College news

8 November 2016
An atmospheric dramatisation of John Milton's Paradise Regained will be performed at St john's College on 23 November.A new dramatisation of John Milton's Paradise Regained will have its first performance at St John’s College on 23 November. The production is open to all without charge.
Left: The King in Holbein's Dance of Death, Right: Portrait of Henry VIII
2 November 2016
He is best remembered for the magnificent portraits he produced as the court painter of Henry VIII; but a new study of Hans Holbein’s famous ‘Dance Of Death’ suggests that he also had strong anti-establishment views, creating works which foreshadowed modern satire.
31 October 2016
In a sweeping series of victories, four crews from the Lady Margaret Boat Club have won their races in the annual University IVs Competition, a feat that has never-before been achieved by the club.Both the women’s and the men’s first and second boats for the rowing club of St John’s College won their races in the 2016 University IVs race.The University IVs...
28 October 2016
Black, with a drop of milk, or classic builder’s in a mug with two sugars; however you like your brew most of us would agree that tea is a cornerstone of British culture, but a new exhibition shows that for conscientious objectors of the First World War, admitting to tea drinking was seen as a sign of hypocrisy and cowardice.
26 October 2016
The British statistician, Professor Sir David Cox, an Honorary Fellow and graduate of St John’s College, has received the inaugural International Prize in Statistics.The new biennial award, which is made at the World Statistics Congress, is considered the highest honour in the field of Statistics, and equivalent to other major honours such as the Fields...
21 October 2016
A new Christmas CD has been released by the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, ready for the start of the festive season.Christmas with St John’s is the new festive release by the Choir of St John’s on the College’s record label – an imprint on Signum – and is the second record to be released on the label; Deo received critical acclaim when it came out...
20 October 2016
Victories in the season-opening sevens competition and in a vital league match this week have seen the College's rugby club picking up where they left off last season, helped by a wealth of new players.The season may only just be getting underway, but a host of new recruits have already helped St John’s College to chalk up its first rugby title of the...
17 October 2016
In a new study led by Dr Akshay Rao at St John's, researchers measure the spin properties of electronic states produced in singlet fission – a process which could have a central role in the future development of solar cells.
13 October 2016
Researchers led by St John's academic Stefano Martiniani have developed a new method for making effective calculations in “high-dimensional space” – and proved its worth by using it to solve a 93-dimensional problem.Researchers have developed a new technique for making calculations in “high-dimensional space” – mathematical problems so wide-ranging in their...
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