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Peterhouse College, Cambridge K991428

PETERHOUSE COLLEGE, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. View of the arcade with bicycles

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Media ID 462539

© Jon Wyand

Arch Bike Education Flower Stuart


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EDITORS COMMENTS
Peterhouse College, the oldest of the Cambridge University colleges, proudly showcases its historic charm in this photograph. Established in 1284, Peterhouse College has a rich history that spans over 700 years. The image captures the stunning arcade, a defining feature of the college, adorned with vibrant flowers cascading from the windowsills. The arcade, with its intricate stonework and elegant arches, serves as a picturesque backdrop for the modern-day scene. Bicycles, a common mode of transportation for students and scholars in Cambridge, are parked haphazardly against the walls, adding a touch of contemporary life to the otherwise timeless setting. The juxtaposition of the ancient architecture and the modern bicycles symbolizes the harmonious blend of tradition and innovation that characterizes the university town. The college's motto, 'Sapientia et Doctrina' (Wisdom and Learning), is a testament to the institution's enduring commitment to academic excellence. As you delve deeper into the image, you can almost hear the echoes of intellectual discourse and the clinking of scholarly debates that have taken place within these hallowed walls. This photograph, taken by the Historic England Photo Library, encapsulates the essence of Peterhouse College and the unique character of Cambridge University. It is a reminder of the rich history and enduring legacy of academic pursuits that continue to inspire and shape the minds of generations.

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