College news

11 September 2017
Lynn was born and raised in south London and grew up wanting to be a doctor. But the death of a close friend from leukaemia and the realisation that only science can drive medicine forward put her on the path of an academic career in biology in the hope of helping future patients.
8 September 2017
A PhD student at St John’s has started a JustGiving page to raise money for pioneering treatment for a friend and fellow student who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Joseph Rennie, who is studying for a PhD in cognitive-neuroscience at St John’s, has started a fundraising drive to raise money to allow fellow student Halcyon Weber to receive pioneering...
4 September 2017
Several St John's College students have recently been awarded prizes by the University or other academic institutions thanks to their excellent work and achievements.Yayaati Chachan, 4th year undergraduate in Natural Sciences, was awarded the Institute of Astronomy Prize.Tanmay Dixit, 3rd year undergraduate in Natural Sciences, won the Frank Smart Prize for...
30 August 2017
An extremely rare first edition of Thomas More’s ‘Utopia’; a 16th-century map showing the dramatic defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the scrap book of a Professor of Arabic who, while on a secret service mission, met an early death in the Middle-Eastern wilderness:  As part of Open Cambridge, St John’s College is putting some of the most intriguing...
30 August 2017
One of the first women to play rugby for Cambridge University has shared her memories of taking part in the third-ever women’s Varsity team in 1988. When Karena Vleck (née Gaye, 1986) stepped onto the pitch at Twickenham in 1988, she was among the first women to play rugby for Cambridge University.  In a new post for a blog for alumni of St John’s,...
Credit - Cambridge Choral Course
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...
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