College news

1 July 2015
In a new study of evolutionary convergence, Professor Simon Conway Morris argues that the development of life on Earth is predictable, meaning that similar organisms should therefore have appeared on other, Earth-like planets by now.Extra-terrestrials that resemble humans should have evolved on other, Earth-like planets, making it increasingly paradoxical...
Elizabeth Adekunle
1 July 2015
The Reverend Elizabeth Adekunle, who is Chaplain of St John’s College, is to take up a new post as the Archdeacon of Hackney from April 2016.Liz is one of the youngest people to take on the role, which involves a range of responsibilities supporting the churches in the Stepney area of the Diocese of London. She has been appointed to the post by the Bishop...
30 June 2015
Female students from schools across the country came to Cambridge this week to discover where an interest in science, engineering and mathematics can take them. They met with leading academics and scientists, and had the chance to control robots by writing code. Over 60 female GCSE students from schools across the country came to Cambridge on a recent...
Jarret Huang
29 June 2015
St John’s Law student Jarret Huang has been awarded five prestigious prizes over the last two years.Jarret Huang, who has just graduated from St John’s with a Double-Starred First in Law, has won five prizes in the last two years due to his outstanding performance in his Law Tripos. The prizes recognise Jarret’s achievements in a variety of areas such as...
26 June 2015
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, who last year co-authored an appeal to the Pope for moral leadership on climate change, has backed his recent encyclical and stressed that humanity’s attitude towards the natural world needs to undergo a fundamental moral shift.
26 June 2015
Arya Thampi has been awarded a Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship for 2015, enabling her to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College.Arya Thampi, from Kerala, India, has won a Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship, giving her the opportunity to study for her PhD in Physics at St John’s College from September.
The Master with the Larmor Award winners 2015
24 June 2015
Four brilliant graduating students who both excelled academically and contributed to the life of the College while at St John's, have been honoured with this year's Larmor Awards. Each year at St John’s, students who excel academically and contribute to the life of the College, can be nominated for the prestigious Larmor Awards, which are presented on the...
Graduands process through St John's Great Gate
24 June 2015
Graduating students celebrated today as they formally received their degrees in a ceremony called General Admission.Final year students celebrated today as they processed from St John’s College to Senate House to receive their degrees.Ceremonies, or “Congregations” for various degrees take place in Cambridge throughout the year, but the June Congregations...
 Students examine fossils with Dr Alex Wilshaw
22 June 2015
Students from schools across the country came to St John’s College to experience what it is like to study Human, Social and Political Science at Cambridge University. Students from schools and sixth form colleges across the country came to St John’s to experience university-style teaching and student life.
19 June 2015
Vacation loans for the Summer holiday are now in effect. Up to eight items may be borrowed. All items are to be returned by Friday 9th October.
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