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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...
18 July 2017
Dr Annis May Timpson has been appointed Director of Education and Senior Tutor at St John’s. She will join the College in August, and will formally take up her new position in October.Dr Annis May Timpson is to join St John’s College as its new Director of Education and Senior Tutor.  Dr Timpson is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of...
17 July 2017
St John’s is currently trialling an award-winning all-terrain wheelchair, with the aim of offering it to students with disabilities.A new all-weather and all-terrain wheelchair is being tested at St John’s to help disabled students manoeuvre around the College’s  historic buildings.
11 July 2017
Dominic Holloway studies Chemical Engineering at St John's. He is also a swimmer and captain with the Cambridge University Swimming Club, where he has already notched up a couple of club record times. In this short film, he tells us about studying and swimming at Cambridge.
11 July 2017
Three Johnians were successful at the Royal Academy of Engineering Awards, presented by The Duke of Kent. The winner of the MacRobert Award, the top Royal Academy of Engineering Award for innovation, was Raspberry Pi. Dr Eben Upton CBE, a St John’s alumnus, is the CEO of the organisation, and Dr Robert Mullins, Fellow of St John’s and University Lecturer in...
11 July 2017
In a study co-authored by St John's Fellow Simon Conway Morris, researchers show how major changes in the chemical composition of the world’s oceans enabled the first large organisms – possibly some of the earliest animals – to exist and thrive more than half a billion years ago. 
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