Welcome to the St John’s Common Room!

St. John’s Common Room is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1155621) which operates to promote the interests and welfare of students at St. John’s College, Durham University, during their course of study by representing, supporting and advising students. We are student led, and represent undergraduates and postgraduates from St. John’s College, Durham University. We are composed of St. John’s Common Room, the Middle Common Room and the Cranmer Common Room. The charity operates independently from the St. John’s College.

We provide social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities, and forums for discussions and debate to aid the personal development of our students. 

The SJCR is the recognised channel between students and St. John’s College and any external bodies, and is open to all students, subject to a one-off payment at the beginning of study.

The St. John’s Common Room website was designed and developed by Jacky Cao, it is managed by the SJCR Website Officer who is elected by the Tier 1 Executive. The Current SJCR Website Officer is George Padolsey.

Please be aware that the website is currently undergoing some maintenance work/redesign before the beginning of term in September and so it may be harder to find content or content may have moved or look different to what you expect. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact johns.comms@durham.ac.uk. Thanks!


Formals Sign Up

Click here to sign up for formals. Formal sign ups open at 7pm the Wednesday before formal (a week in advance). Please be aware that formals are very popular at St John’s, and precedence is given to those who did not attend the previous formal.

This Week

This Week

This Week is the SJCR’s weekly newsletter. It contains reports from members of the Exec about what they’ve been up to, dates for your diaries, general notices, and other important information.

Issues of This Week are distributed in paper form around college and emailed to the SJCR mailing list. You can also access the latest copy here or take a look at our archive for an insight into the Common Room’s past, found in the documents section of the website.

Click below to download the latest copy of This Week.