St John's College Alumni eNewsletter - January 2023

College and Alumni News for January 2023

January 2023

Vice-Chancellor Professor Irene Tracey's Inaugural Address

​At her Admission on 10 January 2023, Oxford University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Irene Tracey gave her inaugural address to a meeting of the University's Congregation.

Professor Irene Tracey, CBE, FMedSci, became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford on 1 January 2023. She was previously Warden of Merton College, Oxford, her alma mater. She is also Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Watch Professor Tracey's inaugural address here

College News

The Silver Futures Project
Two newly commissioned works form part of Silver Futures, a Hidden Objects Oxford project that aims to explore contemporary responses to the historical process of melt and reuse of silver objects within colleges.

The Austens at St John's
On Jane Austen's 247th birthday, Mike Riordan, College Archivist, takes us through the Austen's long history at St John's - including, most significantly, Jane's father, George, and her brothers, James and Henry.

International Space Station: DPhil student lead team

A team of Oxford graduate students, led by St John's student Daniel Molland, has launched a new experiment to the International Space Station. 

Professor Molnár honoured by the Royal Society of Biology

Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Tutorial Fellow in Human Anatomy Zoltán Molnár has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. 

Alumni News

TW has landed
The 2022 edition of TW magazine was published and sent to alumni last month, and can also be viewed online. Read news from across the College community here.

New Year Honours 2023

Bernard Taylor (1975, Chemistry), Honorary Fellow, was appointed CVO. Additionally, Nadia Motraghi (1997, Jurisprudence) and Simon Atrill (2002, BCL), were appointed as KCs. The College warmly congratulates them!


Professor Sir John Kay's retirement event Saturday 11 March 2023

SOLD OUT - Gaudy for the years 1966-1970
Friday 17 March 2023
Join the waiting list

Gaudy for the years 1992-1993
Saturday 18 March 2023

Gaudy for the years 2000-2001
Friday 24 March 2023

Memorial Event for Donald Russell - Save the Date
Friday 14th April 2023

Gaudy for the years 1986-1987 - Save the Date
Friday 30 June 2023

Gaudy for the years 1990-1991 - Save the Date
Friday 7 July 2023

Gaudy for the years 2004-2005 - Save the Date
Friday 14 July 2023

Alumni Publications

Miles Kellerman (2013, International Relations)
Supranational detectives? Transnational market abuse and the politics of surveillance delegation in the EU (Journal of European Public Policy, 2022)

​Edward Love (2010, Oriental Studies)
Petitioning Osiris: The Old Coptic Schmidt Papyrus and Curse of Artemisia in Context among the Letters to Gods from Egypt​ (Gruyter, 2022)

Alumni Guest Room Bookings

We have recently changed the way in which alumni can check availability, book and pay for rooms within Alumni House. You can now do this all online, with rooms being confirmed immediately. The new automated system is far more user-friendly and can be found on the Alumni Benefits page of our website.

To make a booking, you will need to enter a promotional code to identify yourself as an alumnus/a and this can be found in the monthly e-newsletter.

Please note the guest rooms are only available for alumni of the College and their guests. 

TW Magazine

The deadline for submissions to 2022's edition of TW has now passed.