St John's College Alumni eNewsletter - May 2022

College and Alumni News for May 2022


I am the Programme Coordinator for the Inspire Programme for Years 9, 10 & 11, which is one of the sustained-contact opportunities offered by the St John’s Access Office. I joined the Access team after completing my DPhil in Medieval Literature here at St John’s, and I am delighted to now be working on schemes that help non-selective state school pupils achieve their academic potential.

We are about to launch Phase 2 of Inspire 9, 10 & 11, which after a successful three-year pilot will now be offered to secondary schools across the college’s link regions. This programme includes exciting after-school clubs, study day packages, and virtual and residential summer schools, as well as career-development opportunities for teachers, and talks that will offer parents advice on university study.

Eleanor Baker
Post-GCSE Inspire Programme
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College News

Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Virtual Study Day

The virtual study day hosted 79 non-selective state school pupils in a series of online sessions.

Professor Karthik Ramanna wins HBR McKinsey Award

Professor Ramanna, Supernumerary Fellow, won the award for his article on measuring greenhouse emissions.

Postgraduate awarded research grant in celebration of the BBC's centenary

Alice Watson (2018, Geography) is conducting a project focusing on the cultural impact of Call the Midwife in conversation with viewers.

Professor Irene Tracey nominated as next Oxford Vice-Chancellor

Professor Irene Tracey, Warden of Merton College, Oxford, has been nominated as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

Admissions Statistics Report

The University of Oxford has released its Annual Admissions Statistics Report, covering the period 2019-21.

New Honorary Fellows

St John's is delighted to announce the election of our six new Honorary Fellows.

Alumni News

North American Office: Book of the Month

The University of Oxford's North American Office feature Dr Joseph McAleer (1983, Modern History) author of their book of the month.

The latest edition of Benefactors has arrived

Benefactors is our annual donor recognition report and includes stories about how philanthropy has made an impact on the College and our students.


SJC Women's Network: Women in Tech

Saturday 21 May 2022

Gaudy Dinner for the years 1971-1974

Friday 24 June 2022

Gaudy Dinner for the years 1962-1965

Friday 1 July 2022

Gaudy Dinner for the years 2006-2007

Friday 15 July 2022

Torrance Society Reunion 

Saturday 3 September 2022

Professor Charles Batty - Retirement Dinner - Sold out

Friday 23 September 2022

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TW Magazine 2021

The deadline for submissions to 2021's edition of TW has now passed.

Send us your news for the 2022 edition via email.

Read TW 2020 and other publications online.

You can also read notes from around our alumni community online.