Sunday 15 July 2018 



Alumni and their families are invited to a party at St John’s, themed around mythical beasts and dragonsEnjoy a jam-packed afternoon of fun and games, including: themed storytelling, performances from the new St John’s College Jazz Band, an interactive Game of Dragons mathematical challenge, face painting, large outdoor games and punting!


12.45pm   Event starts!
1.15pm     Buffet lunch served in the marquee and College Jazz Band play their first set
2pm          Storyteller ‘Chip’ provides an hour of short stories with a mythical beasts theme
3pm          Game of Dragons maths challenge begins on the backs and the College Jazz                          Band play their second set
4.30pm     Event finishes

College punts will be available, free of charge, to those attending the event from 8am-8pm

Places are £20 each for adults and £12 each for children aged 5–16 years. Children aged 4 and under free of charge.

Parking will be available in the Playing Fields
Car Park on Queen’s Road.

Booking for this event has now closed. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Relations team in the Development Office on or 01223 338700.


Enjoy two performances from the new College Jazz Band. Formed in January 2018, the band, made up of current students, is dedicated to playing the best repertoire encompassing anything from jazz to funk and swing. Just perfect for a summer's afternoon! 

Join local storyteller and author Chip Colquhoun (the storyteller behind the Oxford Reading Tree's Big Carrot and other stories) for enchanting, exciting and thoroughly engaging stories! You pick the stories. Will you want to hear about the mythical beast that grew from a cockerel's egg? Or the dragon slayer whose preferred weapon was cake? Drop in whenever you like, and stay for however long you like – it's guaranteed you won't hear the same story twice. With puppetry, song... and plenty of joining in! (Each story lasts 10-20min. There'll be a short break of 2-3min between each story.)

Explore College in the Game of Dragons Maths Challenge. This novel contest is the perfect mixture of maths and treasure hunts - teams go from station to station and solve interesting logical puzzles. There are different levels of maths questions from Key Stage 1 - 4 and you can complete the circuit with friends of all age ranges. 

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