College news

30 October 2014
St Johns’ College was recognised as having one of the best sustainability policies in Catering amongst the Cambridge Colleges at a prestigious award ceremony last week.Along with Robinson College, St John’s was given top marks at the University of Cambridge Catering Manager’s Committee Environmental Awards for its sustainable purchasing policy, and its...
29 October 2014
In the first of two public presentations, visiting Professor of Gender Studies Jacqueline Rose will examine three great women thinkers who studied violence, and how their work could inform feminism's response to the global problem of violence towards women today.
Ely Cathedral
28 October 2014
A complete new Pevsner guide for Cambridgeshire, part of the iconic series of handbooks of British architecture devised by the art historian and former St John's Fellow Nikolaus Pevsner, has been published for the first time in 60 years.The book is the first complete refresh of the original Cambridgeshire guide written in 1954, and offers an introduction to...
27 October 2014
A graduate of St John's College has been awarded the Hawksmoor Essay Medal 2014 by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.  Richard Butler, PhD Candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Cambridge, and Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of...
Frederick Sanger, by Paul Hodgson
21 October 2014
A memorial service will be held for Dr Frederick Sanger at 12pm on Saturday 8 November in St John’s College Chapel.Those wishing to attend the service should apply for tickets either via the online booking form, by telephone on 01223 339363, or in writing to The Chapel Clerk, St John's College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP. Tickets will be sent out around 27...
21 October 2014
A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors, which could significantly improve the efficiency of hybrid solar cells, has been demonstrated by a team led by College Research Associate Dr Akshay Rao.The process involves harvesting the energy carried by a type of particle known as “dark” spin-triplet excitons. Accessing these...
"Bound by Step [Two Faces]": Wordsworth's life-mask and sculpture by Nick Gear
17 October 2014
William Wordsworth is one of the best-known poets of the Romantic period. Now a new exhibition at St John’s College is taking a fresh look at Wordsworth’s life and inspiration.
15 October 2014
New in History: Global rules : America, Britain and a disordered world by James E. Cronin.
Dr Manmohan Singh Scholars
15 October 2014
Applications for the 2015 Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, a unique programme which enables Indian students to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, are now open. Details, including information about how to apply, can be found here.
14 October 2014
The fourteenth Hinsley Memorial Lecture, "Internetional Relations: The Struggle for Power Over the Internet in a Post-American World", will be held on Friday 14 November 2014. This year's lecturer is Professor Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.The lecture will...
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