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St John's College

 St John's College  :   Senior Common Room

The SCR exists to support the life of St John’s College by creating a community of supporters, providing regular information to them on the life and activities of the college, offering hospitality to visiting faculty, and providing social activities.

St John's SCR

St John's SCR

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The SCR consists of ex-Johnians, friends of the College, and senior members of the College community, including tutors, members of College Council, and fellows. The College provides a delightful room for SCR use, with coffee and computer facilities. Members may also book rooms in College for a private meeting or event at a discount on the normal rate by contacting Mrs Sue Hobson, Domestic and Conference Manager, on 0191 334 3877, email: Guest accommodation is also available to members for a modest charge.

The termly programme usually includes

  • A formal dinner, to which members are encouraged to bring guests
  • An informal evening, with buffet dinner
  • Wednesday lunches during term

For further informmation on these events and other events hosted by the SCR, please see the links below under 'Resources'.

We welcome the guests of members to SCR events. Membership is granted subject to approval by a meeting of Committee. The SCR Committee is always happy to receive nominations for new members of the SCR.

The SCR provides travel bursaries for students of the College including Cranmer Hall on an annual basis. Reports from the most recent bursaries may be found under 'Information.'

For any information, or to nominate a new member, please contact the Secretary, Mrs Dorothy Cummings, using


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For details of events happening in and around the University, from theatre and music to sport and exhibitions check out the What's On Guide.

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.