College news

Frederick Sanger, by Paul Hodgson
21 October 2014
A memorial service will be held for Dr Frederick Sanger at 12pm on Saturday 8 November in St John’s College Chapel. Those wishing to attend the service should apply for tickets by 24 October 2014 either via the online booking form, by telephone on 01223 339363, or in writing to The Chapel Clerk, St John's College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP. Tickets will be sent...
21 October 2014
A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors, which could significantly improve the efficiency of hybrid solar cells, has been demonstrated by a team led by College Research Associate Dr Akshay Rao.The process involves harvesting the energy carried by a type of particle known as “dark” spin-triplet excitons. Accessing these...
"Bound by Step [Two Faces]": Wordsworth's life-mask and sculpture by Nick Gear
17 October 2014
William Wordsworth is one of the best-known poets of the Romantic period. Now a new exhibition at St John’s College is taking a fresh look at Wordsworth’s life and inspiration.
15 October 2014
New in History: Global rules : America, Britain and a disordered world by James E. Cronin.
Dr Manmohan Singh Scholars
15 October 2014
Applications for the 2015 Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, a unique programme which enables Indian students to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, are now open. Details, including information about how to apply, can be found here.
14 October 2014
The fourteenth Hinsley Memorial Lecture, "Internetional Relations: The Struggle for Power Over the Internet in a Post-American World", will be held on Friday 14 November 2014. This year's lecturer is Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.The lecture will...
Spin manipulation in a noisy environment (credit Carsten Schulte).
10 October 2014
A team of researchers led by Dr Mete Atatüre has successfully tested a new method of controlling electron "spin", which is one of the fastest developing research topics in quantum-based technologies and widely seen as the potential basis of numerous future advances.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Credit: Steve Snodgrass, via Flickr
6 October 2014
Bookings are now open for a range of events at St John’s College as part of Green Week 2014 later this term. Green Week will take place from November 10 to 14, and is a student-run programme of activities and projects aimed at encouraging people who live and work in College to think about how they can contribute to a more sustainable future.
2 October 2014
New facilities and a packed programme of events are on offer at St John's College bar as it opens its doors ready for the start of the new term. A Facebook page has also been launched to promote special offers and events.
The John Hall Law Library at St John's
1 October 2014
International law firm, Hogan Lovells, is to provide financial support for undergraduate lawyers at St John’s through a new bursary scheme.The arrangement will involve the firm making a generous annual contribution towards the College’s pre-admissions prize in Law, which, alongside similar prizes in other subjects, is being launched for the new academic...
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