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Research and Innovation

The College aims to promote research by providing Research Fellowships for outstanding young academics and by supporting the research work of its Fellows and graduate students. These pages demonstrate the active research environment at St John's and provide more information about the College's researchers.

Research News

Applications are now open for College Research Associates at St John's College.  St John's will be appointing up to six College Research Associates from 1 September 2016.
The following are elected into Fellowships under Title A from 1 October 2016:Mr Angelo Di Bernardo(Laurea, Naples, MSci, Arizona,)  for Materials ScienceDr James Francis Joseph Bryson(MSci, PhD, Cambridge)  for Earth SciencesMr Andrew Hsin Chen(AB, Harvard, MPhil, Cambridge)  for History of Art                                
Could phrases like Churchill's memorable Battle of Britain tribute to "the few" hold clues about universal grammar? A new research project examining a linguistic construction called the Verb Second constraint could, academics believe, help to explain how people acquire language.It’s safe to assume that when Winston Churchill gave one of his most famous speeches in August 1940, the possible existence of universal grammar was far from his mind.