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College Life

College life at St John’s is vibrant, with lots of different societies, sports teams and committees and opportunities to get involved.

Our student body at St John's, known as the St John’s Common Room (SJCR) is unique in that it comprises three common rooms for undergraduates, postgraduates and Cranmer students, integrating our different communities.
St John's Common Room
Students playing foosball, pool and sitting around chatting in a student common room

Student blogs and social media

Hear from our students at St John's College

Highlights

What is a Formal?

Find out more about our formal dinners
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Lantern Festival Celebrations

See how we celebrated this traditional Chinese festival
Students clapping

Sports and societies

At St John’s, you can get involved in a whole number of sports and societies. While there are already a large number of things on offer, there is always opportunity for students to organise new teams and societies that fellow Johnians will love.

  • Sports

    Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cricket, Darts, Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Pool, Rounders, Rugby, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Climbing, Jumba Society (Zumba), Salsa Society.

    Two students canoeing on the river
  • Societies

    Art Society, Bailey Theatre Company, Board Game Society, Cheese Society, Christian Union, John's Chronicle (blog), John’s Environment Society, John’s Music Society (which includes various ensembles), Feminism Society, John's Real Ale Society, Poker Society, Whiskey Society.

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Sports

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cricket, Darts, Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Pool, Rounders, Rugby, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Climbing, Jumba Society (Zumba), Salsa Society.

Two students canoeing on the river

Societies

Art Society, Bailey Theatre Company, Board Game Society, Cheese Society, Christian Union, John's Chronicle (blog), John’s Environment Society, John’s Music Society (which includes various ensembles), Feminism Society, John's Real Ale Society, Poker Society, Whiskey Society.

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Durham Tours

Fancy taking a virtual tour around Durham? Our brand new 'Durham University Tours' app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store!

Learn more about our virtual tours