Academic life

St John's has a thriving academic community, with a large number of Research Fellows 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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Academic life


Professor Christopher Dobson
Professor Christopher Dobson, the Master of St John's College, has been awarded the 2014 Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. The award recognises his achievements in helping to identify the root causes of so-called “modern” disorders,...
Detail from "School of Athens".
An academic conference which highlights how political thought is moving beyond the study of western intellectual history, and addressing global and international subjects, will take place at St John's College this week.
'The Mahatma and the Doctor' by S.R. Mehrotra
The previously untold story of one of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest friends and early influences, Dr Pranjivan Mehta, has been brought to light by a former international visiting academic at St John’s College.
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