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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Academic life


Slide from Dr John Davey's lecture on butterfly wing patterns
If you have ever considered studying Biology at Cambridge, you can now see what to expect as a student by viewing sample lectures from a recent Biology Taster Day held at St John’s.The Taster Day, held in March, was organised by the Admissions...
An 1826 painting of the Battle of Clontarf by the Irish artist, Hugh Frazer
The standard account of the Battle of Clontarf – a defining moment in Irish history which happened 1,000 years ago this week – was partly a “pseudo-history” borrowed from the tale of Troy, new research by St John's Fellow Máire Ní Mhaonaigh ...
Professor Christopher Dobson
Professor Christopher Dobson, the Master of St John's College, has been awarded the 2014 Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. The award recognises his achievements in helping to identify the root causes of so-called “modern” disorders,...
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