Dr Christopher Johnson (OB 41-49) – RIP

It is with great sadness that we report that Dr Christopher Johnson died on 5th January 2019, aged 87.

After QEGS Dr Johnson attended Selwyn College, Cambridge, to study physics.  After completing his PhD he became a Fellow of Selwyn and went on to be a Bursar at the college and then Senior Bursar at
St John’s.  During his time as Senior Bursar he proposed the idea for an innovation centre at St John’s following a visit he’d made to the USA.  Upon his return he was instrumental in getting the centre up and running, the first innovation centre in Europe to focus on supporting knowledge-based businesses and the oldest in the UK.

During his career in Cambridge Dr Johnson held many roles across a great many colleges.  In addition, he was also Chairman of the St John’s Innovation Centre, Director and Trustee of the Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust and contributed to many other clubs, associations and trusts.

We send our condolences to his wife June, his family and his friends.