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21st Oct 2017

The yale, a mythical beast found in European mythology, is an iconic symbol of St John’s College. These curious creatures, featuring elephants' tails, antelopes' bodies, goats' heads, and horns...

2nd Oct 2017

For a largely Royalist and Anglican institution, the civil war and commonwealth had proved a difficult and unhappy time. This exhibition highlights the response of the College to the restoration...

9th Sep 2017

This exhibition brings together some of the most spectacular items in the College's collections, treasured for their beauty, historic value, uniqueness, fascinating content and personal...

8th Sep 2017

This exhibition brings together some of the most spectacular items in the College's collections, treasured for their beauty, historic value, uniqueness, fascinating content and personal...

19th Jun 2017

From ‘bagging’ Munros in Scotland to sheep farming in New Zealand, Johnians have explored and experienced a great deal of what the world has to offer. Whilst some of these experiences and...

4th May 2017

Entries to the College's annual Art and Photography Competition will be on display in the Library Exhibition Area from 4th May, for the duration of the Easter term.

The competition is open...

25th Mar 2017

This exhibition features treasures from the Library's Special Collections that relate to the history of medicine. The manuscripts, incunabula, artefacts and illustrations on display demonstrate...

23rd Jan 2017

This new exhibition looks into the private lives of Johnians - at College, at home, and abroad - as revealed by their diaries.

“I intend this journal not for the frivolous uninteresting,...

1st Dec 2016

Entries to the Staff Photography Competition, on the theme of celebration, will be on display in the Library Exhibition Area until 16th January.

This is the first such competition, open to...

29th Oct 2016

Members of St John's College have been torchbearers in momentous political movements from Jacobitism and the abolition of slavery to conscientious objection during the World Wars. This exhibition...