College news

An 1826 painting of the Battle of Clontarf by the Irish artist, Hugh Frazer
23 April 2014
The standard account of the Battle of Clontarf – a defining moment in Irish history which happened 1,000 years ago this week – was partly a “pseudo-history” borrowed from the tale of Troy, new research by St John's Fellow Máire Ní Mhaonaigh suggests.The findings, which are to be published in a forthcoming book about the intellectual culture of medieval...
Mark Wells, Domestic Bursar
17 April 2014
The College's new Domestic Bursar, Mark Wells, takes up his post today, succeeding Commodore John Harris who has held the role for the last 14 years. The Domestic Bursar is responsible for the internal administration of the College and is in charge of a wide range of facilities and services. In this role he oversees activities such as building projects,...
Professor Christopher Dobson
15 April 2014
Professor Christopher Dobson, the Master of St John's College, has been awarded the 2014 Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. The award recognises his achievements in helping to identify the root causes of so-called “modern” disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Detail from "School of Athens".
15 April 2014
An academic conference which highlights how political thought is moving beyond the study of western intellectual history, and addressing global and international subjects, will take place at St John's College this week.
'The Mahatma and the Doctor' by S.R. Mehrotra
14 April 2014
The previously untold story of one of Mahatma Gandhi’s closest friends and early influences, Dr Pranjivan Mehta, has been brought to light by a former international visiting academic at St John’s College.
Ca Flambe! Credit GoeVin2a from Flickr.
10 April 2014
Once seen as the preserve of society's wealthy elite, Britain's top restaurants are appealing to a wider range of diners than ever before and revolutionising the way in which the nation thinks about food in the process, according to a new study by St John's Fellow Christel Lane.
8 April 2014
The annual Linacre Lecture will take place on Monday 5 May in the Divinity School, St John’s College, and is entitled “Molecular Chaperones – Guardians of the Proteome”. The lecture will be given by Professor Dr Franz-Ulrich Hartl, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany.
Ghislaine McMullin playing cello at a St John's College event in 2013
8 April 2014
Second-year history student and cellist Ghislaine McMullin is to take part in a musical masterclass along with distinguished pianist Angela Hewitt on 25 April, in the West Road Concert Hall.Angela Hewitt, one of the world’s leading pianists, is the 2014 Humanitas Visiting Professor of Chamber Music for the University. In a series of recitals and lectures,...
Sutherland students explore the Old Library
7 April 2014
Students from Sutherland Co-Operative Academy got to experience life at Cambridge University on a recent two-day visit to St John's College, designed to inform them about the application process and the opportunites Cambridge can offer.
Syndicate content