College news

26 August 2014
A mage and magic shop owner who can see into the future struggles to explore his dark side, in the new fantasy novel by a former St John’s College student.
A recent course in Trinity College Chapel. Credit: Eton Choral Courses.
26 August 2014
Some of the brightest young vocal talents in the country will be visiting St John’s this week on the Cambridge Choral Course, which will give them a taste of life as a University Choral Scholar.Like most other Cambridge Colleges, St John’s appoints a number of Choral Scholars every year. These are undergraduates who, as well as studying an academic subject...
21 August 2014
The following students are among those whose excellent work has been recognised by the University, or external organisations and academic institutions, during June, July and August 2014.Mr Nicky Ferguson, Management Studies graduate, received the Cambridge Finance Best Student Paper Award.Mr Somil Desai, 3rd year Natural Sciences undergraduate, was awarded...
Ramblers in the Peak District: image by Lee Haywood on Flickr (CC 2.0)
15 August 2014
A St John’s College graduate has won a landmark High Court victory on behalf of the walkers’ charity The Ramblers. The new ruling protects walkers from being crippled by costly legal fees in public right-of-way disputes.When public footpaths are blocked or closed to walkers, The Ramblers often apply to the local council to have the obstruction removed in...
A cancer cell containing the nanoparticles (green) in the nucleus (blue)
12 August 2014
A “Trojan horse” treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.The ground-breaking technique could eventually be used to treat glioblastoma multiforme, which is the most common and aggressive brain tumour in adults, and notoriously difficult...
Sir John Cockcroft by Elliot and Fry Ltd. (credit: Christopher Cockcroft)
11 August 2014
The life and legacy of Sir John Cockcroft, the great physicist who was famously involved in the so-called “splitting” of the atom, will be celebrated in a seminar at St John’s College, Cambridge next month.Organised by his son, Christopher, and featuring speakers including eminent scientists, historians and former colleagues, the event will be held over two...
8 August 2014
Applications are invited for Research Fellowships intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment.  Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom.For details...
5 August 2014
Students who graduated from St John’s this summer have released thousands of pounds for the benefit of future generations, in a landmark fundraising campaign.The money raised by the “Go Forward, Give Back” initiative will enable the establishment of a number of 2014 Leavers’ Bursaries – named in honour of this year’s graduands – to help undergraduates who...
David Back (left) and Greg Moran (right), co-founders of ZoomCar
4 August 2014
India’s first car sharing scheme, set up by a St John’s College student and widely considered to be “an extreme long shot” even by its founders, is set to expand its empire after becoming one of the country’s most successful start-ups.
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