St John's College Alumni eNewsletter - November 2022

College and Alumni News for November 2022

November 2022

Last month St John's welcomed Yaroslava Bukhta (2022, Social Anthropology) as part of Oxford's new Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukrainian refugees. 

The scholarships, co-funded by the University and participating colleges, offer free accommodation and meals as well as a grant of £7,500 to support their study and living costs.

Commenting on receiving the scholarship, Yaroslava said:

'I appreciate the support that the University, the College and people here are providing to Ukraine, Ukrainian Scholars and me personally. My country is now fighting not only for its independence and freedom, but for true democratic values and a better future for this world. This support is extremely important and valuable. 

Perhaps, the only thing I still can't adjust to is the weather - but maybe morning rowing sessions will work their magic!'

Read more about Yaroslava and the scholarship scheme here

College News

Dr Marco Cappelletti awarded 2022 Canada Prize

Many congratulations to Dr Marco Cappelletti, Junior Research Fellow in Law, who has been awarded the Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law, also known as the Canada Prize.

Access and Admissions Summer Update 2022

The summer heatwaves did little to deter the Access and Admissions Office from delivering a packed summer schedule - from treasure hunts to graffiti workshops.

Alumni News

Professor Myles Allen: BBC interview

Professor Myles Allen (1984, Physics & Philosophy) was interviewed by the BBC earlier this month, explaining why 'just saying no' to fossil fuels isn't working.

Visiting the Library and Study Centre

Alumni are welcome to visit the Library between 9am-5pm each day in groups of five or less. For visits of five or more, please email​ in advance.

College Ball

Preparations for the Student Ball on 24 June 2023 are well underway with Alumni being invited next month to purchase tickets/dining in hall. Should you wish to, you can also sign up to the student mailing list here to receive more detail about the Ball.


SOLD OUT: Alumni Carol Service - join the waiting list by emailing

Saturday 10 December 2022

Gaudy for the years 1966-1970:

Friday 17 March 2023

Gaudy for the years 1992-1993:

Saturday 18 March 2023

Gaudy for the years 2000-2001:

Friday 24 March 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

Gaby Guz Open House

St John’s alumna, artist Gaby Guz (1980, Experimental Psychology), is holding an exhibition of her Naked Raku and Saggar fired pots and her Life Drawings. The exhibition will take place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th December(11am-6pm) in North West London.

For further information, including location, please email Gaby. 

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.