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Date & Time

Tuesday 22nd November
6:30pm – 9:30pm


Talk and drinks reception: £20


Johnians are very welcome to bring up to two guests to this event.


Boodle Hatfield LLP
240 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NW

Tuesday 15 November

General information

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

Making Our Way: 40 Years of Women at St John’s

Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to College, and look at how some of our Johnian alumnae have navigated their working lives, tackling challenges and exploring opportunities along the way.

We will raise a glass with old and new friends across the decades. This event is open to ALL Johnians at any stage of their life and career.

Rebecca Stäheli (1985 – Law), Claire Harbour (1983 – Modern and Medieval Languages) and Zip Jila (2002 – Law) will reflect on how their careers have developed and the challenges they have encountered.

Father and daughter, James Mackay (1968 – Economics) and Hermione Mackay (2008 –Modern Languages) will share their experience of College pre and post the admission of women.

There will be plenty of time for discussion after the talks and we look forward to hearing about a variety of career and life experiences!

The deadline to book for this event has now passed.

About the speakers

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Rebecca Stäheli (1985)

Head of Competition and Regulatory Law at the BBC

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Claire Harbour (1983)

Coach and Talent Adviser

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Zip Jila (2002)

General Counsel at Warwick Capital Partners

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James Mackay
James Mackay (1968)

Railways Manager

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Hermione Mackay
Hermione Mackay (2008)

Civil Servant

Hosted by Emily Brand (1987), Claire Griffiths (1985), Zip Jila (2002) and Annamarie Phelps (1984).

This event is coordinated by the Johnian Society with support from the Development Office of St John’s. In line with the mission of the Johnian Society, the event places the alumni network at its heart. With 13,000 alumni of St John’s around the world, the network is a valuable resource for its members.