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Professor Zoubin Ghahramani, Professor of Information Engineering and a Fellow of St John’s College, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.Professor Ghahramani is a researcher specialising in several fields, with interests that include machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, information retrieval, bioinformatics, and computational motor control. As Professor of Information Engineering, he leads a group of about 30 researchers.
Jarret Huang
Student Jarret Huang has received multiple prizes over the course of his studies at St John’s.Jarret Huang, a student at St John’s who has just received a starred First in the final year of his Law degree, has also graduated with a collection of prizes won during his degree course, reflecting a number of excellent academic performances during his undergraduate studies.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, who last year co-authored an appeal to the Pope for moral leadership on climate change, has backed his recent encyclical and stressed that humanity’s attitude towards the natural world needs to undergo a fundamental moral shift.
Arya Thampi has been awarded a Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship for 2015, enabling her to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College.Arya Thampi, from Kerala, India, has won a Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship, giving her the opportunity to study for her PhD in Physics at St John’s College from September.
The Master with the Larmor Award winners 2015
Four brilliant graduating students who both excelled academically and contributed to the life of the College while at St John's, have been honoured with this year's Larmor Awards. Each year at St John’s, students who excel academically and contribute to the life of the College, can be nominated for the prestigious Larmor Awards, which are presented on the morning of General Admission, or “Degree Day”.
Graduands process through St John's Great Gate
Graduating students celebrated today as they formally received their degrees in a ceremony called General Admission.Final year students celebrated today as they processed from St John’s College to Senate House to receive their degrees.Ceremonies, or “Congregations” for various degrees take place in Cambridge throughout the year, but the June Congregations are specially set aside for graduation, called General Admission.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, an economist and Fellow of St John’s, whose research focuses on questions of global poverty and the sustainable use of natural resources, has been awarded the 2015 Blue Planet Prize.The prize, in two categories, is given annually to individuals or organisations for scientific work that has also helped to address global environmental problems. Professor Dasgupta is one of the two winners (for scientific discoveries); the other is Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs from Columbia University.
Eight Johnians have been featured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2015: Professor Elizabeth Anne Howlett Hall, Charles William Plant, Professor John Arnott Beath, Professor Christopher John Budd, Kevin Hollins, John Alexander Vincent, William Owain Walden-Jones, and Laura Carolyn Bates.Professor Elizabeth Anne Howlett Hall (1988), Professor of Analytical Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, and Chair of Disability Snowsports UK, received a CBE for services to Higher Education and to Sport.
Pupils from the King John School and the Appleton School in Benfleet, Essex, came to Cambridge this week to experience university-style teaching with The Brilliant Club. Over 60 GCSE students from The King John School and The Appleton School in Essex came to St John’s College, part of the University of Cambridge, today to kick-start a six week programme of university-style teaching organised by educational charity The Brilliant Club.
New poetry collections from three former Harper-Wood Students have been released. Examining the effect of taboos on behaviour, exploring self, place and inheritance, and celebrating the wonder of the banal, are the themes of three critically-acclaimed poetry collections from former Harper-Wood Students of St John’s College.