John Snow is a modern college established in 2001, and recently relocating from Queen’s Campus to Durham City. The college takes its name from the nineteenth-century Yorkshire physician Dr John Snow, who is regarded by many as one of the greatest of all doctors – a world-leading pioneer in anaesthesia, epidemiology and public health, in addition to being Queen Victoria's obstetrician. It is written that John Snow removed the handle from the pump at a contaminated water-source in order to stop the spread of cholera; although this is largely assumed to be a myth, his work in medicine and insight into the 1854 cholera outbreak was largely the reason for outbreaks end.

We spoke to John Snow’s Union Rep, Alex Walker, to find out a little more about the college.

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What advice would you give freshers coming to John Snow?

What’s your college mascot and why?

JCR website details

MCR website details

Union Rep contact details

Alex Walker

JCR President contact details

Jack Judge