College news

21 December 2016
The St John’s men’s rugby team have ended Michaelmas at the top of Division 1 in the inter-college league, and look strong favourites to take the title next term.Six victories over the course of the term, including two against their arch-rivals Jesus College and vital wins against Robinson, who are second, have helped put the undefeated Red Boys in a...
20 December 2016
Cutting-edge technology has provided highly valuable new insights into how a pair of molecules, which occur naturally in the body, play an essential role in the DNA repair process.The findings increase our understanding of what goes wrong in the cells of some cancer patients and could potentially inform the development of cancer treatments in the future....
19 December 2016
An image of graduates at a congregation ceremony and a picture of champagne glasses at the College’s Quincentenary event are the winning entries for the inaugural Staff Photography Competition, which took place in November at St John’s College.Fay Page, Student Services Officer, won first prize in the St John’s Staff Photography Competition 2016, with Paul...
12 December 2016
The Varsity rugby match at Twickenham between Oxford and Cambridge is one of the oldest rivalries in sport, but this year the two universities have set competition aside for a joint outreach event dedicated to London pupils.500 teenagers from 30 schools enjoyed a free day out at the home of England Rugby with a session of interactive talks dedicated to...
1 December 2016
Cutting welfare and social care budgets during times of economic hardship is an “historically obsolete” strategy that ignores the very roots of British prosperity, a group of Cambridge academics have warned.
The women’s and men’s hockey teams, 2016.
1 December 2016
A successful term for the College’s hockey club has left St John’s eyeing up a double promotion at the 2016/17 season’s half-way mark.Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams enjoyed undefeated streaks over the course of the Michaelmas term, while the College’s mixed side has also achieved a convincing victory in the first match of the inter-collegiate “...
29 November 2016
The changing roles and responsibilities of St John’s College porters since the mid-19th century are profiled in a new exhibition in the School of Pythagoras. The display is the first in a series of exhibitions celebrating the College’s staff.One of the many duties of the porters has always been to maintain and distribute keys and to this day they keep a key...
25 November 2016
Christmas carol services sung by the Choir of St John’s and St John’s Voices, performances of Handel’s Messiah, and concerts raising money for charity are just some of the festive musical events taking place at St John’s during the countdown to Christmas.
25 November 2016
The Brian Runnett Prize for organ playing is open to all Junior Members of the University, and the competition will take place on Thursday 21 February 2017 in St John’s College Chapel.  Competition detailsCandidates will be required to play one work from List A and one work from List B:List A
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