College news

Comments & Queries board
The Library has installed a new Comments & Queries area, which can be found next to the sofas in the lobby. All students are encouraged to write any feedback or question they have and the Library staff will endeavour to answer them as quickly as possible. This is a trial-run for what will hopefully become a permanent fixture, so please also feel free to leave any comments about the scheme itself.
A new poetry competition for students and staff has launched today, with a £100 prize for the winning entry. The College Archive Centre housed in the School of Pythagoras has launched a new poetry competition today. The competition, called "Poetry in the Archives" is open to all current students and staff at St John's and has a £100 prize for the winning entry.
St John's in Fact and Fiction
Ever wondered what Wordsworth did in his spare time?What the rest of the university has against Johnians?What happened when the Devil visited College (disguised as a Master of Arts)?Find out the answers to these and more. See St John's College, setting for murders, intrigues, and Oscar-winning movies, as you've never seen it before.
A new exhibition in the Library at St John’s College, featuring never-before-seen material, has been launched to celebrate the centenary of prominent scientist Sir Fred Hoyle, best known for coining the phrase “Big Bang”.
The St John's Art and Photography Competition opens today for undergraduates and postgraduates to showcase their artistic skills. This popular annual contest allows students to submit their photographs, sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, and digital film, with winning entries receiving prizes of up to £200. Members can submit up to two entries in six different categories, and last year saw over 100 students entering the competition, with all entries displayed in the Library Exhibition Area.
Miracles of Rare Device
'Miracles of Rare Device': Spiritualism, Surrealism, Mindfulness, & Meditation by Yanyue (Selena) Yuan
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 glimpse into the remarkable and diverse collections held by the College. A book of Psalms over a thousand years old, Elizabethan charts showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the 1807 Parliamentary Bill that finally abolished the transatlantic slave trade are just some of the historic treasures held in the Old Library of St John’s College.