Open Days and Events

Upcoming Events and Programmes

Upcoming Events and Programmes

St John's College is pleased to hold regular events for prospective applicants throughout the year. See below for upcoming events and opportunities.

For recordings of events and programmes held online in recent years, head over to our Resources Archive page.

    Adams Society Centenary Public Lecture

    Adams Society Centenary Public Lecture

    We are holding a public lecture to celebrate the Adams Society centenary on Saturday 18th February 2023. This event is generously supported by the St John's College Annual Fund, and organised as part of the centenary celebrations for the Adams Society, the College's mathematical society. The event will be held in St John's College from 4pm to 5.15pm, with refreshments following the lecture.

    The lecture, "Climate, Chaos, and Covid: how mathematical models describe the universe", will be delivered by Prof. Chris Budd, University of Bath.

    There are places available at this event for current school students in Year 12-13 (England/Wales) or equivalent (Years 13-14 Northern Ireland / S5-S6 Scotland) together with 1 parent/supporter. Students who would like to attend this public lecture should complete the booking form here.

    Adams Society logo below and image of the Bridge of Sighs

    St John's Year 11 Girls in Maths Day

    St John's Year 11 Girls in Maths Day

    St John's College is running a Year 11 Girls in Maths event on Wednesday 1st February 2023 from 10am to 3.30pm. This event is generously supported by the St John's College Annual Fund, and organised as part of the centenary celebrations for the Adams Society, the College's mathematical society. Attendees (Year 11 (Y12 NI / S4 Scotland) female/non-binary students at UK schools, and their teachers) will have a student-led tour of College, and a chance to speak with Admissions staff, current students, and Directors of Studies for Mathematics. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The day will include interactive mathematical problem-solving sessions and a talk from an inspirational speaker. Students are welcome to book to attend individually, or as part of a group via an accompanying teacher.

    For more information and to book a place, please click here.

    Please note that the booking form closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 11th January.

    St John's Year 11 Girls in Maths

    St John's Webinar Programme

    St John's Webinar Programme 2023

    We are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s St John’s College Webinar Programme, a series of online sessions running from January to September 2023 to support students on their application journeys to Cambridge. 

    The first webinar session starts at 5pm on Thursday 26th January. The sign-up form is now open.

    The monthly webinars will run on weekday evenings via Zoom. They aim to provide help and guidance to high-achieving students in Year 10-12 who are looking to apply to academically competitive universities like Cambridge. The webinars cover a wide range of topics relating to university applications and student life – from Q&A sessions with undergraduates and advice on A Level choices to workshops on subject exploration and personal statements.

    Parents, carers, teachers, and other supporters are also welcome to attend these sessions - please contact AccessOfficer@joh.cam.ac.uk for the session links and for resources for your students.

    The schedule of sessions is as follows:

    • Introduction to University and Cambridge (for Years 10-12) – Thursday 26th January 5pm to 6pm
    • Student Q&A (for Years 10-12) – Thursday 23rd February 5pm to 6pm
    • Choosing your University Subject (for Years 11-12) – Thursday 30th March 5pm to 6pm
    • Study Skills and Super-Curriculars (for Years 10-12) – Thursday 27th April 5pm to 6pm
    • Post-16 Options (for Years 10-11) – Wednesday 24th May 5pm to 6pm
    • Careers and Financial Support at University (for Year 12) – Thursday 25th May 5pm to 6pm
    • Making Competitive Applications (for Year 12) – Thursday 29th June 5pm to 6pm
    • Personal Statement Workshop (for Year 12) – Thursday 27th July 5pm to 6pm
    • Preparing for Sixth Form (for Year 11) – Thursday 31st August 5pm to 6pm
    • Interview Workshop (for new Year 13) – Thursday 14th September 5pm to 6pm

     

    Please click here for more information and to sign-up to attend the webinar programme.

    Get in touch (AccessOfficer@joh.cam.ac.uk) with any questions.

    St John's Webinar Programme 2023

    St John's Admissions Clinics

    St John's Admissions Clinics 2023

    St John's Admissions Clinics

    We are running a series of Zoom sessions for students applying to university this year. Current St John's undergraduates and members of the College's Admissions team will answer attendees' questions about applying to, and studying at, St John's and Cambridge.

    The online Clinics will run fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5pm from 8th February to 19th April 2023. There will be a separate sign-up form for the subject-specific Admissions Clinics which will run between May and July 2023.

    Click here to sign up to attend an Admissions Clinic.

    St John's Year 12 Taster Days

    St John's Year 12 Taster Days

    St John's College Year 12 Taster Days are scheduled for 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th March 2023. These are multi-school events, running from 10am to 3pm approximately, and held in St John's College, Cambridge. These Taster Days are for high-achieving students in Year 12 (England/Wales) - S5 (Scotland)/Year 13 (Northern Ireland) - accompanied by a member of staff.

    The Taster Day is an excellent opportunity for students intending to apply to academically competitive universities in 2023. The day will include the opportunity to speak with current students and Admissions staff about applying to, and studying at, St John's and Cambridge. There will be student-led tours of the College, as well as an application workshop and interactive subject taster session.

    Teachers can register their interest by clicking here.

    St John's Year 12 Taster Days 2023

    St John's Masterclasses

    St John's Masterclasses 2023

    St John's Masterclasses

    St John's Masterclasses are a series of online subject taster sessions delivered in April. They are an opportunity for students who are applying to Cambridge in 2023 to experience Cambridge-level learning.

    More information and a sign-up form will be available in due course.

    Experience St John's

    For information on visiting St John's, please see this page.

    If you have any questions regarding admissions please email admissions@joh.cam.ac.uk.

    For information about the College, University and applications, including panels with our current students, please see the Resources Archive.

    For external resources suggested for super-curricular exploration, head to our Schools and Resources page.