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Everything Else is Wind

Readers of DP will know of our affection for the radically conservative (in the best sense of both words) St. John’s College, and the uncompromising commitment found there for the liberal arts, understood as the arts of freedom. 1,200 more words


St. John's College: The Convergence of Walter Farnandis & Francis Scott Key

Well, folks, today’s entry was a rather spur-of-the-moment one. It all stems from a newspaper notice that was printed, on this day, 215 years ago—November 24th 1800. 1,577 more words

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Back to Cambridge for a Hunt Ball!

I’m no expert on beagling but couldn’t resist an invitation to a black tie Hunt Ball in Cambridge. It was also a chance to visit my old college St John’s again! 385 more words


Poetic Image-Making and the Mind

Cognitive Visions: Poetic Image-Making and the Mind
St. John’s College Oxford, 11-12 January 2016

Ancient poetry provokes mental imagining on a vast scale. Throughout Greek and Latin literature, the audience is frequently invited to read imaginatively, either through formal tropes, such as ekphrasis, or through the usual narratorial description. 379 more words


St. John's College Oxford Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition now open. Submission deadline Thursday 25 February

St. John’s College Oxford Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition now open

The St. John’s College Classics and Ancient History Essay Competition  is open to all UK students currently studying in  IB 1 (Year 12 / Lower Sixth), whether or not they are currently studying a Classical or Ancient subject. 164 more words

Applying To University In The UK

College Essay Writing 101

Hello potential future Johnnies! Amanda here. I’m the Associate Director of Admissions and one of our admission counselors. I’ve been working at St. John’s College for 5 ½ years now and have absolutely fallen in love with this little College. 747 more words


The Great Library

Recently, the entire editorial staff of DP convened on the Santa Fe campus of the boldly contrarian St. John’s College, where students learn how to read deeply, and then engage in open dialogue, entirely free from the suffocating self-censorship of trigger warnings and political correctness. 194 more words