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19 January 2017
Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential.Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor – meaning that it can be made to...
16 January 2017
This year’s annual lecture from the DAAD Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies will be chaired by St John’s Fellow, Professor Ulinka Rublack, with speakers including Professor Rowan Williams.The free event, which takes place on 22 January at Clare College, will take the form of a panel discussion entitled ‘Martin Luther, Germany and the Reformation’. It...
16 January 2017
Squalamine, a natural product studied for its anticancer and anti-infective properties, could also lead to future treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study co-authored by several researchers at St John's College.A naturally-occurring compound has been found to block a molecular process thought to underlie Parkinson’s Disease, and to...
6 January 2017
In a new series on www.cam.ac.uk, inspiring graduates who completed their degree within the last three years describe their experience of the University, their current job, and how Cambridge prepared them for the world of work. The first article is about Sophie Dundovic, who studied Mathematics and Social Anthropology at St John's College, graduating in...
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...
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