College news

17 December 2014
Research by a PhD student at St John's has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the principles that laid the foundations of European musical tradition.
The Novice Men’s first boat racing against the wind
16 December 2014
St John's College rowing novices have achieved victory in the prestigious Fairbairn Cup boat race.Novice rowers from Lady Margaret Boat Club, the rowing club of St John’s College, beat their rivals Trinity College to emerge victorious in the prestigious Fairbairn Cup, an annual boat race hosted by Jesus College.
University College Dublin campus
14 December 2014
St John’s College Fellow, Professor Deborah Howard, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by University College Dublin.Professor Howard, Director of Studies in Architecture at St John’s and University Professor Emerita in Architectural History and Director of Research, received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (Litt.D) in a ceremony held in Dublin earlier...
11 December 2014
St John's successfully managed to reduce its electricity usage during Green Week, an event which coincided with the University's Switch Off Week.
9 December 2014
In a study led by Professor Sharon Peacock, whole genome sequencing of MRSA from a hospital in Asia has demonstrated patterns of transmission in a resource-limited setting, where formal screening procedures are not feasible. 
Professor Tim Whitmarsh
7 December 2014
Professor Tim Whitmarsh, Fellow of St John’s, has been awarded the Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit by the Society for Classical Studies.Professor Whitmarsh is the A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University’s Department of Classics as well as a supervisor in Classics at St John’s College. He won the award for his recent book Beyond the...
"Fred Sanger - Double Nobel Laureate: A Biography" by George Brownlee
4 December 2014
A new biography of double Nobel prizewinning scientist Dr Fred Sanger is being launched today.The first complete biography of two-time Nobel Prize winner and Honorary Fellow of St John’s, Dr Fred Sanger, is to be launched today by Cambridge University Press.
Northern Spirit Singers winning the Category Finals of Choir of the Year 2014
4 December 2014
Graduate Library Trainee Richard Sellens and his choir, Northern Spirit Singers, have reached the last six in the highly-regarded Choir of the Year 2014 choral competition and will be performing in the Grand Final this weekend.Northern Spirit Singers, established 14 years ago in Durham, will be competing for the coveted title of Choir of the Year 2014 on...
3 December 2014
The 14th Hinsley Memorial lecture is now available to play back online.The annual lecture at St John's covers a theme to do with international relations, and this year examined the competing interests vying for control of the internet. Entitled “Internetional Relations: The Struggle for Power Over the Internet in a Post-American World”, it was given by...
Saint Gabriel’s students examine 20th century physicist Fred Hoyle's telescope
1 December 2014
Year 9 pupils from Saint Gabriel’s College, Lambeth, got to experience student life at Cambridge on a recent visit to St John’s College.Students from Saint Gabriel’s College in Lambeth got a taste of university life by visiting one of Cambridge University’s largest Colleges.A group of top-set Year 9 Science and Maths pupils came to St John’s College to...
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