College news

7 June 2017
Scans of volumes, articles and chapters of the College annual publication The Eagle dating back to the 1850s are now available online.Articles and volumes of The Eagle dating back to the first publication in the later 1850s have been scanned by members of the Library team, and are now available on the St John’s website.
5 June 2017
According to popular consensus, dining in a Cambridge college was, until the modern era, a highly exclusive experience, not least thanks to a strict hierarchy in which the academic Fellows were supposedly pre-eminent.
2 June 2017
Lifelong symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi are set up thanks to a protein that enables them to “communicate” researchers have found. The study shows that the transporter protein, which was previously unidentified in plants, conditions fungi to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with the plant.Plants such as maize and rice are able...
26 May 2017
An event aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues is being held at the Old Divinity School, St John’s College.The Mental Health and Wellbeing Event will take place on 2 June, and will include a personal video message from Stephen Fry as well as a screening of his documentary ‘The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive’.
24 May 2017
The spectacular variety of colours and patterns that butterflies use to ward off potential predators may result from highly localised environmental conditions known as “microhabitats”, researchers have found.The study, by an international team of researchers, attempts to explain why, even though butterfly species have evolved to mimic one another’s wing...
17 May 2017
Alex Woolf, recent graduate of St John’s, is one of seven winners of Classic FM’s Birthday Commissions competition.Alex, former BBC Young Composer of the Year and Music graduate, is one of seven composers who have been commissioned by Classic FM to write a composition as part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations.
15 May 2017
St John's student and hockey player Laura Day reports on how both the mixed and women's teams fared in two dramatic inter-collegiate tournaments.On Thursday the 4 May, a team of St. John’s Mixed Hockey players headed to the Wilberforce University pitch to play in the annual Oliver Wyman inter-collegiate tournament. 
9 May 2017
Professor Andrew Woods, Fellow of St John’s College, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.Professor Andrew Woods, BP Professor and Head of the BP Institute, University of Cambridge, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society due to his outstanding contributions to science.
8 May 2017
“Mojo” is a black comedy written by Jez Butterworth, an alumnus of St John’s College, which has enjoyed two successful runs in London and been made into a film – but never been performed in Cambridge. Now a group of students are bringing it to Cambridge’s ADC Theatre.
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