College news

21 November 2014
Illuminated page from Lady Margaret Beaufort's "Book of Hours", 15th century
20 November 2014
The most prized historic books and artefacts from St John's Old Library have been brought together for a new book, launched this week, which gives a glimpse into the remarkable and diverse collections held by the College. A book of Psalms over a thousand years old, Elizabethan charts showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the 1807 Parliamentary Bill...
20 November 2014
Four St John's students reading Land Economy took part in a major international competition in New York.A team of Land Economy students at St John’s have taken part in an international competition in New York, which pits them against undergraduates from other top universities in trying to solve a real-life investment problem.St John’s contributed four...
19 November 2014
A week of free poetry events, co-organised by College writer in residence Michael Schmidt and featuring several Johnian poets, begins on Saturday. Two College poets, Adam Crothers and Rebecca Watts, offer samples of their work in the videos below.
18 November 2014
In a new report, co-authored by St John's PhD student Tim Allen, scientists outline a new method for establishing whether chemical compounds are safe for human use without "in vivo" testing, based on so-called "molecular initiating events" at the boundary between chemistry and biology.A new approach to mapping and predicting the impact of chemical compounds...
18 November 2014
An imperial Roman stout, the only traditional farmhouse brie made in the UK, and a golden ale originally brewed in collaboration with classicist Professor Mary Beard were some of the local products available for sampling at the St John's College Bar on Friday evening.
Dr Fred Sanger, 1918-2013
17 November 2014
The memorial service for Dr Fred Sanger, two-time Nobel prize winner and Honorary Fellow of St John's, is now available to listen to online.Dr Sanger, OM CH CBE FRS, died in Cambridge on 19 November 2013 at the age of 95. Following in the footsteps of his father and two uncles, he read Natural Sciences at St John's between 1936 and 1939, graduating with a...
16 November 2014
The Brian Runnett Prize for organ playing is open to all Junior Members of the University, and the competition will take place on Thursday 26 February 2015 in St John’s College Chapel.  
Sarah Parnell, John Crook scholar
13 November 2014
Sarah Parnell, a current John Crook Scholar at St John’s, reveals how she made her way to Cambridge after a family crisis nearly dashed her hopes of studying at University at all, in a new video released today.Sarah, 31, from South Oxhey in Watford, successfully applied for the John Crook Scholarship in 2013 to study Psychology at St John's College. In the...
Cedric Price, eccentric and influential architect
10 November 2014
The life and work of Cedric Price, the unconventional and visionary architect best-known for buildings which never saw the light of day, is being explored in a new exhibition held at St John’s College, where Price was an undergraduate.A newly-opened exhibition at St John's sheds light on the life and work of the eccentric and influential 20th century...
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