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unique bond Your support for St John’s has helped us to achieve the impossible. I am delighted to be able to write this message as it brings home to me that the St John’s College Campaign really has reached its ambitious target of £50 million, and indeed that it has done so ahead of schedule. This remarkable achievement undoubtedly reflects the fact that the bonds that form between this College and its students, alumni and friends are uniquely strong and last a lifetime. I want to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to all of you who have invested your precious time, effort and enthusiasm into this Campaign. In addition, I am extremely grateful and deeply moved by the fact that nearly 3,000 of you have given so generously to enable future generations of young people, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances, to be inspired and rewarded by a Johnian education. Establishing and maintaining a secure financial base in these rapidly changing times is the only means of ensuring independence and the freedom to pursue our academic goals and ambitions. I am proud that this College has embraced these objectives with such vigour. With your help and encouragement we shall be able to maintain the special magic of St John’s for the next 500 years.
Christopher Dobson Master, St John’s College
A message from the Master
Thank you Generations of Johnians remember being told, ‘Once a Johnian, always a Johnian’. The goal of the St John’s College Campaign was to strengthen that spirit and deepen the ties that bind us to our College. In addition, we wanted to raise a significant amount of money – the largest ever raised by an individual Oxbridge college – to help St John’s achieve its mission in centuries to come. The latter goal was met thanks to the incredible generosity of thousands of donors who have given in the teeth of one of the most painful economic downturns for many years. But the former aim was much more important, not least because many Johnians and other friends gave support in ways far broader than purely financial. On behalf of everyone who was involved in the Campaign, I would like to express our deepfelt thanks and appreciation for the support shown. We absolutely do not take it for granted, and are profoundly grateful for every gift and involvement in the Campaign. We hope that all of you, treading in the steps of past Johnians whose generosity helped each of us, will experience that ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive’.
Jeremy Marshall (1981) Chairman, St John’s College Campaign Board
A message from the Chairman
first milestone In 2005, St John’s College started to plan a Campaign to raise £50 million by the end of 2012. We are delighted to confirm that we have reached that target, and with the contributions of countless Johnians and supporters we have done so many months ahead of schedule. This report is intended to give a snapshot of some of the achievements of the Campaign and also look forward to the next phase of our Development Programme. Our aims at the outset were not only to raise money for four key areas of the College – student support, teaching and research, College life and facilities, and building the endowment – but also to forge a closer relationship between the College and all Johnians and their families. We are proud to report that more Johnians are coming back to College events than ever before, and the number of Johnians who have participated in the College’s fundraising campaign is at its highest level ever. This achievement is the first milestone on what is still a long road ahead, but together we have made a very big step towards providing vital support for future generations of Johnians and ensuring that the College remains a centre of excellence for the next 500 years.
The Campaign Donations to the St John’s College Campaign have supported an enormous range of projects benefiting many different areas of the College. Here are some of the highlights:
• £60,000 raised to support student sport through the Paul Beard Fund • First Court restoration project supported • Admissions/Access DVD produced • Kemp Postgraduate Scholarship in Architecture endowed • Reinstein Fund for Jazz created • £3 million pledged for the Choir towards Choral Foundation • Lady Margaret Players supported
• £2.3 million raised for field sports • Major benefaction paid for the production and distribution of the new College history book • Carpenters’ Company undergraduate bursary in Architecture funded • Kenneth and Freda Parker History Prize created • 41 graduate rooms and 8 Fellow’s sets created in Corfield Court • MBA scholarship established
£50,054,918 • £2 million raised for the Merton Hall restoration project • William Bateson Jr Research Fellowship created • Over £1 million raised to house a new Archive Centre in the School of Pythagoras • Annual Visiting Scholar supported by the Norman Bleehen Award • Parsons Fund for Greek-related projects and Music endowed • 2 new boats bought for LMBC
• Pythagoras Prize for Maths endowed • 10th term funding streams established for PhD students • £4 million raised through Corfield matched bursary scheme • Major donation received to support the Bradlow Fund for South African students • Bust of Bishop Fisher commissioned • Donation made for purchase of NetCommunity software
• £3 million raised to redevelop the Divinity School • Over 100 means-tested undergraduate bursaries awarded yearly • Choir Quincentenary concerts sponsored • School Liaison Officer post funded • Major donation received for upkeep of tennis courts • 2 essay prizes for sixth form students across the UK awarded each year.
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The Johnian community is truly global, with 7% of alumni now residing in the US, 2% in Canada and 16% in 106 other non-UK countries. These percentages show the proportion of Johnians residing in a particular country who have made gifts to the Campaign (excludes legacy gifts). For example, 27% of Johnians resident in the US have made a donation.
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In addition to means-tested bursaries, donations to the St Johnâ€™s College Campaign have helped to provide additional academic awards to encourage and reward excellence. Sources of support such as book, travel and hardship grants have significantly helped to alleviate mounting pressure on students of modest financial means.
‘I have been able to concentrate on my academic work and experience College life to the full, without being plagued by financial worries.’ Francesca O’Brien (2007), Saxon Bursary recipient
In 2005, Johnians across the world responded warmly to the vision and generosity of Nick Corfield (1978) who pledged £2 million to match all contributions to the College bursary scheme. By 2008, the scheme had successfully reached its target, with contributions from over 600 Johnians. This foundation has since continued to inspire Johnians to make gifts of all sizes to help build up the College’s endowment for this important area of student support. The College awards over 100 undergraduate bursaries every year, ranging in size from a few hundred pounds to £3,400. For many students, this substantial contribution has been an economic lifeline, removing financial stress and allowing them to focus on their academic work and on contributing to College life. Recent developments in university funding have highlighted the importance of bursaries and while they don’t fully immunise undergraduates from the likelihood of increasing financial debt, they go a significant way towards
alleviating the daunting prospect of rising tuition fees and living costs. Small hardship grants of between £200 and £300 have helped to ensure that no student has been forced to defer or leave the College due to financial need. Bursary and grant funding has also helped to give recipients the resources needed to fulfil their potential through academic exploration and the pursuit of extra-curricular activities. The College has provided funding for summer research and travel projects, and over the past five years 300 students have benefited from such support. Campaign donations have contributed towards allowing these students to develop a deeper international understanding and to promote the cross fertilisation of ideas, skills and knowledge. In addition, the Johnian community has funded new prizes in subjects including Mathematics and Architecture to reward and encourage outstanding academic performance.
‘It gives me utmost pleasure when my family proudly introduce me to their friends as a Dr Manmohan Singh Scholar at St John’s College, University of Cambridge.’ Mahak Mahak (2010)
When Honorary Fellow, Dr Manmohan Singh (1955), became Prime Minister of India, St John’s resolved to set up a scholarship programme that would extend our links with India and honour Dr Singh’s time at the College. 10
The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship Programme invites students from Indian universities to study at St John’s at a postgraduate level. The first three scholars arrived in 2008 and through the support of donors we have been able to offer between two and four places to scholars each year since then. These opportunities were made possible through the generosity of individual alumni and the sponsorship of Rolls-Royce, the Tata Group and BP. It costs £105,000 to support each Dr Manmohan Singh scholar for a three-year course. To date, £1,365,000 has been raised for this exceptional scheme, allowing St John’s to admit 13 scholars to study at the College.
After the success of the Dr Manmohan Singh programme for postgraduates, in 2011 the College used this model to establish a new relationship to benefit undergraduates. The Starehe schools in Kenya allow the brightest students from deprived backgrounds free access to the highest levels of education, and the students have demonstrated that with this grounding they can go on to achieve great things in a range of industries. Through the generous support of Sir Mark (1960) and Lady Moody-Stuart, the College is delighted to welcome the first recipient of the Moody-Stuart Scholarship, Peter Muriuki, to study Engineering from October 2012. We hope to raise additional funds so that we can continue this programme and develop others, and cover the £30,000 it costs each year to support a Starehe student through his or her undergraduate degree.
‘The recent fundraising reminded me that it was the generous gifts of those who had gone before that had given me the St John’s experience, free of any burden or obligation. There was an opportunity to become part of that heritage.’ Donor to the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship Programme
‘My wife Judy and I have long supported schools in Africa and it is exciting to see how many [students] win places at top global universities. But most go to Ivy League universities in the US because of the scholarships available. This a modest start to win some of the best for St John’s.’ Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (1960), Moody-Stuart Scholarship donor
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The new Admissions Information Centre in the restored Divinity School will provide an excellent base for the Admissions team to expand their access work.
In the last decade, St John’s has been building on its longstanding commitment to admitting and supporting an undergraduate body of bright, hard-working students, regardless of social or educational background. This commitment fuelled the appointment of St John’s first School Liaison Officer (SLO) in 2009, Chris Cotton. His successor, Andrew Lomas, was appointed in October 2011. This post has been funded through the exceptional generosity of Dr Anthony Williams (1977). His contribution is making a huge difference to young people considering higher education, opening up enviable possibilities to many gifted candidates. The SLO works closely alongside the Admissions Tutor, Dr Helen Watson, and her team, on outreach and access initiatives to raise awareness of Cambridge’s status as a financially viable and conceivable option for any capable
student. The purpose of the post is to liaise with all types of schools to attract the best and brightest students and those who would benefit most from being at the College, independent of background and including students who would not normally consider Cambridge. Initiatives to widen access are not confined to College, and have facilitated many community-based projects nationwide. One example of the support offered is our work in conjunction with the charity Generating Genius: a programme that provides opportunities and guidance to gifted Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds. Another example is the shadowing scheme run by the Cambridge University Student Union that invites children from state schools to visit the University and its colleges, including St John’s, and experience life in Cambridge. Through its outreach activities the College works to expand contacts with teachers and schools across the UK and beyond. Over 100 new school contacts have been made since January 2010, and over double that number of school visits and events have been hosted at St John’s, for national and international pupils.
‘Tuition fee rises have had a big impact on how young people view their options, so it is important that in this time of change, prospective students are really well informed about the choices before them.’ Dr Helen Watson, Admissions Tutor
Supervisions are integral to the Cambridge collegiate experience. However, such small group undergraduate teaching is a tradition that is as expensive as it is cherished.
In 2010, Aubrey Adams (1967) made a substantial donation to fund a new Teaching Fellowship in Land Economy. This was a project that resonated with the College’s ambitions on a number of levels. The profile of Land Economy as an undergraduate subject has risen dramatically because of its relevance to wider environmental issues and topical concerns, yet St John’s did not have a Teaching Fellow in the subject. Thanks to Mr Adams' donation, in 2011 the College was able to appoint Professor Andy Baum to the Fellowship, and he in turn has now taken on the role of Director of Studies in Land Economy.
‘In the past, I’d supported the College via rather more traditional projects, such as the LMBC, and as enjoyable as that was, I derived a great satisfaction in donating to this initiative, which was so valuable to the Department of Land Economy, St John’s and, of course, the students.’
One of the aims of the Campaign was to underpin College teaching activities by supporting existing Teaching Fellowships and creating new posts when the need arises.
Aubrey Adams (1967), donor and Head of Property, Global Restructuring Group, RBS
Teaching and research
â€˜When we decided to make a major donation to the College, we took some time to think about where to direct the gift. In the end, the idea that at some point we could help nurture an academic whose research might lead to the eradication of a disease or change the way we look at the world was extremely exciting.â€™ Alex Callander (1979), donor
Giving the gift of
Every year, the College launches an open competition to find outstanding young academics in any subject to take up a research Fellowship. These individuals are some of the most talented and sought after scholars in the world. There are many hundreds of applications for these awards, reflecting the fact that the opportunity to undertake an extended period of research is increasingly valued. In 2012, less than one candidate in 100 was successful. There are no interviews for the Fellowships, so applications are judged entirely on the written work of the candidate, which must be of the very highest standard to give them a chance of winning one of the coveted awards. These positions are held for between three and four years, and there are normally about 12 Research Fellows in residence in the College at any one time. Several donors have contributed to this important area of College teaching and research; two of these are Alex Callander (1979) and his wife Rhona, who made a donation in 2011 to endow one of these Fellowships in perpetuity.
Teaching and research
The buildings of St John’s shape the memories of those who have lived and worked here. Many Johnians speak fondly of dinners in Hall, whilst the Boiler room may loom large in the memories of more recent graduates.
The College is fortunate enough to be the custodian of a series of architectural treasures that are also familiar to those who may never even visit St John’s: the Bridge of Sighs and New Court are icons of Cambridge itself to a wider world. Such fabulous buildings, many of them listed as being of outstanding architectural interest, are expensive to maintain, and St John’s made their refurbishment and maintenance a high priority within the Campaign.
Corfield Court Thanks to the generosity of Nick Corfield (1978), the buildings behind the Divinity School that form ‘the Triangle Site’ – a section of land bordered by St John’s Street, All Saints’ Passage and Bridge Street – have been restored and redeveloped. Now called Corfield Court, the buildings provide accommodation for 41 graduate students and eight Fellows, above refurbished retail spaces that are let commercially.
‘Education is not a gift you repay. It is something you pay forward – in other words, you invest in future generations, just as previous generations invested in you. It’s that simple.’ Nick Corfield (1978), donor
The redevelopment of the Divinity School has enabled the College to make use of the building without compromising the beauty of Basil Champney’s original Early-Tudor style design. It now contains teaching and meeting spaces, a large auditorium for lectures and artistic performances, and offices for admissions and outreach services.
Merton Hall As with the Divinity School, a very generous gift has enabled St John’s to refurbish Merton Hall and create much-needed study and teaching rooms for Fellows. Merton Hall is a beautiful sixteenth-century house sheltering behind the School of Pythagoras, itself soon to be refurbished as an Archive Centre with the help of a substantial donation.
Nurturing musical talent
In 1671, Peter Gunning, the future Bishop of Ely and a former Master of St John’s, made a substantial gift to St John’s in support of ‘two counter-tenors, four trebles and a music master’.
Michael Samuel (1965) has given a regular amount to the Choir every month since 2009. Mike’s daughter, Holly, is also a Johnian.
Fortunately, during the St John’s College Campaign, hundreds of Johnians, former choristers and other friends have followed Bishop Gunning’s example and pledged over £3 million for the Choir – a demonstration of the esteem in which this institution is held by its supporters, both at home and abroad. These donations are helping to fund the full range of the Choir’s activities, including national and international concert tours, recordings of its music, and the daily Evensongs in the peace of the College Chapel. The generosity of the Choir’s supporters is also providing bursaries for choristers who might not otherwise be able to attend the Choir School, and generating the resources required to support those holding a choral or organ scholarship. In 2011, the College put plans in place to secure the long-term future of the Choir, and began a complementary campaign to establish a Choral Foundation – a ring-fenced fund of £5 million that will help to support the Choir’s existing activities and allow it to continue to flourish in the years ahead.
‘An abiding memory of my time at St John’s was the Chapel and of course the Choir, which is such a key part of the fabric of the College. I continue to support the Choir so that my daughter’s generation might also be able to enjoy that wonderful experience.’
Since then, the Choir has grown in size and prestige, and it is now acknowledged to be one of the very best in the world. Yet despite its international prominence, and although it has always been well supported by the College, the Choir has no separate endowment of its own and competes for funding with teaching and research activities – a situation that will undoubtedly become more perilous as higher education funding changes.
Over nearly 200 years, the LMBC has become a major part of College life, introducing as many as two-thirds of Freshers to their very first rowing experience.
Providing a welcome release from the stresses and strains of study, rowing helps individuals to foster the skills of motivation and teamwork, while keeping active and healthy – qualities St John’s would wish for all its students. For many, rowing is a major enterprise during their time at Cambridge and can help to encourage academic focus and success. The reaction to the Embracing Participation and Excellence in Rowing Campaign, launched in 2011, shows the positive impact the LMBC has had on so many Johnians. The campaign aims to build up a long-term endowment of £5 million, in order to meet the escalating costs of coaching, training and equipment. This funding will complement income already generated by the LMBC Association (formerly the Old Johnian Henley Fund) and the College’s contribution towards running costs.
‘The LMBC has truly enriched my time here at John’s. Without the generous support of so many Johnians, this club would not be able to survive and I look forward to the day when I will be able to help others enjoy something which has given me so much.’ Henry Charrington (2009), LMBC Captain 2011–12
There are many social and psychological benefits for students playing sport, and St John’s has recognised the need to safeguard its outstanding facilities.
‘Playing College sports has been a fantastic way to meet people. It’s a great stress reliever and is made so easy by the first rate playing fields, which we have so nearby. Embracing the sporting opportunities available has made my time at St John’s far more fulfilling.’ Andrew Winfield (2009)
The teamwork involved in playing field sports can lay the foundation for life-long friendships and develop the skills of strategic thinking and perseverance. In an increasingly stringent financial environment, and mindful of the College’s longstanding leadership on the playing field, St John’s decided to ring-fence an endowed fund to ensure that field sports will be properly funded, no matter what the external pressures. A generous donation has allowed us to establish a matching fund so that each gift to field sports, of any size, is doubled in value. The aim is to create a permanent fund of £3 million, and to date £2.3 million has been raised to maintain the pitches and facilities. When Paul Beard (1984) tragically died in 2009, a sports fund was set up in his name to contribute towards the expenses of playing University or College sport. Paul was inspired by sport while at St John’s and afterwards, and the founders of the Paul Beard Fund felt that his memory would be best served by enabling students to play sport free from financial worry. The fund provides help for students struggling with any aspect of the costs involved in playing sport, from buying equipment and travelling to matches, to team subscriptions and coaching. Since its inception, the fund has already made grants to students competing in water polo, squash, men’s and women’s cricket, hockey, tennis, squash, football and rugby.
Over the last seven years, the St Johnâ€™s College Campaign has helped to strengthen our relationship with alumni.
The incredible support of Johnians has shaped our approach in developing a full programme of alumni activities and events that is dynamic, sustainable and representative. After graduation, this programme is the first step in building life-long relationships with the Johnian community.
Working in partnership St Johnâ€™s has benefited enormously from its network of alumni ambassadors. The support of The Johnian Society, which facilitates and enhances relationships between members of the College, has been instrumental in informing our approach. Through their efforts, membership has increased by 15% during the Campaign to include the vast majority of Johnians in all years. A particular goal has been to engage with students and young alumni, and we have achieved this through several annual events: a family lunch for Freshers, a celebratory
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graduation garden party and reunion drinks for graduates of the last decade. The introduction of a careers programme has given current students an insight into their future through our most valuable resource: Johnians. Launched in 2007, our termly careers talks have already created great opportunities.
Extending our reach During the course of the Campaign, a regular events programme has been established and over 250 events have taken place. Our mission to involve more Johnians around the world has succeeded, thanks to a network of volunteers. Johnians have also lined up to participate in our networking events, launched in 2009. These events are Johnian to the core, as they would not be possible without the assistance of alumni in facilitating venues and suggesting speakers. They have proved to be lively platforms for debate and have built new relationships between different generations of Johnians.
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A key part of our strategy has been to encourage spouses, partners and families to participate in College activities. We launched a Family Day in 2009 to create an inclusive and informal event for all ages, which uses all of the Collegeâ€™s best features. This approach also influenced many of the Collegeâ€™s plans for the quincentenary year; nearly half of event attendees in 2011 were guests of Johnians.
Connecting with you Our communications have grown in tandem with the Campaign, informed by feedback from Johnians. Johnian News and The Eagle have continued to flourish thanks to the enthusiasm and contributions of our students and alumni. We are also communicating with alumni in a much greater range of media. St Johnâ€™s has a monthly enewsletter, a new interactive online community and a thriving social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Supporting the future Bequests made up over 10% of the £50 million raised. This is a testament to the vision and foresight of Johnians and other friends of St John’s who remembered the College in their will.
‘As I considered my own will, I asked myself who and what had made a material difference to my life and life chances and, besides my family and my school, St John’s sprang immediately to mind. It has given me a lifetime’s gift of education, great memories and friends.’ Stuart Southall (1977), one of the founder members of the Beaufort Society
Here are just three of the many donors whose gifts have benefited all areas of the College’s activities. Professor John Crook (1921–2007) was a Fellow of St John’s for more than 50 years and needs little introduction to those who knew him. He came up to Cambridge on a scholarship in 1939, being the only child of parents of modest means. After exemplary war service, he reached the top of his chosen academic profession as Professor of Ancient History at Cambridge and was a world expert on Roman Law and Legal Practices. He was a source of unstinting support to generations of students and continues to be so through his substantial bequest, which has enabled the creation of the John Crook Memorial Fund. This fund provides scholarships to graduate students, with a preference for those from Commonwealth countries, helping St John’s to remain a centre for research excellence. Professor Arthur Dunston (1922–2000) was a Classicist who came to St John’s as an Affiliated Student, having already undertaken a degree at the University of Reading. He gained a First in Part II of the Classical tripos in 1949. After posts at University College London and the University of Reading, he went to Australia, where for a long time he held the Chair of Latin at the University of Sydney. Professor Dunston bequeathed the sum of £31,705 for the School of Pythagoras, to help renovate this ancient building into a new Archive Centre, making the College’s wonderful collections more accessible to scholars. Dr Martin Moore (1914–2004) read Medicine at St John's from 193. After graduation, he specialised in chest conditions at Papworth and Leicester hospitals before taking up directorship of the Southampton Mass X-Ray Unit. He was very fond of St John’s and during his time at Cambridge he met lifelong friends, colleagues and his future wife, Helen. Dr Moore bequeathed £1,028 to the Field Sports Fund, helping to ensure St John’s will always be able to provide first-class sporting facilities for its students.
A living legacy: the Beaufort Society In 2009, St John’s took steps to honour legacy benefactors during their lifetimes by establishing the Beaufort Society, named in honour of the College’s Foundress, Lady Margaret Beaufort. Membership of the society is open to anyone who lets the College know that they have made provision for St John’s in their will, and to date 181 individuals have done so. A full list of members is provided in the insert that accompanies this report.
Since its foundation on the 500th anniversary of Lady Margaret’s death in 2009, the Beaufort Society has met three times, and a sense of community is growing amongst this group of thoughtful benefactors. The society’s members are planning to endow bursaries, contribute to scholarships and help fund the redevelopment of one of the College’s oldest buildings, amongst many other projects. Such commitment to the future of St John’s is as impressive as it is inspirational, and the society is an ongoing source of strength and support to the College.
The conclusion of the St John’s College Campaign brings us to the next stage of the College’s long-term fundraising strategy.
Over the past 20 years, higher education has changed beyond all recognition, and it is clear that new funding arrangements and the increasing effects of the globalisation of education mean that challenges, threats and opportunities abound. One constant in this age of uncertainty is the College’s commitment to academic excellence. Current resources will not be enough, however, if we, and the University as a whole, are to retain a position of international pre-eminence. The next step for College fundraising is a new Development Programme and the focus areas will be:
The endowment With an endowment (securities and property assets) of some £350 million, St John’s is more fortunate than most academic institutions in the UK, and this is almost entirely due to loyal Johnians and supporters from generations past. However, even with excellent stewardship and management, the income derived from this endowment is struggling to keep pace with the demands put upon it;
running the College is a costly business. On top of the support of students through bursaries and scholarships, the upkeep of the College’s historic buildings has a huge impact on our resources, with around £55 million being spent on their restoration in the past decade alone. Then there are the factors that elevate the collegiate experience above that of other universities – the supervision system, the many opportunities to take part in sport, music and other cultural activities, as well as the experience of dining in Hall. These are all supported and subsidised through the endowment, with only a fraction being covered by fees. We are aiming to build the endowment to at least £500 million, and within this sum to safeguard individual elements of College life through ring-fenced funds for purposes such as the Choir, field sports and the LMBC.
Student support With the increase in fees to £9,000 per year and further rises expected in the long-term, the College is determined to offer the necessary financial support to all who need it.
Therefore, we must raise significant funds for meanstested bursaries, hardship awards, prizes, scholarships and vacation research awards. Attracting the brightest and best, regardless of financial means, is at the core of the College’s academic strategy, so another strand of our fundraising objectives will be to provide the means to enhance our outreach work, extend summer school programmes and look at other schemes that will identify and encourage the broadest possible spectrum of applicants.
Teaching and research Colleges are at the core of the unique and cherished supervision system, and St John's is hoping to attract support for many of its existing Teaching Fellowships, and also to create new positions where there is a pressing need at the College and the University level. We are also aiming to underpin the funding for all of our Research Fellowships.
In both these cases, St John’s intends to pursue a leadership role within the University, supporting and encouraging areas of academic study that are vitally important but may be more difficult to fund than scientific or technological subjects. In particular, humanities and social sciences may need a great deal of support to enable them to thrive in the future.
The Johnian community The creation of the Development Office in 2007 (from the existing Johnian Office) was motivated by much more than fundraising. By investing more heavily in an alumni relations programme, the College was also signalling its intent to strengthen and extend its interactions with the global Johnian community. The effects of this initiative have been seen through greatly increased involvement of Johnians in all aspects of College life. The Development Office has built on existing relationships and arrangements, so that alumni are now more involved than ever in a range of activities, including overseeing the endowment, outreach work, sports coaching, careers advice and various cultural
endeavours. St John’s has, we hope, become a much more transparent, approachable and inclusive institution. The College is committed to continuing and extending this work. Initiatives such as the entrepreneurial events and women’s networking events aim to benefit Johnians well beyond graduation, and the introduction of an interactive online community will also now allow more contact between different generations of Johnians.
And finally... We would not be where we are today without the support and guidance of our Johnian volunteers. We would like to extend our warmest thanks and gratitude for all the time and energy that they have given to this Campaign. Campaign Board
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Chairman: Mr Jeremy Marshall
Chairman: Mr Marc Feigen
Mr Francis Baron Mr Ian Burgess Mr Alex Callander Mrs Heather Hancock Mrs Kit Kemp Mr David Manning Ms Fiona McAnena Mr Bob Parker Mr Richard PierceSaunderson
Professor Jonathon Read Mr Howard Shore Mr Graham Spooner Dr Karl Van Horn The late Mr John Weston Smith Mr Ben Whitmore Dr Anthony Williams Mr Mark Woodhouse
The late Mr Michael Bareau Mr Nick Brown Dr Peter Davis Mr Paul Droar Dr Peter Goddard Ambassador Andrew Jacovides Dr Neil Law Malcolm
Dr Michael Neiditch Mr Humphry Rolleston Mr Michael Schueppert Mr Louis Singer Mr Tom Stokes Professor Kevin Tierney Dr Humphrey Tonkin Dr Owen Williams
Dr Louise Makin The late Mr Michael Mavor Ms Fiona McAnena Professor Nick McCave Miss Roya Motalleb-Zadeh The Hon Sir Alastair Norris Mr John Wyn Owen Professor Richard Perham*
Lord Rowe-Beddoe Dr Joanna Seddon (nĂŠe Griffiths) Mr Steven Teverson Ms Catherine Twilley Dr Manon Williams Dr Sarah Wilson
The Johnian Society Committee Chairman: Mr Colin Greenhalgh Honorary Secretary: Mr Graham Spooner Dr Kamal Ahuja Mr Adam Balon Mr Francis Baron Dr Tim Bayliss Smith The Hon Sir Jack Beatson Mr Mike Brearley Sir Neil Chalmers Mr Mark Chichester-Clark Lord Courtenay The Rt Hon Lord Crisp Dr Jeevan Deol
Professor Christopher Dobson* Mr Stelios Elia Ms Treeva Fenwick Mrs Heather Hancock Ms Rachel Harker Professor Jane Heal Professor Lord Hennessy Sir David King Mr Geraint Lewis Mr Ben Macintyre
*ex-officio We would also like to thank the Collegeâ€™s Development Committee, as well as our wonderful Telethon callers; also the many helpers who gave their time and support during the Quincentenary Weeks and all those who have hosted and facilitated Johnian events over the course of the Campaign.
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