Who We Are

John’s Chronicle is an online journal created as a natural extension of the incredible community of St John’s College, Durham. When you walk in the doors of our college you find you are welcomed by joyful people with a diversity of backgrounds and interests, can get lost in the historic Edwardian corridors and can get involved in anything you like, be it sports, music, theatre, academia and much more. When you click on the John’s Chronicle, you find the same: we offer you the chance to enter our college doors, whether you are a past, current or future student. We’ll bring together all things Johnian here on these pages – take a look!

Contact Us

Whether it’s a question about the Chronicle, John’s in general, or you’re looking to write for the blog, please send us an email at johns.chronicle@durham.ac.uk – we love hearing from you!

If you’re wanting to write for or have a query about a specific section, feel free to contact a member of our senior team directly. We’re always happy to answer your questions!

Our Senior Team

Jazmin Walters – Editor and Illustrations Coordinator


Hi, I’m Jazmin, a second year psychology student from John’s. When I’m not endlessly scrolling through tiktok, I enjoy going on long walks with Muffin, binge watching ‘Selling Sunset’ and deciding which tesco meal deal to get 🙂

You can email me if you’d like to get involved in John’s Chronicle!

Lexi Jones – Life in John’s Editor


Hi, I’m Lexi and I’m the new editor for the Life in John’s segment! I’m currently in my first year studying history, the limited contact hours conveniently fitting around my current addiction of procrastinating work by finding new cafes to study in, my favourite at the moment, is definitely Claypath deli not least because of their amazing homemade bagels.

As well as that I’m a true crime fan and would highly recommend the podcast, Bad Women: The Ripper Retold by Pushkin Industries. I love brownies, playing netball and pretending that I have some skill when it comes to photography but it’s the enthusiasm that counts, right?

Nick Searle-Donoso – Arts and Culture Editor


I am a third year English Literature student and editor for the Arts & Culture section of John’s Chronicle. I enjoy reading, cooking, and playing tennis. I am also the captain of John’s Table Tennis.

Natalie Lam – Beyond the Bailey Editor


Natalie, the Beyond the Bailey Editor, is a first-year student studying English Literature. She is a massive fan of musicals, frozen yoghurt, and DIYs. If not found with a book and cup of tea, you can find Natalie exploring Durham’s city or talking a walk along the riverside! 

Lucy Leaver – Opinion Editor


Lucy is a second year Liberal Arts student studying History and History of Art.  She is delighted to be the Opinion sector editor of the John’s Chronicle this year.  If you can’t find her in an Art Gallery she will probably be busy studying in the LRC or chatting her heart out to anyone who’ll listen!  She also really enjoys sports and fitness and is involved in a range of college sports.

Jemima Millar – Humans of John’s and Publicity Coordinator


Jemima is a second-year Spanish and German student. She is running the Humans of John’s Instagram account this year alongside her role as Publicity Coordinator for the Chronicle. She loves all things John’s, and enjoys playing the oboe,frisbee, walking her dog, teaching languages to others and volunteering as a leader at a local Rainbows unit. She’s also the SJCR Community Outreach Coordinator this year, so feel free to ask her anything about volunteering in John’s!