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Editor’s note

This issue of Johnian explores the topic of energy, delves into College history and showcases the alumnae portraits in the new café.

Powering the future

Cathy McClay talks about all things energy – from increasing prices to expanding grids, AI to electrolysis

Becca Jevons: since St John’s

Becca Jevons shares her experience of venturing into the wilderness, from Kyrgyzstan to the Côte d’Ivoire

Alumnae portraits

A new photography exhibition champions ground-breaking achievements from Johnian women

Spotlight on: champagne

Wine historian Graham Harding looks at how champagne producers created some of the world’s first luxury brands.

A new organ for St John’s

Work is underway to restore and install a new organ in St John’s College Chapel.

Rahat Uddin: one to watch

Chemistry teacher Rahat Uddin talks about faith, access and the importance of passing on knowledge

The philanthropic imperative

Food, wine and a sense of belonging – Nicola Horton and Tiffany Evans discuss what the Beaufort Society means to them.

Playlist: St John’s in the swinging sixties

Alumni from the mid-1960s reveal which tracks remind them of their time at St John’s

Nigel Topping: in a nutshell

A glimpse into the life of Nigel Topping, climate advocate and Johnian Society Vice President.