St John's Research Centre
The Research Centre was established in 2001 to provide focus for the College's intellectual and academic life, to support new research, particularly of an interdisciplinary nature which might otherwise be unfunded, and to enhance the College's role in promoting first-class innovative research in the University of Oxford and the academic community at large.
The Research Centre programme includes projects, workshops, seminars and lectures, and a prestigious annual lecture series. In the last five years, the programme has included work on Arabic poetry, European law, plasma-astrophysics, European forests, Formal Darwinism, Urban youth, and Legalism, Anthropology and History, Eye Movement in Literary Reading, Publishers and Writers in Shakespeare's England and Interpeting Eddic Poetry, Data Sharing in Neuroscience. The Balzan project, jointly funded by the Balzan Foundation and by the College, was also part of the Research Centre.
The College operates several different Research Grant Schemes for its Senior Members.