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

Alice Healy– Interim Coordinator


Alice is a third year English Literature and History student and interim Co-ordinator for the John’s Chronicle. She enjoys reading, painting and sewing, and will likely be doing any of those with a cup of tea in hand. In her spare time Alice also enjoys playing college squash and football, both of which give her a break from writing essays!

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!

Jerome Chappell-Tay – Arts and Culture Editor


Jerome is a third-year Classics student. As well as being the Arts and Culture editor for the John’s Chronicle, he is also on the exec for the Durham University Classics Society. He is a massive fan of musicals, films, and ancient art. Jerome also enjoys following UK and US politics and in Durham, can be found either in the John’s Bar or visiting the Oriental Museum.

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.

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!