About the College
Founded in 1909, St John's College today comprises two key communities:
• John's Hall, which admits undergraduates and postgraduates studying for the whole range of Durham University degrees, and
• Cranmer Hall, an Anglican theological college which trains ordinands.
St John's is one of the oldest and liveliest colleges in Durham. A row of inter-linked Georgian houses perched between the Cathedral and the River Wear, the college is a maze of corridors and idiosyncratic rooms overlooking the river valley. St John's is well located for the University departments and libraries and only five minutes walk from the city centre.
As one of the smallest colleges, St John's is also famed for being among the friendliest. At any one time, the College is made up of approximately 350 undergraduate and 50 postgraduate students studying for degrees. A further 100 Church of England and Methodist trainee clergy study in Cranmer Hall. All first year and most third year students can be accommodated in College.
Read these pages to discover more about St John's College. Further information on Cranmer Hall can be found on the Cranmer Hall web pages.