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5 September 2016
A new Academic Award scheme which will help outstanding students from Singapore to cover the costs of their first year of study at St John’s College has been announced.Under the scheme, one Singaporean undergraduate per year will receive a one-off sum of S$20,000, which they will be able to put towards educational and living expenses during their first year...
31 August 2016
A conference marking the 120th anniversary of the rediscovery of the ancient Hebrew Text, Wisdom of Ben Sira, and examining its ongoing importance in contemporary Jewish Studies, is to take place at St John’s CollegeIn 1896, a fragment from an ancient Jewish text, The Wisdom Of Ben Sira, which had been presumed lost in its original form, was found by chance...
30 August 2016
Specific mutations in the protein associated with Parkinson’s Disease, in which just one of its 140 building blocks is altered, can make a dramatic difference to processes which may lead to the condition’s onset, according to a study led by St John's PhD student Patrick Flagmeier
22 August 2016
Talented young vocalists from around the UK will converge on St John's this week for a unique summer school which combines opportunities to experience university life with a chance to learn from leaders in the field.The Cambridge Choral Course is being hosted by St John’s College from 23 to 30 August. It is part of a wider national programme, aimed at young...
19 August 2016
Research by an undergraduate student at St John's which examines British firms' involvement in the 19th Century Chinese shipping industry has been published in an academic journalIt was an era when the Empire controlled large parts of the globe and the navy supposedly ruled the waves - but for some British merchant shipping firms, the late 19th Century was...
18 August 2016
An undergraduate at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, has been cast alongside Kenneth Branagh in a West-End play opening on 20 August at the Garrick Theatre in London.21-year-old Theology student, Jonah Hauer-King, from North London, will play Frank Rice, the son of Kenneth Branagh’s character, Archie.The Entertainer, written by John Osborne, is...
12 August 2016
A 300-year-old shoe has been found built into a wall at St John’s College, where it was probably intended to ward off evil spirits.The venerable footwear was uncovered by maintenance staff while they were removing panels to install electrical cables in the Senior Combination Room – a common room for senior academics, located in the College’s Tudor-era...
10 August 2016
Using ancient DNA, researchers have created a unique picture of how a prehistoric migration route evolved over thousands of years – revealing that it could not have been used by the first people to enter the Americas, as traditionally thought.The established theory about how Ice Age peoples first reached the present-day United States has been challenged by...
8 August 2016
Four St John's College students have been awarded prizes by the University or other academic institutions thanks to their excellent work and achievements: James Devine-Stoneman, Minaam Abbas, Tanmay Dixit, and Caroline Soderman.James Devine-Stoneman, 4th year undergraduate in Natural Sciences, was awarded the Goldsmith Prize and Medal in the Department of...
5 August 2016
The closing date for applications for Research Fellowships for 2017 was 17.00 BST on 3 October 2016.  Information for candidates wishing to apply for Research Fellowships in 2018 will be published on this website in 2017.
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