College news

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.
4 May 2017
Dr Ruth Armstrong, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, and College Research Associate at St John’s, has won a Butler Trust award for her pioneering work in Learning Together, a scheme which brings prisoners and academics together to learn from one another.
4 May 2017
Nora Kalinskij was born in Lithuania and grew up in Paris. She is in her third year studying Human Social and Political Sciences at St John’s College and focuses on the Politics and International Relations subject “track” of her course.
2 May 2017
At a free public event this Thursday, historian Tom Holland and the philosopher AC Grayling will go head-to-head in a debate on the roots of humanism.The struggles between religious and secular values have been one of the defining features of the post-enlightenment age in the West. But is the distinction really so sharp? In the second Newell Classics Event...
28 April 2017
The St John’s Rugby club have done the double for the second time in three years after winning the inter-college Cuppers competition.The Redboys secured the title in unseasonably wintry conditions at Grange Road on Thursday night, with an emphatic 27-3 win over Gonville and Caius College. Having won Cuppers in 2015, as well as three back-to-back League...
27 April 2017
Professor Richard Samworth, Fellow of St John’s College, has been awarded the Adams Prize 2016-17.The Adams Prize, one of the University of Cambridge’s oldest and most prestigious prizes, has been awarded jointly to Professor Richard Samworth, Faculty of Mathematics, and Professor Graham Cormode.
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