College news

21 February 2017
Researchers at St John’s College are involved in a new Cambridge company which will develop possible drugs for numerous protein misfolding diseases, including devastating illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases.Wren Therapeutics Ltd is a newly-founded spin-out firm, which will focus on discovering new drugs and advancing them into patient...
Harpoons discovered by the In Africa project
20 February 2017
Dr Alex Wilshaw explains how a project exploring the role of East Africa in the evolution of modern humans has amassed the largest and most diverse collection of prehistoric bone harpoons ever assembled from the area.East Africa is the epicentre of human evolution and its archaeological remains offer the potential to fill gaps in our understanding of early...
17 February 2017
Rebecca Thomas, who is 24, is from Cardiff and went to a Welsh-language comprehensive school called Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf. She first came to St John’s College as an undergraduate, and is now studying for a PhD in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, known as ASNC for short.
3 February 2017
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology has the potential to read our minds and is advancing at a rapid rate. In a new book which explains the technology, its limitations and its considerable promise, two Cambridge neuroscientists, including St John's PhD student Julia Gottwald, say that the time has come to debate the ethical issues around...
1 February 2017
Find out how you can get involved with LGBT history month at St John’s and elsewhere in Cambridge during February.
Comedian Steve Punt is the host of "The 3rd Degree"
1 February 2017
The Radio 4 quiz show, which pits undergraduates against academic staff, will be recorded live at St John’s on February 9th. Students and staff are welcome to come along for the recording and stay for a Q&A after the show.
30 January 2017
Perhaps appropriately – following the announcement that the symbolic “Doomsday Clock” has ticked closer to midnight – St John’s College is inviting audiences to witness The Apocalypse of John, performed in the original, 2,000-year-old Greek (with English surtitles), at two live readings this February.
30 January 2017
Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans – a microscopic, bag-like sea creature, which lived about 540 million years ago.
25 January 2017
The annual Linacre Lecture will take place at St John’s College on 20 February and will be given by Professor Azim Surani.This year’s Linacre Lecture presented by Professor Surani will be entitled ‘Human Germline: The eternal link between all generations’.
23 January 2017
Deo, a recording by The Choir of St John’s, Cambridge, has been nominated for the Choral Award in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017, and you can show your support by voting to make it the category winner.
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