College news

12 December 2016
The Varsity rugby match at Twickenham between Oxford and Cambridge is one of the oldest rivalries in sport, but this year the two universities have set competition aside for a joint outreach event dedicated to London pupils.500 teenagers from 30 schools enjoyed a free day out at the home of England Rugby with a session of interactive talks dedicated to...
1 December 2016
Cutting welfare and social care budgets during times of economic hardship is an “historically obsolete” strategy that ignores the very roots of British prosperity, a group of Cambridge academics have warned.
The women’s and men’s hockey teams, 2016.
1 December 2016
A successful term for the College’s hockey club has left St John’s eyeing up a double promotion at the 2016/17 season’s half-way mark.Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams enjoyed undefeated streaks over the course of the Michaelmas term, while the College’s mixed side has also achieved a convincing victory in the first match of the inter-collegiate “...
29 November 2016
The changing roles and responsibilities of St John’s College porters since the mid-19th century are profiled in a new exhibition in the School of Pythagoras. The display is the first in a series of exhibitions celebrating the College’s staff.One of the many duties of the porters has always been to maintain and distribute keys and to this day they keep a key...
25 November 2016
Christmas carol services sung by the Choir of St John’s and St John’s Voices, performances of Handel’s Messiah, and concerts raising money for charity are just some of the festive musical events taking place at St John’s during the countdown to Christmas.
25 November 2016
The Brian Runnett Prize for organ playing is open to all Junior Members of the University, and the competition will take place on Thursday 21 February 2017 in St John’s College Chapel.  Competition detailsCandidates will be required to play one work from List A and one work from List B:List A
22 November 2016
The Alfiere del Lavoro has been awarded to first-year natural scientist Benedetta Spadaro from Milan for her outstanding academic performance at Italian high school.Benedetta travelled to Rome to receive a silver medal and certificate of honour from the Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Quirinale Palace. She was given the award because she produced...
16 November 2016
16 November 2016
St John’s College has launched a major new campaign to raise £100 million – money which will provide new means-tested support for students, and ensure that future generations of scholars fulfil their potential free from financial concerns.
11 November 2016
Using the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, researchers, including St John's research student Felix Benz, have concentrated light down smaller than a single atom. This has allowed them to look at individual chemical bonds inside molecules, opening up new ways to study light and matter.
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