College news

Photo credit: Paul Everest
24 August 2015
More than half of all graduands participated in this year’s Go Forward, Give Back fundraising campaign in order to unlock thousands of pounds to support future undergraduates. Students were asked to donate what they could – even as little as £1 – to help future generations of St John’s students.
Young singers perform in the College Chapel
19 August 2015
Talented young singers will experience the life of a Choral Scholar as part of an intensive course of musical training at St John’s College, finishing with a live broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 30 August. Some of Britain’s most talented young choristers will come to Cambridge University next week for an intensive course which will give them a...
Dr Reginald Prince
17 August 2015
Dr Reginald Prince, Fellow in Chemistry at St John’s since 1960, has died at the age of 88.Born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Dr Prince was awarded a BSc and a PhD from University College London, and he came to Cambridge in 1956 to further pursue his academic career at Sidney Sussex College. He was elected into the Fellowship at St John’s in 1960, also holding...
14 August 2015
Professor Ben Simons has been awarded the Royal Society’s Gabor Medal for his ground-breaking work on understanding stem cell division and tissue renewal. Two former Fellows of the College have meanwhile also received awards from the Royal Society.Named after the Nobel Prize-winning engineer, Dennis Gabor, the award was first made in 1989 and is given...
A list detailing the names, ages and prices of slaves
12 August 2015
Letters and papers revealing in detail how human beings were priced for sale during the 18th century Transatlantic Slave Trade have been made available to researchers and the public.Letters discussing the value and sale of slaves in the 18th century, which provide a distressing reminder of the powerful business interests that sustained one of the darkest...
David and Susan Nobbs
10 August 2015
Following the death of comedy writer and Johnian David Nobbs, we republish a speech that he gave at a Beaufort Society meeting at St John’s College in 2010.
10 August 2015
Applications are currently being invited for Research Fellowships at St John's College intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers. The Research Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment.  Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within...
4 August 2015
More than 50 years after setting out on an epic journey across both American continents, three University of Cambridge graduates, including Johnian Mike Andrews, successfully completed the final leg of their daring road trip – in the same Land Rover they used decades ago.
Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Dr Tuomas Knowles and Dr Mete Atatüre
3 August 2015
Three Senior Academics at St John’s College have been awarded Professorships. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Tuomas Knowles, and Mete Atatüre have been appointed Professors, with effect from 1 October 2015.
Louise Makin
24 July 2015
Dr Dame Louise Makin, who is Chief Executive Officer of the healthcare firm, British Technology Group (BTG), has become an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College.A former postgraduate student at St John’s, Dame Louise became CEO at BTG in 2004 and has been credited with transforming the company’s fortunes. A Financial Times article last year said that she had...
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