College news

4 May 2017
Nora Kalinskij was born in Lithuania and grew up in Paris. She is in her third year studying Human Social and Political Sciences at St John’s College and focuses on the Politics and International Relations subject “track” of her course.
2 May 2017
At a free public event this Thursday, historian Tom Holland and the philosopher AC Grayling will go head-to-head in a debate on the roots of humanism.The struggles between religious and secular values have been one of the defining features of the post-enlightenment age in the West. But is the distinction really so sharp? In the second Newell Classics Event...
28 April 2017
The St John’s Rugby club have done the double for the second time in three years after winning the inter-college Cuppers competition.The Redboys secured the title in unseasonably wintry conditions at Grange Road on Thursday night, with an emphatic 27-3 win over Gonville and Caius College. Having won Cuppers in 2015, as well as three back-to-back League...
27 April 2017
Professor Richard Samworth, Fellow of St John’s College, has been awarded the Adams Prize 2016-17.The Adams Prize, one of the University of Cambridge’s oldest and most prestigious prizes, has been awarded jointly to Professor Richard Samworth, Faculty of Mathematics, and Professor Graham Cormode.
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.
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