College news

21 March 2017
College Fellow Dr Andrew Arsan has been appointed to a visiting post in Brussels, in which he will examine how the gradual movement towards European integration from the early 19th Century also profoundly influenced developments in the Middle East.
17 March 2017
To mark St Patrick's Day, Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Director of Studies in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at St John's, explores some lesser known aspects of St Patrick's story and legend, through the words associated with him. Professor Ní Mhaonaigh is part of an AHRC-funded project to expand and update an electrionic Dictionary of...
16 March 2017
A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private technology firms. The research was co-authored by College Research Associate Julia Powles.
15 March 2017
The craftsmanship prize at the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards has been awarded to the creator of two stone sculptures at St John’s. The winning carvings are of yales - mythical beasts found in European mythology and one of the symbols of the College.Yales feature on the coat of arms of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII who founded...
14 March 2017
Sports teams across St John’s have contributed to one of the most impressive terms in the College’s recent sporting history, chalking up major successes in a wide range of competitions.With the Easter vacation about to commence, the College has already enjoyed significant victories in basketball, hockey, netball and rowing. The rugby club has already won...
10 March 2017
This weekend, Watersprite – Cambridge University’s free film festival designed to tear down barriers to the film industry – is taking place at St John’s. Watersprite, Cambridge’s free international student film festival, will take place at St John’s this weekend. The events schedule will feature talks from industry-leading guest speakers and showcase...
8 March 2017
Two remarkable texts from the Special Collections at St John’s College are featuring in a major new exhibition now open at the Fitzwilliam Museum.The Beneficio di Cristo was perhaps the most influential devotional work in 16th-century Italy. Printed in Venice in 1543, 40,000 copies of this hugely popular work, which communicated an accessible version of...
6 March 2017
As part of the Science Festival 2017 a talk in the Old Divinity School at St John’s College aims to reconstruct the lives of the 400+ skeletons found in a medieval burial ground discovered beneath the building’s foundations.
27 February 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature.This one-year Studentship is an opportunity for a student who has graduated from any British University (i.e. England, Scotland and Wales), Ireland, the Commonwealth or the United States of America to pursue their own creative writing project.During the...
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