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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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:
(31 Oct 2017)
This year in John's our focus is on the positive impact we may have on the community. Led primarily by the student run St John's Common Room, several Community Outreach projects will be launched in the coming weeks, aiming to aid those is local schools and offer support to a local charity 'RT Projects', which in turns seeks to offer refuge to those coping with mental health issues. It is important that as members of the St John's community we recognise the relatively privileged position in which we find ourselves and the responsibly which this carries. St John's students have the opportunity to really affect the lives of those in the local community - be that offering exam advice to Sixth Form students or engaging with arts and crafts classes. The impact of even the smallest amount of volunteering should not be underestimated.
While the Community Outreach scheme is in its infancy at the moment, we are looking to expand our reach so to help numerous sectors in society. However, as it is a volunteering project, it is unlikely that it will be able sustain its self and therefore we look to our Alumni and friends and any financial support which they may be able to offer.
As you are most likely aware, we are also still in the process of raising funds for the new Learning Resource Centre. This project is in an exciting stage as number 17 South Bailey has been demolished and archaeologists are currently excavating the site before the building commences. We are still short of our target for this project and would gratefully receive any further donations. Of course, the generosity already given to this project has been outstanding so we understand that many may not be able to sacrifice any more.
In order to facilitate any contributions you may be kindly willing to offer, we have set up a 'local giving' page. All donations will help support both of these ongoing projects, and any contribution you would be able to make would be very much appreciated.
(30 Oct 2017)
On the evening of Wednesday 25th October over 200 members and friends of the St John's community gathered in a packed lecture room to hear the Honorable Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb speak on remorse and the criminal justice system. The lecture was titled “What’s done cannot be undone” (Macbeth V. ii. 74).
You can read the transcript of the lecture here: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/mrs-justice-cheema-grubb-annual-borderlands-lecture.pdf
The Principal comments:
'It was great to see a full lecture room last night for our annual Borderlands Lecture. Our speaker weaved in a wide range of subject areas into exploring her central theme of ‘remorse’ – it was brilliantly done and a great model of what a Durham education is all about.'
(26 Oct 2017) » More about Borderlands 2017
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