College news

21 April 2017
Jen McGaley, who is 20, is from Suffolk and went to Bury St Edmunds County Upper School. She is in her second year studying Biological Natural Sciences at St John’s College and has two great passions in life: plant sciences and kayaking.
20 April 2017
The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, has won a BBC Music Magazine Award for its recording of Deo, a collection of sacred works by the late composer and College Honorary Fellow, Jonathan Harvey.It is the first time that a collegiate or cathedral choir has won the award for choral music at the prestigious ceremony. BBC Music Magazine is the world’s best...
Dr Chris Russo. Credit: The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
13 April 2017
Dr Christopher Russo, College Research Associate at St John’s, has been awarded the Microscopy Society of America Burton Medal.Chris Russo, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, has won the Microscopy Society of America Burton Medal for 2017. The medal is awarded annual to an individual under 40 years old who has made distinguished contributions to the field of...
1954 - The College staff gathered behind the Gordon Lennox Cup
10 April 2017
The neatly-mowed lawns and well-maintained grounds at St John’s are often taken for granted, but a new exhibition in the College Archive Centre celebrates the great work of the College gardeners during the 19th and 20th centuries.
6 April 2017
Eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet when pregnant “programs” both mother and child for potential health complications later in life by disrupting metabolic processes within the mother’s body, researchers have found. Eating a high fat and high sugar diet when pregnant leads to metabolic impairments in both the mother and her unborn child, which may “...
5 April 2017
Meet alumnus of the College, Jon Spiers, CEO of the UK’s leading autism research charity, Autistica. In the latest issue of Johnian News Jon has shared his take on the challenges facing people with the disability in 2017, revealing how research is offering new hope to those affected. Here's an extract;
31 March 2017
After another successful term for College rowing, the Lady Margaret Boat Club has plenty to celebrate. Student Laura Day has contributed this round-up on behalf of the club. 
28 March 2017
Student Ruari Crichard combines his course in Modern and Medieval Languages at St John's with a passion for cricket. He has played for the College, the University of Cambridge, and the Cambridge MCC University side. 
27 March 2017
A study led by a St John’s alumnus explains how refined oil theft is costing the global economy billions of dollars a year and helping to fund criminal and terrorist organisations.The “relatively invisible” crime of downstream oil theft, which involves stealing oil once it has been refined, is costing the global economy billions of dollars while funding...
24 March 2017
Applications are now open for College Research Associates at St John's College.  St John's will be appointing up to six College Research Associates from 1 September 2017.
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