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The Eagle

The College’s annual record.

Mailed and digitally published at the beginning of the academic year, each issue of The Eagle features: articles written by students, alumni, Fellows and staff; reports from student societies and sports; news from the Johnian community; members’ obituaries; an annual list of donors; and information on new academic appointments.

Editors’ message

This year has seen the opening of the newly renovated Buttery, Bar and Café in Second Court, which have already proved very popular with the collegiate community. You can find out more about these spaces in the College life section of the publication and read about how they have supported student life in the reports from the sports teams and societies.

This edition includes reflections on College history, with articles marking the centenaries of the Johnian Society and the Adams Society (Mathematics). In the Features section, Mike Smith (1972) and Peter Stickland (1972) discuss life in College fifty years ago.

The topic of energy has also been pervasive this year, both inside and outside St John’s. In this issue you can read about the work of Professor Erwin Reisner and the researchers in his lab and hear from the JCR Environmental and Charitable Affairs Officer Ben Herring (2021) about the College’s ‘green strategy’.

Read more about this year in The Eagle 2023 online with Calameo or download the issue via the links below. You can access all previous issues of The Eagle, dating back to the 1850s, on the main College website.

Editor: Ellie Collingwood