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Johnian magazine issue 42, autumn 2018

Out now: Johnian, your autumn alumni magazine

Editor's message

Following the successful relaunch of the St John's alumni magazine earlier this year, the autumn 2018 issue is now out and is packed full of more Johnians' faces and voices, telling their stories and exploring their passions.

Issue 42 includes a profile on Chloe Baker (2003) and her journey overland across the Congo back in 2013; an overview of the hectic lifestyle of freelance journalist and blogger Danae Mercer (2009); a look at how Robert Birkbeck (2003) has combined his psychiatry training and his painting by setting up art therapy rooms; and many more professional and personal stories from Johnians around the world.

Victoria Thompson (2004), Senior Producer at ABC News and Lincoln Square Productions, shares her top tunes with us in this issue's Johnian playlist feature. Don’t be shy in coming forward with your own top picks, via the Johnian playlist page.

No magazine for Johnians would be complete without accounts from the Beaufort Society, since legacy giving is such a backbone for progress and community here at the College. This time we hear from Heidi Doughty (1983), who received the OBE in 2013 for her impact on military blood transfusion programmes. Both Heidi and her husband Jim have left legacies to St John's.

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