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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Takis Würger with his award
Takis Würger, St John's student and writer for the German news magazine Der Spiegel, has been awarded the "Writing for CEE" 2014 journalism prize.
Illuminated page from Lady Margaret Beaufort's "Book of Hours", 15th century
The most prized historic books and artefacts from St John's Old Library have been brought together for a new book, launched this week, which gives a...
Four St John's students reading Land Economy took part in a major international competition in New York.A team of Land Economy students at St John’s...
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