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Date & Time

Saturday 16 October, 12 – 4pm


Members are welcome to bring a guest but please note that due to a reduced capacity in Hall, numbers are heavily restricted this year.

Dress code

Smart casual with membership pins


Limited parking will be availble on the Queen’s Road Playing Fields from 9am until 6pm. Vehicles are left at the owner’s risk.

Booking deadline

Monday 4 October

Numbers are heavily restricted and we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment!

Beaufort Society
Annual Meeting 2021

The Master of St John’s College, Heather Hancock, and President of the Beaufort Society, the Lord Browne of Madingley, are delighted to invite you to this year’s annual meeting on Saturday 16 October. As always, this event is designed to recognise the generosity of your support for St John’s and we look forward to thanking you personally once again.


12pm: Bubbly on arrival in the gardens of the Master’s Lodge

1pm: Lunch in Hall

3pm: Optional activities (see below)

4pm: Event closes

Afternoon activities

Please choose one of the following options. Numbers will be limited to prioritise the safety of those involved and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The development of the Community Hub
Tim Waters, Head of College Buildings, will share an update on the development of the Community Hub – the most significant project at St John’s since the Old Divinity School was completed. The south west corner of Second Court will become a hub and social centre for all members of the College community. Join Tim to find out what the main changes will be and how the construction plans were formed.

Making the right decisions for admissions
Listen to Dr Victoria Harvey, Admissions Tutor, speak on the challenges of the admissions process during the pandemic, and how making the right decisions for the College’s admission policy will help to create a diverse academic community.

The architecture of the College [FULLY BOOKED]
Join Professor Deborah Howard, Professor Emerita of Architectural History, for a guided tour of St John’s, and discover the points of architectural interest from the Great Gate in First Court through to the School of Pythagoras.

Booking for this event has now closed.

Coronavirus safety

The College continues to prioritise keeping people safe and maintaining confidence in our risk management measures. We want you to have a good experience on site and for our staff to remain confident in working here. We will continue to monitor the risk and adapt our plans in response as needed.

We have planned this event to take place outdoors where possible. Therefore please come prepared for changeable weather!

In order to minimise risk there will be a lower capacity in Hall to allow for some social distancing. We may ask you to wear a mask until you have reached your seat, and in other areas where you may be indoors with large numbers of people. We will also require all attendees to show us the NHS Covid Pass, that is, proof of vaccination or a negative test within the past 48 hours.

The College reserves the right to amend its policies in response to the changing situation and to put in place appropriate measures to manage any risk to our community or the operation of College. We will communicate this to attendees, as necessary.

The Beaufort Society

The Beaufort Society is mentioned often in our communications.

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