles Greenwood 1969 Bass player of Radiohead
Syed Mohammed Hadi 1899 1971 Olympic athlete
Erich Heller 1911 1990 British essayist
Sir Christopher Heydon 1561 1623 English soldier and writer on astrology
Michael Howard 1941 Former leader of the Conservative Party
Hugh Latimer 1485 1555 Religious reformer & Protestant martyr
Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough 1750 1818 Lord Chief Justice
James Mason 1909 1984 Actor
James Clerk Maxwell 1831 1879 Physicist
Dan Mazer 1971 Comic writer
Chris Mead 1940 2003 Ornithologist
Sam Mendes 1965 Film and stage director/producer
Christopher Meyer 1944 Former British ambassador to the USA
David Mitchell 1974 Comedian
John Penry 1559 1593 Religious writer & Protestant martyr
Michael Portillo 1953 Former Conservative MP
Ed Smith 1977 Cricketer and author
Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford 1946 Author, Stern Review on climate change
Anthony St Leger 1732 1786 Soldier, politician, Governor of Saint Lucia, Founder of the St. Leger Stakes
Rory Sweetman 1991 New Zealand historian
Vincent Watts 1940 Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (1997–2002)
Frank Whittle 1907 1996 Developed jet propulsion
Peregrine Worsthorne 1923 Journalist

Fellows[edit]

Name Birth Death Career
Kingsley Amis 1922 1995 Novelist
Herbert Butterfield 1900 1979 Historian
Henry Cavendish 1731 1810 Scientist
Christopher Cockerell 1910 1999 Inventor of the hovercraft
Maurice Cowling 1926 2005 Historian
Richard Crashaw 1613 1649 Poet
James Dewar 1842 1923 Scientist
Niall Ferguson 1964 Historian
Thomas Gray 1716 1771 Poet and Regius Professor of Modern History
Thomas Heywood 1570? 1641 Playwright and Actor
George Joye 1495 1553 Protestant Bible Translator
Lord Kelvin 1824 1907 Physicist
Aaron Klug 1926 Nobel Prize Winner
Patrick Lynch 1917 2001 Economist
Archer Martin 1910 2002 Nobel Prize for developing partition chromatography
Fynes Moryson 1566 1630 Travel author
Edward Norman 1938 Theologian
Andrew Perne 1519 1589 Dean of Ely
Max Perutz 1914 2002 Nobel Prize for chemistry
Roger Scruton 1944 Philosopher
Hugh Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton 1914 2003 Historian
Shallet Turner 1762 Regius Professor of Modern History
John Whitgift 1530 1604 Archbishop

Masters[edit]

Name Birth Death Term start Term end
Ward, Adolphus WilliamAdolphus William Ward 1837 1924 1900
Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, WilliamWilliam Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood 1865 1951 1931 1938
Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, DavidDavid Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn 1935 2002 2008
Dixon, AdrianAdrian Dixon 1948 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halacy, Daniel Stephen (1970). Charles Babbage, Father of the Computer. Crowell-Collier Press. ISBN 0-02-741370-5.