Five hundred years of looking to the future

St John's College was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII. While we look back with pride at the leaders, scientists and artists who have made their mark on the world following their education here, our focus is always on this generation and the next. These are the people who will find inspiration here, and shape the future.

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Professor Dasgupta and Professor Ramanathan meeting the Pope earlier this year
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is one of two eminent academics who today makes an impassioned appeal to the world’s religious leaders for help in...
Two Johnians have joined the Royal Academy of Engineering after being elected to the Fellowship at the Academy’s AGM on 15 September 2014. Professor...
1590 chart showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Charts illustrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn and a red velvet book once owned by Queen Elizabeth I...
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