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

Charlotte Lock – Coordinator


Charlotte is a MA student in Visual Culture and Co-ordinator for the John’s Chronicle. An experimental cook and bookshop explorer, you will often find her with a cup of tea in hand, listening to a podcast. This year, Charlotte is making a concerted effort to explore the North East, escaping to the seaside or the North Pennines, and if she is in John’s, you’ll likely find her in the LRC!

Clarissa Wemple – Life in John’s Editor


Clarissa, the Life in John’s Editor, is a third-year Psychology student, and a green-tea loving ENFJ who loves to read, horseback ride, and bake. If she’s not doing any of that, then she’s probably binge-watching ‘Friends’ with cookie-dough ice cream and PJs on. She’s also the SJCR Welfare Events Officer, so feel free to ask her anything about wellbeing and welfare in college!

Eleanor Dye – Arts and Culture Editor


Eleanor is a third-year English student and the John’s Chronicle Arts and Culture editor. She enjoys reading, singing, baking and dog walking. She particularly likes Victorian novels and her ideal afternoon is spent with a good book and a pot of tea.

Megan Ratcliffe – Beyond the Bailey Editor and Interim Webmaster


Megan, the Beyond the Bailey Editor and interim Webmaster, is a first-year student studying Natural Sciences (Biology and Computer Science). She loves all things theatre, from plays to musicals, and enjoys running and aikido.

Harry Troise – Opinion Editor


Harry is a first-year student studying French and Spanish. He is the Opinion Editor for the John’s Chronicle and is a member of the Durham Union House Committee. In his spare time, Harry enjoys reading political biographies, watching foreign-language films, exploring Durham, and playing badminton to keep up the exercise levels. If Harry isn’t studying, you can usually find him in the 24s Bar on the Bailey with a pint or two.

Katherine Watson – Publicity and Photography Officer


Katherine is a second-year Archaeology and Anthropology student. Alongside her role as Publicity Coordinator for the John’s Chronicle, she is the Assistant Communications Officer for the SJCR. Katherine’s favourite places to be in Durham include the river (rowing, of course!), Old Durham Gardens, any of the museums, or one of her most frequented sites, the lovely LRC.