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5 August 2016
A group of 40 bright, year-12 pupils from schools across Shropshire checked into undergraduate accommodation at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, for a residential trip which allowed them to experience university life first-hand.  Year-12 students from Shropshire with the potential to go to top universities have experienced life as an...
29 July 2016
Our beloved College of St John the Evangelist came into legal being on 9 April 1511 as the result of the expressed intentions of Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, the mother of King Henry VII. Lady Margaret had died in 1509 and it was her loyal counsellor, John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge,...
29 July 2016
Half a millennium after it first opened its doors to students, St John’s College is celebrating 500 years of teaching successive generations of the brightest young minds.The College was actually founded in 1511, using funds provided by Lady Margaret Beaufort, the mother of King Henry VII. The original construction work, however, took another five years, and...
20 July 2016
A new detailed study of notes and sketches by Leonardo da Vinci has identified a page of scribbles in a tiny notebook as the place where Leonardo first recorded the laws of friction. The research also shows that he went on to apply this knowledge repeatedly to mechanical problems for more than 20 years. Scribbled notes and sketches on a page in a...
8 July 2016
The words of people caught up in the Ukrainian revolution and subsequent war are captured in a new play by Cambridge students. The verbatim play will debut at the Hotbed Theatre Festival at the Cambridge Junction on 9 July.The Summer Before Everything, aims to be both informative and deeply human, exploring a tapestry of historical events through three...
6 July 2016
A new study into an ancient sea worm called Oesia offers clues about a common ancestor which they shared with vertebrates, including humans, while also showing that the worms inhabited tube-like “dwellings” on the sea bed. The research is co-authored by Simon Conway Morris, a Fellow of St John's.The fossilised remnants of tube-like “dwellings” which housed...
1 July 2016
In 2014, Cambridge researchers including Johnian Rob Green monitored a series of seismic shocks which preceded Iceland’s biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years. The dramatic story of their work, and its scientific value, is now part of this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.Faced with the prospect of an imminent volcanic eruption, most people...
30 June 2016
A new book written by Cambridge theologians aims to set the agenda for sexuality conversations being held at the Church of England’s General Synod in July by urging the Church towards acceptance and affirmation of committed same-sex relationships. The study warns that a failure to adopt such a stance would be “suicidal”.
Yehia Amar receives best poster prize. Photo credit - the CPACT team
23 June 2016
Johnian Yehia Amar has been awarded a prize for a presentation about his PhD research at a major manufacturing processes conference.Chemical Engineering graduate Yehia Amar has won first prize for a presentation about his PhD studies at the APACT (Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technology) Conference 2016, sponsored by Clairet Scientific Limited.
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