St. John's College

St. John's College
Bridge of Sighs
St. John's College
Chapel Court
St. John's College
First Court
St. John's College
The Lawns


A combination of the traditional and the modern, the 16th and 17th Century courts blend attractively with the 20th Century Cripps and Fisher Buildings. The renowned Bridge of Sighs leads to the 19th Century Gothic New Court which stands at the end of an expanse of grass and trees beside the river.

St John’s College is one of the largest of the University’s residential Colleges. The serene atmosphere of the ancient courts is complemented by the comfort, spaciousness and convenience of its modern accommodation. The Fisher Building, opened during the summer of 1988, has several meetings rooms and a large 250 seat lecture theatre, all of which are equipped with the very latest audio-visual and presentation technology.


The College prides itself on a reputation gained over the years for excellent standards of cuisine - from the most formal banquet to an intimate dinner party - a wide choice of menus is available for every occasion and special diets can be catered for.

St John's College offers: a magnificent, 16th Century building with a hammer-beam roof and fine old linen-fold panelling, ideal for large sit-down functions (seats 350 in comfort and up to a maximum of 500 for receptions and buffets); the Parsons Room, a delightful beamed room, seating up to 16 for intimate dinner parties, or up to 28 for a stand-up buffet reception; the Wordsworth Room, an attractive room, ideally suited for functions between 20 to 50 sitting down, or up to 70 for a stand-up buffet reception.

A set of banqueting menus and wine list can be supplied upon request.

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Dining Rooms

Max Diners Room Height Room Width Room Length
Dining Hall Dining Hall 300 - - - View Media
Old Music Room Old Music Room 60 - - - View Media
Parsons Room Parsons Room 28 - - - View Media
Wordsworth Room Wordsworth Room 60 - - - View Media

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout Classroom layout U-Shape Layout Boardroom Layout Cabaret Layout
Boys Smith Room Boys Smith Room 50 20 25 30 - View Media
Castlereagh Room Castlereagh Room 50 20 25 30 - View Media
Dirac Room 50 20 25 30 - View Media
Foyer Area Foyer Area - - - - - View Media
Palmerston Room Palmerston Room 250 30 45 45 - View Media
Wordsworth Room Wordsworth Room - - - - - View Media

St. John's College Accommodation

There is a choice of single and twin-bedded rooms, each with central heating, wash basin, tea and coffee making facilities, towels and toiletries. A considerable number of bedrooms are available with en suite facilities and all rooms have views that overlook the College grounds. Otherwise, bathrooms, WC’s and shower rooms are shared between two or three delegates. Some ground floor rooms are available for delegates with minor disabilities.

Beds are made and the rooms are serviced daily. Children under the age of 16 cannot be accommodated in College.

Single en suite Single en suite 60 Rooms View Media
Twin en suite Twin en suite View Media
Total 300 Rooms

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