College news

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.
19 January 2017
Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential.Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor – meaning that it can be made to...
16 January 2017
This year’s annual lecture from the DAAD Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies will be chaired by St John’s Fellow, Professor Ulinka Rublack, with speakers including Professor Rowan Williams.The free event, which takes place on 22 January at Clare College, will take the form of a panel discussion entitled ‘Martin Luther, Germany and the Reformation’. It...
16 January 2017
Squalamine, a natural product studied for its anticancer and anti-infective properties, could also lead to future treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study co-authored by several researchers at St John's College.A naturally-occurring compound has been found to block a molecular process thought to underlie Parkinson’s Disease, and to...
6 January 2017
In a new series on www.cam.ac.uk, inspiring graduates who completed their degree within the last three years describe their experience of the University, their current job, and how Cambridge prepared them for the world of work. The first article is about Sophie Dundovic, who studied Mathematics and Social Anthropology at St John's College, graduating in...
6 January 2017
The College is sad to learn Sir Douglas Wass, GCB, MA, Honorary Fellow of St John’s College since 1982, died on 4 January 2017, aged 93.  He was Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury 1974-83 and Joint Head of the Home Civil Service 1981-83.
5 January 2017
An undergraduate research project at the University of Cambridge that set out to explore the presumed gardening career of a 16th-century Florentine Artist has discovered that he was actually intriguing at royal courts across Europe, including that of James I. 
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