St John's College Alumni eNewsletter - July 2022

College and Alumni News for July 2022

Professor James Maynard awarded Fields Medal

The Fields Medal is widely regarded as the highest honour a young mathematician can attain - often compared to a Nobel Prize - and is especially hard to win because the medals are only awarded every four years to mathematicians under the age of forty. This year St John's mathematician James Maynard is one of four recipients for his contributions to analytic number theory, which have led to major advances in the understanding of the structure of prime numbers and in Diophantine approximation.

Commenting on the award, James said:

"I am delighted to win the Field's Medal! I hope that this recognition can help inspire the next generation of mathematicians at St John's - we're luck to have a really friendly and talented group of students and Fellows at the moment."

Read more about James and his research here:

Professor James Maynard awarded prestigious Fields Medal | St John's College, Oxford

College News

St Andrew's honours two St John's Fellows

Professor Terence Cave and Professor Linda McDowell have received Honorary Degrees from St Andrews University.

St Andrews honours two St John’s Fellows | St John's College, Oxford

St John's puts best foot forward at Dancesport Cuppers

Congratulations are in order for the St John's Dancesport team which, in its first year reformed, waltzed away with several prizes.

St John’s puts best foot forward at Dancesport Cuppers | St John's College, Oxford

Kendrew Songwriting Competition

St John's is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Kendrew Songwriting Competition.

Winners Announced: Kendrew Songwriting Competition, 2022 | St John's College, Oxford

In-person Study Days return

Trinity Term saw several highly successful events as College hosted pupils from across the UK.

In-person Study Days return to St John’s | St John's College, Oxford

Alumni News

Bernard Taylor CBE DCL DL FRSC

St John's is delighted to announce that the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, was conferred on Bernard Taylor (1975, Chemistry), Honorary Fellow, at this year's Encaenia ceremony.

Bernard Taylor CBE DCL DL FRSC | St John's College, Oxford

TW magazine - last call for news!

The deadline for TW 2022 is fast approaching - please share any news you would like included in the 2022 edition of the magazine by Sunday 31st July at

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.


Torrance Society Reunion 

Saturday 3 September 2022

College Society Dinner - Save the Date

Friday 16 September 2022

Professor Charles Batty - Retirement Dinner - Sold out

Friday 23 September 2022

Email to join the waiting list

TW Magazine 2021

We hope that you enjoyed reading 2021's edition of TW.

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