St John's College Alumni eNewsletter - September 2023

College and Alumni News for September 2023

Meet the Development and Alumni Relations Team

The Development and Alumni Relations Team are here to help you stay connected to St John's. If you have any questions about keeping connected with your college, alumni events, alumni benefits or the various ways you can give back to you College do get in touch. 

The team is headed up by Robert Crow, Development Director, and supported by Deputy Development Directors Jo Bason and Heather Edwards. You can find out more about which of the team can best support you here

Do remember to visit us when your in Oxford and keep us up-to-date with what you're doing. 

College News

What Sorrows Labour in My Parent's Breast?

Professor Brenda Stevenson, the inaugural Hilary Rodham Clinton Chair of Women's History, recently launched her new book What Sorrows Labour in My Parent's Breast? A History of the Enslaved Black Family.

Professor Nation elected Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Kate Nation FBA is a psychologist and an expert in the psychology of language. Her work has revealed how children learn to recognise words and how meaning is constructed as people read.

Inspire Subject Study Days

2023 saw record numbers of Year 12 students from non-selective state schools visiting St John's on subject-specific Study Days. These events provided an opportunity for students to engage in higher-level study in their chosen subjects. 

Bodies in Motion Exhibit

In Trinity Term we exhibited a selection of works created by St John's members who took part in the term's Life Drawing Classes. For those who missed the exhibit, a snapshot can be seen here.

Alumni News

Paul Ashman's retirement

After almost 40 years of service to the College Paul Ashman, Steward of Hall, will be retiring this month. Many of you will remember Paul from your time in College, and if you would like to share your best wishes for his retirement you can do so here.

On Summery Afternoons

Kate Montgomery's (1985, Fine Art) next one person show will be on display at the Campden Gallery in Chipping Campden  from Saturday 16 September - Saturday 7 October 2023. 

Alumni Events

Professor Simon Whittaker's Retirement Lunch

Saturday 30 September 2023

Donald Russell Memorial Lecture

Thursday 19 October 2023

Alumni Carol Service - SAVE THE DATE

Saturday 9 December 2023

Gaudy 1981-1982

Friday 8 March 2024

Gaudy 1994-1995

Friday 22 March 2024

Professor Carolyne Larrington's Retirement Dinner - SAVE THE DATE

Friday 5 April 2024

Gaudy 2010-2011

Friday 21 June 2024

Gaudy 2014-2015

Friday 28 June 2024

President's Lunch - SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday 3 July 2024 

Alumni Publications

Dr Alex Niven (2006, English)

The North Will Rise Again (Bloomsbury, 2023)

Professor Roger Woods (1973, German)

The Palgrave Handbook of Testimony and Culture (Springer International, 2023)

Alumni Guest Room Bookings

We are pleased to announce that we have improved our online booking system. Alumni can check availability, book and pay for rooms within Alumni House online. The new booking 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 click here to find answers to frequently asked questions, along with further details about the Alumni Guest Rooms.