College news

Professor Christopher Dobson
15 April 2014
Professor Christopher Dobson, the Master of St John's College, has been awarded the 2014 Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. The award recognises his achievements in helping to identify the root causes of so-called “modern” disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Detail from "School of Athens".
15 April 2014
An academic conference which highlights how political thought is moving beyond the study of western intellectual history, and addressing global and international subjects, will take place at St John's College this week.
'The Mahatma and the Doctor' by S.R. Mehrotra
14 April 2014
The previously untold story of one of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest friends and early influences, Dr Pranjivan Mehta, has been brought to light by a former international visiting academic at St John’s College.
Ca Flambe! Credit GoeVin2a from Flickr.
10 April 2014
Once seen as the preserve of society's wealthy elite, Britain's top restaurants are appealing to a wider range of diners than ever before and revolutionising the way in which the nation thinks about food in the process, according to a new study by St John's Fellow Christel Lane.
8 April 2014
The annual Linacre Lecture will take place on Monday 5 May in the Divinity School, St John’s College, and is entitled “Molecular Chaperones – Guardians of the Proteome”. The lecture will be given by Professor Dr Franz-Ulrich Hartl, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany.
Ghislaine McMullin playing cello at a St John's College event in 2013
8 April 2014
Second-year history student and cellist Ghislaine McMullin is to take part in a musical masterclass along with distinguished pianist Angela Hewitt on 25 April, in the West Road Concert Hall.Angela Hewitt, one of the world’s leading pianists, is the 2014 Humanitas Visiting Professor of Chamber Music for the University. In a series of recitals and lectures,...
Sutherland students explore the Old Library
7 April 2014
Students from Sutherland Co-Operative Academy got to experience life at Cambridge University on a recent two-day visit to St John's College, designed to inform them about the application process and the opportunites Cambridge can offer.
Sixth formers attend a talk given by Dr Chris Warnes, Dr Ruth Abbot and Dr Oriet
3 April 2014
Students from schools and colleges around the country came together at St John's on 18 March for an English Taster Day, giving them a chance to experience work and life at Cambidge. The event was organised by the Admissions Office and designed specifically for sixth-formers interested in studying English at Cambridge when they make their university choices.
Paul Dirac, The Nobel Foundation
1 April 2014
The annual Dirac Lecture, entitled Paul Dirac and the Development of Quantum Theory, will take place on 30 April in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge.
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