College news

25 November 2016
The Brian Runnett Prize for organ playing is open to all Junior Members of the University, and the competition will take place on Thursday 21 February 2017 in St John’s College Chapel.  Competition detailsCandidates will be required to play one work from List A and one work from List B:List A
22 November 2016
The Alfiere del Lavoro has been awarded to first-year natural scientist Benedetta Spadaro from Milan for her outstanding academic performance at Italian high school.Benedetta travelled to Rome to receive a silver medal and certificate of honour from the Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Quirinale Palace. She was given the award because she produced...
16 November 2016
16 November 2016
St John’s College has launched a major new campaign to raise £100 million – money which will provide new means-tested support for students, and ensure that future generations of scholars fulfil their potential free from financial concerns.
11 November 2016
Using the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, researchers, including St John's research student Felix Benz, have concentrated light down smaller than a single atom. This has allowed them to look at individual chemical bonds inside molecules, opening up new ways to study light and matter.
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...
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