College news

5 December 2017
A one-day graduate workshop examining courtly culture and early modern fashion will be taking place at St John’s next year, and researchers are invited to contribute.A workshop, entitled Fashioning the Early Modern Courtier, will take place at the Old Divinity School on 16 May. It will explore how clothing contributed courtly culture and rituals as well as...
28 November 2017
To mark Giving Tuesday on 28 November, we spoke to some of our undergraduates who, with the generous support of alumni and other donors, have benefited from College Studentships. In this short film, five current students explain what the Studentships scheme has meant to them and how it helped them to study at Cambridge.
23 November 2017
Cooperatively breeding birds and fish may have evolved the adaptive ability to reduce the size of their eggs when helpers are available to lighten the parental load, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that in some species, the social environment may influence female reproductive decisions even prior to the birth of offspring.
23 November 2017
The Archive Centre at St John's College has become an Accredited Archive Service - a national standard of excellence which acknowledges significant contributions to the management, preservation and accessibility of historically important collections.
22 November 2017
Katherine Ladd, a third-year English Literature undergraduate, has won a prize for her thesis on the issue of modern slavery and exploitation. The prize was awarded by the Jubilee Centre, a Cambridge-based Christian social reform organisation, after Katherine entered their thesis competition calling for “95 ways to change the world”.The competition,...
16 November 2017
Sister Emma Dellar RGN, College Nurse and Head of Health at St John’s College, is speaking at the 2017 Healthcare Professionals Conference on anaphylaxis in London today. She will discuss guidelines at the University of Cambridge on anaphylaxis and advise on current issues for stocking adrenaline auto-injectors at higher and further education organisations.
31 October 2017
After two days of fierce competition on Wilberforce Road sports ground, St John’s College has raced ahead in the Athletics Cuppers with a score of 114 points. The competition, which pits the Cambridge Colleges against each other in sporting events including hurdles, steeplechase, and hammer, was the setting for numerous personal bests and excellent...
31 October 2017
Researchers have significantly prolonged the lifetime of information carried by an electron in a microscopic structure known as a “quantum dot”. The study represents another early step towards the realisation of quantum computing, a hugely powerful possible future technology, but one that presently remains a long way off, and for which possible systems are...
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