College news

The St John’s College Mountaineering Club in the Lofoten Islands
29 September 2014
Students at St John’s are set to follow in the footsteps of some of their more daring predecessors with the establishment of a society which revives the College’s proud tradition of intrepid exploration.The St John’s Mountaineering Club, which despite its name will support adventure travel of various descriptions, has been set up by four postgraduate...
Frederick Sanger, by Paul Hodgson
26 September 2014
A memorial service will be held for Dr Frederick Sanger at 12pm on Saturday 8 November in St John’s College Chapel.
The Right Revd Professor Stephen Sykes
25 September 2014
The Right Revd Professor Stephen Sykes MA DD, Honorary Fellow of St John's College Cambridge since 2009, died on 24 September 2014.
Adam Magee, head gardener, trimming the yew hedges in the Master's garden
22 September 2014
Yew hedges which have grown at St John's for over 60 years are being used to make drugs to fight cancer.The mature hedges in the Master's garden are clipped annually to maintain their shape and promote new growth. Rather than being burned or composted, however, the clippings are now being collected and used in the manufacture of drugs for chemotherapy.
Professor Dasgupta and Professor Ramanathan meeting the Pope earlier this year
19 September 2014
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is one of two eminent academics who today makes an impassioned appeal to the world’s religious leaders for help in curbing the potentially catastrophic effects of the ongoing abuse of the planet’s natural resources.
16 September 2014
Two Johnians have joined the Royal Academy of Engineering after being elected to the Fellowship at the Academy’s AGM on 15 September 2014. Professor Robin Bloomfield and Dr Paul Woollin were two of 59 new Fellows elected this year in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to Engineering.
1590 chart showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
11 September 2014
Charts illustrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn and a red velvet book once owned by Queen Elizabeth I are amongst the items going on public display at St John’s College for Open Cambridge this weekend.
Simon Thorburn
9 September 2014
A member of the Maintenance Department of St John’s College has just been awarded a highly regarded health and safety qualification by the National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH).
Bitcoins. Image by Antana on Flickr.
1 September 2014
A revolutionary new way of managing digital currency has been created by a St John's graduate.The recently-launched company, Elliptic, has secured more than £1million in funding to build a secure virtual "vault". The company was co-founded last year by James Smith, who graduated from St John's in 2004 with a degree in computer science. The team, which also...
29 August 2014
New in Language and Literature: Chomsky and His Critics, edited by Louise M. Antony and Norbert Hornstein
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