College news

A list detailing the names, ages and prices of slaves
Letters and papers revealing in detail how human beings were priced for sale during the 18th century Transatlantic Slave Trade have been made available to researchers and the public.Letters discussing the value and sale of slaves in the 18th century, which provide a distressing reminder of the powerful business interests that sustained one of the darkest chapters in British history, are to be made available to researchers and the public by St John’s College Library.
Library books on shelf
A new fundraising scheme whereby Johnians “sponsor a shelf” in the College Library has raised over £40,000 to buy books for current St John’s students.A recent fundraising scheme set up by the College Library has successfully raised over £40,000 to buy new textbooks for current St John’s students.
Vacation loans for the Summer holiday are now in effect. Up to eight items may be borrowed. All items must be returned by Friday 9th October.
Paul Everest has been announced as the winner of ‘Poetry in the Archives’, a poetry competition open to staff and students.
The Library will be staffed as per normal Term time hours (9am-7pm) on the Bank Holiday Monday.
Stanley Anderson : prints : a catalogue raisonné/ Robert Meyrick and Harry Heuser. London : Royal Academy of Arts, 2015. [NE 642.A5.M4]
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.