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St. John’s College at the University of Durham

St. John’s College, founded in 1909, is one of two independent colleges at the University of Durham. St. John’s admits students for all courses of study in the university, but it continues to maintain its historic character as a Christian foundation and supports within its membership a special society, Cranmer Hall, for the training of ordinands in the Church of England. These informal photos of the Durham residential colleges were taken by Robert J. O’Hara during a speaking visit to Durham. For more information about the residential colleges please visit the main Collegiate Way page.

[Main entrance to St. John's College along the North Bailey, Durham University]

The main entrance to St. John’s College along the Bailey, Durham.

[Central staircase of St. John's College at the University of Durham]

The central staircase of St. John’s College at the University of Durham, with portraits of former principals along the wall.

[Principal's office at St. John's College]

The principal’s office at St. John’s College, University of Durham.

[Section of the backs behind St. John's College, overlooking the Wear River, Durham]

A section of the quiet “backs” behind St. John’s College, overlooking the Wear River.

[Section of the St. John's College backs with dining hall windows visible]

A section of the St. John’s College backs. The dining hall is behind the first floor windows on the right.

[St. John's College backs with Professor Stephen Sykes, the college's principal]

The St. John’s College backs with Professor Stephen Sykes, the college’s principal, in the foreground, and the Church of St. Oswald on the horizon across the river.

[Entrance to the Just World Shop, St. John's College, Durham University] [Sign for the Just World Shop, St. John's College, University of Durham]

St. John’s College operates a fair trade shop from one of its rooms that opens directly onto the street.


© Robert J. O’Hara 2000–2016