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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Students from schools around the country came to St John’s College to experience student life and learn about studying Physics at Cambridge...
Film crew and extras shooting a scene in Second Court
Eddie Redmayne, star of "The Theory of Everything" won Best Actor at the Oscars on Sunday. Many of the film’s key scenes were shot at St John’s...
Applications are now being accepted for the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature.This one-year Studentship is an opportunity for...
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Life at St John's

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Learn about the history of this unique institution, the famous people who have studied here, and how to visit the College yourself.

Applying to St John's

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Academic life

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Johnians

One of the most valuable parts of studying at St John's is the community of fellow students - and that stays with you for life if you're a Johnian.