College news

Professor Graeme Barker
25 July 2014
Professor Graeme Barker, Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Fellow of St John’s College, has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Sheffield in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Archaeology. The degree was conferred on 22 July at a ceremony in Sheffield.
24 July 2014
A film which captures the ambitions and frustrations of people living in the Indian Himalayas has been released by an academic who began studying the remote community while at St John’s, more than 10 years ago. Lifelines documents the uncertainty and hope which defines everyday life for young adults in a village in Chamoli District, in the state of...
21 July 2014
Two Johnians have been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy in honour of their outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences: Professor Ingrid De Smet and Professor David Denison.
Hospital-Associated MRSA Bacteria; credit, NIAID via Wikimedia Commons
21 July 2014
The zero-tolerance approach to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in UK hospitals has failed to take account of cases that may be unpreventable, a new study led by a researcher at St John's suggests.
Frontispiece from “The Good House-wife made Doctor”
18 July 2014
If you had bladder problems in the seventeenth century, you may well have been given a drink of wine mixed with garlic, crabs-eyes and “the powder of a stag’s pizzle”, according to The Family Dictionary, an early manual of home remedies that is included in a new public exhibition at St John’s College, Cambridge.
Bolton students outside the Divinity School
17 July 2014
A group of over 60 gifted and talented students from six Bolton schools got to experience life at Cambridge University on a recent two-day visit to St John’s College.Students from schools including Rivington and Blackrod High School, Turton, Thornleigh College, Ladybridge, St Josephs and Westhoughton High School, got a glimpse behind the scenes of a large...
Scott's drawing for the north door of the Lodge
16 July 2014
A study of a rare foray into house-building by George Gilbert Scott – Britain’s first “starchitect” celebrity – has been published to mark the forthcoming 150th anniversary of the building’s completion.Constructed between 1863 and 1865, the Master’s Lodge of St John’s College was a ground-breaking design which, when it was built, represented the...
The Good House-wife made a Doctor (1691)
15 July 2014
This is an online version of the exhibition held in the Library Exhibition Area until October 2014.Exhibition description:
Michael Ha receives his award from the Master
14 July 2014
One of the first students from his school to take A-levels and go to university has received an award for excellence from St John’s College.Michael Ha, from Hackney, attended Mossbourne Academy and was among the first pupils from his school to go on to study at university. He was offered a place at St John’s to read Medicine, where he recently graduated...
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