Talk:Peterhouse, Cambridge

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Former good article nominee Peterhouse, Cambridge was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
June 27, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed


Further contributions on the history of the college gratefully accepted! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Is Peterhouse the full name? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
Yes. It has also been called St Peter's College, but Peterhouse is the full name. NOT Peterhouse College. Ever. Budgiekiller 17:48, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

But Cambridge colleges also have a long fancy Latin name. For example, St. Catherine College is officially called "Collegium sive aula D. Catharinæ in Universitate Cantabrigiensi". Don't know what is the Latin full name for Peterhouse.

Domus Sancti Petri. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Epimetheus Rex (talkcontribs) 22:19, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Article Status[edit]

Would be good to push this one up to at least GA status. There's more than enough information around to do that! --Mrh30 13:44, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Hey Mel, it's Nick from year above. I agree it would be nice to improve the article - it will need a lot of referencing as a first step, though. At some point when I've got the time I'll dig out my history of Peterhouse and see what I can do. Greycap 16:57, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Peterhouse Annual Record seems to be a good source of all things random about the College as well! --Mrh30 18:43, 30 August 2007 (UTC)


I'm really shocked to see this crap added to the article. Unbelievable! 19:15, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

You would be more shocked if you had saw one of the ghosts, believe me. A frightening experience! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:46, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


I'm thinking that quite a lot of the information in the following link deserves to be added to this article - anyone got any opinions? Can we lift wholesale and credit, or will rewriting be necessary? Mrh30 (talk) 14:02, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Structure of article[edit]

I think it would be sensible to look at whether some of the sections are really noteworthy. For example Student Life is not particularly, and dining societies seems to be of limited value. I think the lists of alumni and fellows should perhaps be moved entirely from here and replaced by prose highlighting some of the most notable people. Mrh30 (talk) 12:10, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

broken links in the refs[edit]

I met several broken links in the refences to the section Buildings and grounds--Schnellbehalter (talk) 10:50, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Children in the refectory[edit]

During the mid 1970's a friend of the family, studying at Peterhouse, invited my parents, my brother, and I to dinner in the evening. I was 10 and my brother was 6. It was all somewhat grand and as children we were served desserts that that were for Top Table. I was blissfully unaware of the disapproving looks coming from said Top Table. I gather from the family friend that we were the first and last children to eat in the refectory as a 'rule' was passed not long after banning all children from eating there. I have no idea on the accuracy of the "first and last children to eat there" part of the story, except what was relayed by Peter to my parents , but it was a rather splendid event to have experienced at the age of 10, and a possible small claim to fame to have influenced Peterhouse history, though of course we may not have influenced it one jot :)


Peebz8 (talk) 20:14, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

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