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Date & Time

Saturday 23rd September 3:00pm – Sunday 24th September 4:00pm


Saturday 23 September – Afternoon entertainment:

Saturday 23 September – Drinks reception and dinner:
Full ticket: £62
Discounted ticket: £49.60 (matriculation in 2013 or later)

Sunday 24 September – Garden party:
Adults: £25
Child 5-16: £10
Child under 4: Complimentary


Accommodation is available for the nights of Friday 22 September and Saturday 23 September.

Single occupancy: £98.50
Twin occupancy: £138


Saturday 23 September – Afternoon entertainment: Casual

Saturday 23 September – Drinks reception and dinner: Black tie or equivalent

Sunday 24 September – Garden party: Casual


Johnians are welcome to bring a guest to this event.


Parking will be available at the Queen’s Road Playing Fields over the weekend. Please note that vehicles are left at the owner’s risk.

Booking deadline

Sunday 10 September


Please contact us at at the time of the booking with details of any access requirements.

Terms and Conditions

Please review our event booking terms and conditions here.

General information

For further information or if you have any enquiries, please contact the Development Office on 01223 338700 or at

Johnian Society Centenary 2023

This year marks the centenary of the Johnian Society, and to celebrate the occasion the committee has prepared a very special weekend of activities. Johnians are also encouraged to organise their own informal reunion over this weekend.

On Saturday 23 September the day will start with an afternoon tea in the Old Divinity School, followed by a talk on Music and Arts by conductor Stephanie Childress (2015). After the talk, there will be a champagne reception which will be followed by a concert from past members of The Gentlemen of St John’s. In the evening, there will be a drinks reception and black tie dinner in Hall.

The afternoon tea, talk, reception and concert are complimentary and open to all Johnians. If you wish to attend only this part of the event, please select the option “Saturday 23 September – Afternoon entertainment only” below.

On Sunday 24 September the Society invites you to explore the best outdoor activities the College has to offer at a Garden Party. The day will be the perfect opportunity to reunite with fellow Johnians, their families and friends, while enjoying a delightful picnic lunch, refreshing drinks and live music in the Fellows’ Garden. Johnians can also make use of the College Punts throughout the day.

There will be accommodation available in College on Friday and Saturday. Please do let us know the room you were in during your time at St John’s when making your accommodation booking. If your old room is available on these nights, we’ll do our best to allocate it to you on this occasion and you’ll find out your room number at the time of the check-in.


Registration has now closed for all parts of this event.

Programme – Saturday 23 September

3.00pm: Afternoon tea in Central Hall, Old Divinity School.

3.30pm: Talk by Stephanie Childress (2015) in Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School.

4.30pm: Champagne reception in Central Hall, Old Divinity School.

5.00pm: Concert by former members of The Gentlemen of St John’s in Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School.

7.15pm: Drinks reception in College.

8.00pm: Dinner in Hall.

Midnight: Bar closes.

Programme – Sunday 24 September

1.00pm to 1.30pm: Guests arrive in the Fellows’ Garden.

From 1.00pm: Picnic lunch, drinks and refreshments with picnic-style seating and deck chairs. Afternoon entertainment (live music, garden games and children’s activities).

3.00pm: Ice cream break!

4.00pm: Event ends.