College news

10 March 2017
This weekend, Watersprite – Cambridge University’s free film festival designed to tear down barriers to the film industry – is taking place at St John’s. Watersprite, Cambridge’s free international student film festival, will take place at St John’s this weekend. The events schedule will feature talks from industry-leading guest speakers and showcase...
8 March 2017
Two remarkable texts from the Special Collections at St John’s College are featuring in a major new exhibition now open at the Fitzwilliam Museum.The Beneficio di Cristo was perhaps the most influential devotional work in 16th-century Italy. Printed in Venice in 1543, 40,000 copies of this hugely popular work, which communicated an accessible version of...
6 March 2017
As part of the Science Festival 2017 a talk in the Old Divinity School at St John’s College aims to reconstruct the lives of the 400+ skeletons found in a medieval burial ground discovered beneath the building’s foundations.
27 February 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature.This one-year Studentship is an opportunity for a student who has graduated from any British University (i.e. England, Scotland and Wales), Ireland, the Commonwealth or the United States of America to pursue their own creative writing project.During the...
24 February 2017
The St John's Art and Photography Competition 2017 will be accepting entries between 24 and 28 April from undergraduates and postgraduates who want to showcase their artistic skills.This popular annual contest allows all resident junior members to submit their photographs, sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, and digital film, with winning entries...
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.
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