College Life

St John's has a thriving academic community, with a large number of researchers based at the College.

We're recognised for our research, we're known for supporting students, financially and otherwise, and there's a busy schedule of clubs, activities and social life.

There's also a wide range of facilities and services available to Fellows, staff and students, including a library that is open for members to use 24 hours a day.

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Catering

College Meals

The Buttery Dining Room is open everyday during term time, offering a set menu for lunch and dinner, including a daily vegetarian option. The self-service, restaurant provides a varied selection of meals and snacks at subsidised prices, ranging from take-away baked potatoes, freshly baked pizza and sandwiches, to a choice of three main meals with vegetables along with a varied selection of homemade desserts . We also offer a selection of free-range, Fair Trade and organic products, as well as locally-sourced items.

In the morning we are open for snacks, and a wide range of teas and coffees. Wi-fi is available in the Touchdown soft seating area.

Hall

Dinner in Hall, at which gowns are worn and Grace is read, is a traditional part of College life, and it is hoped that Junior members of the College will dine regularly. The three course candle-lit meal is normally silver-served. Junior members can of course invite personal guests to dine in Hall with them.

College Bar

The College Bar offers a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, along with coffees, teas and freshly-made baguettes and toasted sandwiches. We also sell hand-picked College wines, ports and sherries. The Bar is a focal point for College social activity with a very friendly atmosphere.

Student Facilities

St John's College offers fantastic facilities and services to its students. Information about the College Library, accommodation, sports grounds, Health Centre and more can be found throughout our website. Students can also enjoy the comfortable and sociable surroundings of their Student Unions.

More details about catering, including meals in College, the Bar, and IT facilities can be found in the menu on the left.

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This year’s annual lecture from the DAAD Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies will be chaired by St John’s Fellow, Professor Ulinka Rublack, with speakers including Professor Rowan Williams.The free event, which takes place on 22 January at...
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