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- St John’s has an excellent reputation as a college in which to study geography. As well as the Fellows, there is a good mix of undergraduate, MSc and DPhil Geographers in College.
- There are numerous opportunities for academic and social
interactions between Geographers in all years and statuses through the College
Geography Society – known as the Martin Society, after Freddie Martin, a
previous Fellow in Geography.
- The Martin Society is a key focus for undergraduate
Geographers who organise its activities. In a typical year, these include 8 lunchtime
seminars (given by undergraduates), 4 evening seminars (given by visiting
speakers), a week-end Reading Party, usually held in the Easter vacation, and
an end-of-year dinner. All these activities are open to all Geographers in
- Our students are part of a School of Geography that has
consistently been at the top of various rankings of undergraduate Geography courses.
- The College Library has a wide-ranging collection of the
books and journals for both the core and optional courses.
- Our undergraduates do well in university examinations,
particularly in the dissertation component.
- Many of our students continue in higher education or research institutions; others go into teaching and aid agencies. We also have very successful lawyers, bankers, financiers and entrepreneurs among our Geographer alumni.
Read a profile from a St John's student studying Geography here.
Watch two videos from Geography students at St John's: