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St John's College

 St John's College

About St John's College

Founded in 1909, St John’s College boasts a lively and diverse mix of students and is like no other Durham college.

Set in a series of beautiful listed buildings in Durham's historic heart, the College enjoys stunning views of the Norman Cathedral and River Wear.St John's is one of the smallest colleges, and is renowned for its welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

St John's has two distinctive yet engaged communities at its heart: a diverse community of undergraduates, postgraduates and academics studying for University degrees in all disciplines, and Cranmer Hall, a thriving Anglican theological college in which people are educated and formed for church leadership.

The College has a degree of independence within the University, both financially and in its governance. Our students study for University degrees alongside members of other colleges, but we have the freedom to do things a little differently.

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Events

DateTimeEvent
Mon, 8 January 20182:15pm to 1:00pmDThM Public Lectures
Tue, 9 January 20182:15pm to 1:00pmDThM Public Lectures
Wed, 10 January 20182:15pm to 1:00pmDThM Public Lectures
Thu, 25 January 20186:30pm to 9:00pmAlumni Drinks
Thu, 15 February 20185:30pmIAS Fellow's Public Lecture

News

Help with a Major Research Project

A research group led by the Principal are currently reviewing the attitudes of church leaders towards science. We currently have over 900 responses but need a few more. If you are a church leader from any denomination (and you could be lay or ordained) we would be delighted if you could fill in the on-line survey – click on the link below. You do not need to know anything about science!

https://durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/survey-on-science-and-christianity-1 

(15 Dec 2017)


Visiting Fellow publishes new book for Lent

One of our College Visiting Fellows, Alan Bartlett, has written a new book for Lent.

In 47 daily Lenten reflections on readings from Luke’s Gospel, beginning on Ash Wednesday, Alan Bartlett examines how we see Jesus.

https://www.kevinmayhew.com/looking-through-jesus.html

(15 Dec 2017)


Appointment of new Senior Tutor

 St John’s College is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Rebecca Bouveng as its new Senior Tutor.

 

She originally came to Durham from Sweden as an undergraduate at St John’s, to study for a BA in Russian and Politics. Her PhD in politics, in the field of international relations explored narratives of messianism in Russian statecraft, geopolitics and identity.

 

Throughout her PhD studies she was engaged in grassroots community development, working with asylum seekers and refugees, and children and young people in socially deprived areas of the North East.

 

In 2013 she joined the management team of the postgraduate only Ustinov College as Assistant Principal (College Life), taking on responsibility for student support provision including complex welfare cases and the mentor system, and developing the Ustinov Global Citizenship Programme, which forms the umbrella for academic and personal development initiatives in College. Rebecca has a strong interest in student-led learning, social justice and critical approaches to global citizenship education. Over the past year and a half she has been involved in the development of global citizenship initiatives at university and international level within the Matariki Network of Universities and the emerging Matariki Global Citizenship Programme.

(13 Nov 2017) » More about Appointment of new Senior Tutor


Cranmer Hall Diamond Jubilee!

October 2018 sees the 60th anniversary of the founding of Cranmer Hall as part of St John’s College Durham.

To launch a year of special events we are having a Diamond Jubilee Service at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 29 September 2018 at 11am, followed by a Celebration Buffet Lunch in College.

All Cranmer Hall alumni and friends are warmly invited and it promises to be a wonderful occasion to thank God for his many blessings and meet up with those who have been part of the special story of Cranmer Hall, Durham. 

Please save the date in your diaries and watch out for more details in the New Year.

(31 Oct 2017) » More about Cranmer Hall Diamond Jubilee!


David Wilkinson comments on the value of BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day

David Wilkinson comments on the value of BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day in the Radio Times.

Read what he has to say here:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/radio/2017-10-31/thought-for-the-day-allows-religion-to-be-examined-as-well-as-contribute-in-the-public-arena/ 

(31 Oct 2017)



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St John's College
3 South Bailey
Durham
DH1 3RJ

0191 334 3500

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