Academic life

St John's has a thriving academic community, with a large number of Research Fellows based at the College.

We're recognised for our research, we're known for supporting students, financially and otherwise, and there's a busy schedule of clubs, activities and social life.

There's also a wide range of facilities and services available to Fellows, staff and students, including a library that is open for members to use 24 hours a day.

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Art, Applied Arts and Photography

The competition is open to all Junior Members of the College and entries are normally accepted at the beginning of the Easter...


Academic life


Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Dr Tuomas Knowles and Dr Mete Atatüre
Three Senior Academics at St John’s College have been awarded Professorships. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Tuomas Knowles, and Mete Atatüre have been appointed Professors, with effect from 1 October 2015.
The British Academy. Image from the University of Cambridge.
Four Johnians, including one Honorary Fellow of the College, have been elected to Fellowships of the British Academy. Four members of St John’s College, including Honorary Fellow Professor Jane Stapleton, have been elected to the British Academy.
Drosophila melanogaster
Fruit flies are proving the unlikely source of a new initiative to help improve postgraduate research opportunities in Africa, with the support of Cambridge academics.Drosophila melanogaster, better known as the humble fruit fly, has emerged as the...
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