Peterhouse is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, founded by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely in 1284 and granted its charter by King Edward I. The College is a Registered Charity, no. 1137457. As a charitable institution dedicated to education and research, the College has made its own distinctive contribution to society for over 700 years. The future long-term success of the College as a centre of academic and educational excellence is dependent upon the continuance of the tradition of benefactions which began in 1284.
Leaving a legacy is frequently an opportunity to make a larger donation that would seem prudent during one’s lifetime. Bequests provide a welcome boost to the College’s endowment which underpins the College’s support of students. The financial support of graduate and undergraduate students will always be a College priority and the College is pleased to name funds for this purpose. If you would like to create a permanent memorial to your membership of the College, or that of someone close to you, I would be delighted to discuss the details with you.
Dr Saskia Murk Jansen
Fellow and Director of Development