The Cambridge College of Saint John the Evangelist
- a brief history
St John's college is the second largest college, after Trinity, in Cambridge. It is a constituent part of the Cambridge University, which organizes lectures and courses for all colleges. In general, individual colleges look after their students's living, and their private tuitions in the form of supervisions. St John's provide very good accomodations for most of their students, and can usually have well qualified fellows to give supervisions.
At present, there are about 120 Fellows, 540
undergraduates and 280 graduate students in the college. The master is Prof. Peter Goddard and the president is Dr. Jane Heal. Jane is the first ever woman president of the college. Indeed the college started admitting female fellows and students only in early 1980s.
The college funds itself mainly through its business activities, such as St John's Innovation Centre and conference catering. The college is offcially a registered charity.