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30 August 2016
Specific mutations in the protein associated with Parkinson’s Disease, in which just one of its 140 building blocks is altered, can make a dramatic difference to processes which may lead to the condition’s onset, according to a study led by St John's PhD student Patrick Flagmeier
22 August 2016
Talented young vocalists from around the UK will converge on St John's this week for a unique summer school which combines opportunities to experience university life with a chance to learn from leaders in the field.The Cambridge Choral Course is being hosted by St John’s College from 23 to 30 August. It is part of a wider national programme, aimed at young...
19 August 2016
Research by an undergraduate student at St John's which examines British firms' involvement in the 19th Century Chinese shipping industry has been published in an academic journalIt was an era when the Empire controlled large parts of the globe and the navy supposedly ruled the waves - but for some British merchant shipping firms, the late 19th Century was...
18 August 2016
An undergraduate at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, has been cast alongside Kenneth Branagh in a West-End play opening on 20 August at the Garrick Theatre in London.21-year-old Theology student, Jonah Hauer-King, from North London, will play Frank Rice, the son of Kenneth Branagh’s character, Archie.The Entertainer, written by John Osborne, is...
12 August 2016
A 300-year-old shoe has been found built into a wall at St John’s College, where it was probably intended to ward off evil spirits.The venerable footwear was uncovered by maintenance staff while they were removing panels to install electrical cables in the Senior Combination Room – a common room for senior academics, located in the College’s Tudor-era...
10 August 2016
Using ancient DNA, researchers have created a unique picture of how a prehistoric migration route evolved over thousands of years – revealing that it could not have been used by the first people to enter the Americas, as traditionally thought.The established theory about how Ice Age peoples first reached the present-day United States has been challenged by...
8 August 2016
Four St John's College students have been awarded prizes by the University or other academic institutions thanks to their excellent work and achievements: James Devine-Stoneman, Minaam Abbas, Tanmay Dixit, and Caroline Soderman.James Devine-Stoneman, 4th year undergraduate in Natural Sciences, was awarded the Goldsmith Prize and Medal in the Department of...
5 August 2016
A group of 40 bright, year-12 pupils from schools across Shropshire checked into undergraduate accommodation at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, for a residential trip which allowed them to experience university life first-hand.  Year-12 students from Shropshire with the potential to go to top universities have experienced life as an...
29 July 2016
Our beloved College of St John the Evangelist came into legal being on 9 April 1511 as the result of the expressed intentions of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, the mother of King Henry VII. Lady Margaret had died in 1509 and it was her loyal counsellor, John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge,...
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