College news

16 April 2015
Dr Hannah Newton, Director of Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science for St John’s College, appeared on BBC One on Monday to discuss some of her research into the early days of children’s healthcare.The feature was broadcast during The One Show on Monday, 13 April, and can be watched now on the BBC’s iPlayer service here. Please note that the...
Students taking part in an activity at St John’s
16 April 2015
GCSE students from Telford, Shropshire, visited Cambridge today to learn about studying science at university.  Students from Thomas Telford school in Telford, Shropshire, came to Cambridge today to experience what it is like to study science at university.The group of around fifteen Year 9 students visited St John’s College to get a taste of how...
9 April 2015
The life and sartorial obsessions of a Renaissance fashion innovator have been reinterpreted for 21st century audiences in a new exhibition based on a unique collaboration led by College Fellow, Ulinka Rublack.Entitled “A Young Man’s Progress”, the display, at Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, offers a modern take on the wardrobe adventures of Matthäus...
Dr Alex Taylor delivering a session on synthetic biology
8 April 2015
Talks given by Cambridge researchers at the College's recent Biology Subject Days have been made available to watch online.  If you have ever considered applying to Cambridge to study Biology, you can now get a taste of what to expect by watching lectures from recent Subject Days held at St John's College.The talks, given by Cambridge academics and...
8 April 2015
Jazz musicians are invited to enter a competition where they can showcase their musical talents.
Archaeologists at work. Image credit: Craig Cessford.
1 April 2015
Archaeological investigations discovered one of Britain’s largest medieval hospital cemeteries, containing over 1,000 human remains, when excavating beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, a new report shows.One of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in Britain, containing an estimated 1,300 burials, once stood on the site of what is...
31 March 2015
The Choir of St John’s College has completed a 10-day tour of Singapore and Hong Kong, during which it sang at the lying in state of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew.Mr Lee, who died on 23 March, was a student at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, and the Choir of St John’s paid tribute to the former leader with the Singaporean...
30 March 2015
The School of Pythagoras has won an award for best conservation of a building at this year’s Cambridge Design and Construction Awards. The 13th century School of Pythagoras has won an award for architectural excellence at this year’s Cambridge Design and Construction Awards.
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
26 March 2015
A film adaptation of a best-selling novel by St John’s alumnus Tom Rob Smith will be released next month, and his new BBC spy drama will be on our screens later this year.Child 44, the award-winning novel by Tom Rob Smith, St John’s graduate and former Harper-Wood student, has been made into a film directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Ridley Scott.
26 March 2015
Researchers at St John’s College will be at the forefront of new, fundamental research into the molecular processes underlying disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as a result of new funding that will support this work across the University of Cambridge.
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