30 June 2016
A new book written by Cambridge theologians aims to set the agenda for sexuality conversations being held at the Church of England’s General Synod in July by urging the Church towards acceptance and affirmation of committed same-sex relationships. The study warns that a failure to adopt such a stance would be “suicidal”.
23 June 2016
Johnian Yehia Amar has been awarded a prize for a presentation about his PhD research at a major manufacturing processes conference.Chemical Engineering graduate Yehia Amar has won first prize for a presentation about his PhD studies at the APACT (Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technology) Conference 2016, sponsored by Clairet Scientific Limited.
16 June 2016
Eight Johnians have been featured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2016: Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Richard Gregory (1976), Chief of Defence Personnel , received a KBE.Sir Damon Marcus Buffini (1981), Head of Permira, was awarded a Knight Bachelor for voluntary and charitable services.Professor Sir Roger Vernon Scruton (1965 Harper-Wood...
14 June 2016
Retail and institutional investors alike often buy stocks in Real Estate Investment Trusts, because they are known as defensive stocks, able to withstand periods of economic downturn, but a new study co-authored by College Fellow Eva Steiner explains why some of these companies could prove a much safer bet than others.Investors who buy stocks of Real Estate...
13 June 2016
Research led by a PhD student at St John's College has successfully used quantum states to mix a molecule with light at room temperature, which will aid in the exploration of new quantum technologies and provide new ways to manipulate the physical and chemical properties of matter.
13 June 2016
After four days of dramatic Bumps races on the Cam, the crew of the Lady Margaret Boat Club men’s first boat, M1, were crowned Head of the River on Saturday. It was the first time that M1 have claimed the title in 27 years.“Head of the River” is the title awarded to the crew whose boat are in first place in the first division following the famous May Bumps...
9 June 2016
The Cambridge Clay Shooting team has claimed victory in the 2016 Varsity match against Oxford. Each winning team featured a Johnian.Cambridge has taken home a haul of trophies after beating Oxford on their home turf in the Clay Shooting Varsity match.The competition was carried out in the English Sporting Style with a shooting course laid out in...
6 June 2016
The film Queens of Syria, a modern retelling by victims of the Syrian civil war of the Ancient Greek play The Trojan Women, is to be shown at the Old Divinity School, St John’s College, to support Syrian refugees.
6 June 2016
Dinner menus written in French, colour-coded entry tickets for Johnians and their female guests, and dance cards featuring the waltz and the tango are on display alongside many more fascinating items at an exhibition in the College Archive Centre that documents more than 100 years of changing attitudes at the St John’s College May Ball.
3 June 2016
A man on a bicycle chased by sunlight streaking through the clouds, the giant structure of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the sun rising over the Backs on the morning of May Ball. These are just some of the impressive winning entries in this year’s St John’s College Art and Photography Competition.More than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate...