College news

Professor Dasgupta and Professor Ramanathan meeting the Pope earlier this year
19 September 2014
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is one of two eminent academics who today makes an impassioned appeal to the world’s religious leaders for help in curbing the potentially catastrophic effects of the ongoing abuse of the planet’s natural resources.
16 September 2014
Two Johnians have joined the Royal Academy of Engineering after being elected to the Fellowship at the Academy’s AGM on 15 September 2014. Professor Robin Bloomfield and Dr Paul Woollin were two of 59 new Fellows elected this year in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to Engineering.
1590 chart showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
11 September 2014
Charts illustrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn and a red velvet book once owned by Queen Elizabeth I are amongst the items going on public display at St John’s College for Open Cambridge this weekend.
Simon Thorburn
9 September 2014
A member of the Maintenance Department of St John’s College has just been awarded a highly regarded health and safety qualification by the National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH).
Bitcoins. Image by Antana on Flickr.
1 September 2014
A revolutionary new way of managing digital currency has been created by a St John's graduate.The recently-launched company, Elliptic, has secured more than £1million in funding to build a secure virtual "vault". The company was co-founded last year by James Smith, who graduated from St John's in 2004 with a degree in computer science. The team, which also...
29 August 2014
New in Language and Literature: Chomsky and His Critics, edited by Louise M. Antony and Norbert Hornstein
26 August 2014
A mage and magic shop owner who can see into the future struggles to explore his dark side, in the new fantasy novel by a former St John’s College student.
A recent course in Trinity College Chapel. Credit: Eton Choral Courses.
26 August 2014
Some of the brightest young vocal talents in the country will be visiting St John’s this week on the Cambridge Choral Course, which will give them a taste of life as a University Choral Scholar.Like most other Cambridge Colleges, St John’s appoints a number of Choral Scholars every year. These are undergraduates who, as well as studying an academic subject...
21 August 2014
The following students are among those whose excellent work has been recognised by the University, or external organisations and academic institutions, during June, July and August 2014.Mr Nicky Ferguson, Management Studies graduate, received the Cambridge Finance Best Student Paper Award.Mr Somil Desai, 3rd year Natural Sciences undergraduate, was awarded...
Ramblers in the Peak District: image by Lee Haywood on Flickr (CC 2.0)
15 August 2014
A St John’s College graduate has won a landmark High Court victory on behalf of the walkers’ charity The Ramblers. The new ruling protects walkers from being crippled by costly legal fees in public right-of-way disputes.When public footpaths are blocked or closed to walkers, The Ramblers often apply to the local council to have the obstruction removed in...
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