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Biology Taster Day videos now available online

Slide from Dr John Davey's lecture on butterfly wing patterns
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 Office at St John’s in order to bring sixth-form students from schools and colleges around the country together to experience Cambridge life and learn what to expect when they apply for university. Several such Taster Days are held each year in College, for a range of different subjects.

As part of this event, designed especially for young people interested in applying to Cambridge to study Biological Natural Sciences, students got the opportunity to talk to current undergraduates and learn about what studying and living in College is really like. As well as this, the group were able to attend short sample lectures delivered by leading academics on a wide range of biological themes, from the evolutionary origins of butterfly wing patterns to rewriting the language of life.

Videos of the day’s lectures have now been made freely available to view on the College website, via the Biological Natural Sciences subject page, so that if you were unable to attend the Taster Day, you can still experience something of what it is like to study Biology at St John's College.

For more information about applying to St John's, see the subject guides online or contact the Access Officer. Email: accessofficer@joh.cam.ac.uk, Tel: 01223 339361.

For more information about this story contact Ryan Cronin. Email: rcc40@cam.ac.uk, Tel: 01223 338711.