College news

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. 
5 January 2017
The College would like to congratulate the following Johnians who are among those featured in the New Year Honours List 2017.Sir David Richard Beamish (1970), Clerk of the Parliaments, House of Lords. Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB). For parliamentary service.Mrs Sarah Persephone Sutherland Church (1992), Director, Department for Environment...
5 January 2017
Professor Robert Hinde, who died on 23 December, 2016, aged 93, was one of the College's longest-serving Fellows. Shortly before his death, he wrote a memoir for his family about his experiences during the Second World War. This article, originally published in the College newsletter 'Eagle Eye', reveals how his experience of war as a young man inspired a...
3 January 2017
An 1834 manual from the Special Collections at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, gives clear instructions on the art of adopting a healthier lifestyle and offers a fascinating insight into 19th-century attitudes to exercise.As the post-Christmas January gym rush rolls back around, those hoping for a healthy start to the year could learn a thing or...
27 December 2016
Professor Robert Hinde, Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former Master of St John's College, has died at the age of 93.
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...
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