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Dr Alex Taylor delivering a session on synthetic biology
Dr Alex Taylor delivering a session on synthetic biology

Talks given by Cambridge researchers at the College's recent Biology Subject Days have been made available to watch online. 

If you have ever considered applying to Cambridge to study Biology, you can now get a taste of what to expect by watching lectures from recent Subject Days held at St John's College.

The talks, given by Cambridge academics and research students, have been recorded and can now be viewed online for those unable to make it to the Subject Days themselves.

The Biology Subject Days, organised by the College Admissions Office, are annual events which bring A-level and sixth-form students from schools across the country together to experience Cambridge life and learn about applying to university. Similar days are held each year for a wide range of subjects.

As part of the visit to St John's, designed especially for young people interested in studying Biological Natural Science at Cambridge, students had the chance to hear sample lectures on topics as diverse as cancer treatment, evolution and synthetic biology, and take part in small group discussion workshops with leading academics. These workshops give students a taste of Cambridge's unique face-to-face "supervision" system of teaching.

Attendees also got to speak to current St John's Biology students about their experiences and learn what it is like to live and study at Cambridge.

Videos of some of the lectures from the two Biology Subject Days held in March are now available to watch online here and on the Biological Natural Sciences subject page, which also has information about the Biology course at Cambridge and how to apply.

For more information on applying to study at St John's College, see the "Applying" page, or contact the Admissions Office: Email admissions@joh.cam.ac.uk, Tel 01223 338703.

Videos of the previous year's Subject Day talks can be viewed HERE.