7 March 2014
A lecture on the Southampton Psalter will take place at St John's College on 11 March.The lecture, entitled 'The Two Lives of an Irish Psalter at St John's College Library', will be given by Professor Pádraig Ó Néill, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who will discuss the manuscript and its history. The event celebrates the publication of a new...
6 March 2014
Recent archaeological research which is transforming our understanding of how Homo sapiens became the dominant species on Earth was the subject of a presentation by Professor Graeme Barker this week. His talk is available to stream below.
5 March 2014
The inaugural annual Genizah Lecture will be taking place on 11 March at St John's College.The lecture, entitled "Why medieval Jewish liturgy is not dull" will be given by Stefan Reif, Fellow of St John's College and former Head of the Genizah Research Unit.
4 March 2014
An obscure book, which was placed in the College Library after travelling to Britain via a Hornblower-style Napoleonic naval adventure, has been identified centuries later as an exceptionally rare document of early Chinese music. According to experts in China, the small volume of musical scores may well be unique, and is a priceless resource for anyone...
4 March 2014
The following students are among those whose excellent work has been recognised by the University, or external organisations and academic institutions, since January 2013.
3 March 2014
A memorial service will be held for Dr Frederick Sanger at 12pm on Saturday 8 November in St John’s College Chapel.
26 February 2014
St John's College invites applications for the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature. The purpose of the Studentship is to encourage a project of creative writing by making it possible for the holder to engage in relevant, project-related travel and study. The Studentship is intended to encourage creative writers in the earlier stage of...
24 February 2014
Laura Bates, who founded the Everyday Sexism Project to draw attention to the sexism still routinely experienced by women, gave a powerful presentation on the origins and impact of the initiative at the latest Johnian Women's Networking Event. Her talk is available now to stream below.The Project, which was set up to catalogue instances of sexism...
21 February 2014
A long-standing mistake over the correct naming of a point on the Canadian coastline has finally been resolved, with the help of St John's College.The headland near Herschel Island, known as 'Calton Point' on some maps and 'Catton Point' on others has caused confusion since 1828. 'Calton' was the name adopted by the Canadian government in 1962 but recent...