Graduands’ Garden Party 2017

We welcomed this year’s graduands to a Garden Party at the Master’s Lodge last week. There we enjoyed a relaxed afternoon of conversation, games on the lawn and a delicious buffet, kindly put on by the College’s catering team.

During the Garden Party, the Master, Professor Chris Dobson, gave a speech in the Lodge Garden in which he congratulated the graduands of 2017, commending them on their progress and achievements, and wishing them every success in the future. He also discussed the College’s latest bursary fund — the 2017 Leavers’ Awards — which has been established to provide vital financial assistance to those coming up in September. If you are a graduate of 2017 then giving even a small amount to the Go Forward, Give Back campaign can have a significant impact on the lives of future students.

The Development and Alumni Relations team would also like to warmly congratulate this year’s graduands: we hope you’ll keep in touch with the College through our programme of events and publications for Johnians. You can discover more about what we do and how you can get involved at

We hope you enjoy this selection of photographs from the day. If you feature in a photo and would like a copy to keep, please do get in touch via

With best regards from the Development Office

Photos Katherine Caddy, copyright the Development Office, St John’s College