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23 August 2017
Talented young vocalists from around the UK have arrived at St John’s to take part in a week-long summer school to learn from leaders in the field of music.The Cambridge Choral Course is being hosted by St John’s College until 30 August, and is aimed at young people aged 16-20 who have a talent and passion for singing and music.
15 August 2017
Dr Alan Smith, Emeritus Reader in Geology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John’s College, has died at the age of 80.Dr Smith, who became a Fellow at St John’s in 1970 and was formerly College Lecturer in Geological Sciences, died on 13 August 2017. He had been resting at home following treatment for cancer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  
8 August 2017
The closing date for applications for Research Fellowships for 2018 was 14.00 BST on 2 October 2017. Information for candidates wishing to apply for Research Fellowships in 2019 will be published on this website in August 2018. 
3 August 2017
Former College Research Fellow Dr John Slight wins major prize from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies for his book on the relationship between the British Empire and the Hajj.Dr John Slight has been awarded the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies for his publication The British Empire and the Hajj. Dr Slight wrote the...
31 July 2017
Electron ‘spin’ could hold the key to managing the world’s growing data demands without consuming huge amounts of energy. Now, researchers have shown that energy-efficient superconductors can power devices designed to achieve this. What once seemed an impossible marriage of superconductivity and spin may be about to transform high performance computing.In...
25 July 2017
A ceremony has been held at the Department of Oncology to celebrate the opening of the Professor Norman Montague Bleehen Oncology Offices. The new offices have been named after Professor Norman Bleehen CBE, a Fellow of St John’s who passed away in 2008. They honour his outstanding contributions to cancer research and treatments. Professor Bleehen was a...
24 July 2017
College Fellow and Professor of Early Modern European History, Ulinka Rublack, has been elected to the British Academy. British Academy Fellowships are awarded to world-leading researchers in the humanities and social sciences.Professor Rublack researches the social, cultural and religious history of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Her areas of...
21 July 2017
The Reverend Duncan Dormor, who is currently Dean of Chapel at St John’s College, is to become Chief Executive Officer of United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG) – a global Christian charity that works in close partnership with local communities and churches.It means that he will be leaving St John’s, where he has worked and taught for almost 20 years...
19 July 2017
Researchers led by College Fellow Tuomas Knowles have manufactured microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms, which could be used to store sensitive proteins and other molecules for a wide range of uses.Microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms have been manufactured by a team of researchers. The tiny capsules, which are invisible to...
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