College news

25 April 2017
A small snippet of St John’s sporting history has resurfaced in the form of a list of rules for the College Cricket club, which may date back to its foundation in 1861.The document contains 16 rules, specifying, among other things, subscription fees, fines for failing to turn up, and a limit on the number of balls during practice. If it is indeed the...
24 April 2017
While in Senegal doing research for his PhD, a Johnian inadvertently ended up coaching a Senegalese wheelchair basketball team. Over the Easter break, History PhD student Jean-Robert Lalancette was doing research in the National Archives of Senegal. While there, Jean-Robert, who is the captain of the St John’s basketball team, ended up coaching...
21 April 2017
Jen McGaley, who is 20, is from Suffolk and went to Bury St Edmunds County Upper School. She is in her second year studying Biological Natural Sciences at St John’s College and has two great passions in life: plant sciences and kayaking.
20 April 2017
The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, has won a BBC Music Magazine Award for its recording of Deo, a collection of sacred works by the late composer and College Honorary Fellow, Jonathan Harvey.It is the first time that a collegiate or cathedral choir has won the award for choral music at the prestigious ceremony. BBC Music Magazine is the world’s best...
Dr Chris Russo. Credit: The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
13 April 2017
Dr Christopher Russo, College Research Associate at St John’s, has been awarded the Microscopy Society of America Burton Medal.Chris Russo, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, has won the Microscopy Society of America Burton Medal for 2017. The medal is awarded annual to an individual under 40 years old who has made distinguished contributions to the field of...
1954 - The College staff gathered behind the Gordon Lennox Cup
10 April 2017
The neatly-mowed lawns and well-maintained grounds at St John’s are often taken for granted, but a new exhibition in the College Archive Centre celebrates the great work of the College gardeners during the 19th and 20th centuries.
6 April 2017
Eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet when pregnant “programs” both mother and child for potential health complications later in life by disrupting metabolic processes within the mother’s body, researchers have found. Eating a high fat and high sugar diet when pregnant leads to metabolic impairments in both the mother and her unborn child, which may “...
5 April 2017
Meet alumnus of the College, Jon Spiers, CEO of the UK’s leading autism research charity, Autistica. In the latest issue of Johnian News Jon has shared his take on the challenges facing people with the disability in 2017, revealing how research is offering new hope to those affected. Here's an extract;
31 March 2017
After another successful term for College rowing, the Lady Margaret Boat Club has plenty to celebrate. Student Laura Day has contributed this round-up on behalf of the club. 
28 March 2017
Student Ruari Crichard combines his course in Modern and Medieval Languages at St John's with a passion for cricket. He has played for the College, the University of Cambridge, and the Cambridge MCC University side. 
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