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Academic and Corporate Conferences & Events

St John's College is a truly inspiring venue to host an event for your organisation - because of the beautiful setting and our fascinating heritage.

From William Wilberforce to Douglas Adams, there are hundreds of leaders and artists whose education here was the springboard to them making their mark on the world. It's perhaps this knowledge that lends the College an atmosphere of inspiration and achievement.

Our purpose built facilities provide an ideal location for both residential and non-residential occasions: lunches, meetings, training programmes, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, receptions, product launches and more.

On one end of the scale, our sixteenth century Hall can accommodate up to 300 people for standing receptions and the Fisher Building's auditorium seats 250. For smaller events, there are meeting and dining rooms across College suitable for groups of 50 and fewer.

See the venues pages for more details.

Cambridge itself is perfectly placed for business travel with London less than an hour away by Fast train from Kings Cross. The London airports are within easy reach, and Stansted Airport is only a 40 minute journey.

The College's 506 years of history will impress and inspire your delegates, and provide the perfect location for your event, so contact us today.

Conference and Function Accommodation

Guests attending your event can stay on-site in comfortable rooms with views of the college grounds.

Up to 250 people can be accommodated in a choice of single and twin-bedded rooms, with tea and coffee making facilities, towels and toiletries. Rooms are serviced daily.  We have been awarded a 4* Campus Quality in Tourism Accreditation given by Visit England

A considerable number of rooms have en-suite bathrooms, but otherwise facilities are shared between two or three delegates.

Some ground floor rooms are available for guests with minor disabilities. Please note that children under the age of 16 cannot be accommodated in the college.

Other facilities

Charged car parking may be available for up to 100 vehicles, by prior arrangement.