College news

1590 chart showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Charts illustrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn and a red velvet book once owned by Queen Elizabeth I are amongst the items going on public display at St John’s College for Open Cambridge this weekend.
New in Language and Literature: Chomsky and His Critics, edited by Louise M. Antony and Norbert Hornstein
The Good House-wife made a Doctor (1691)
This is an online version of the exhibition held in the Library Exhibition Area until October 2014.Exhibition description:
Engraving showing George Psalmanazar’s imaginary account of a Formosan funeral
The fictitious adventures of an 18th century con artist, who fooled London society for years with his made-up travellers’ tales, are being put on public display at St John’s College for the first time as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.The 1704 work, The History of Formosa, describes in great detail the culture, language and customs of the island nation of Formosa, modern-day Taiwan. The book was supposedly written by a native of Formosa who was brought to Europe by Jesuit missionaries, but all is not as it seems.
Dan Burt reads from his new book
Dan Burt, poet, author and honorary fellow of St John’s, will be holding a reception this evening to mark the launch of his new book You Think it Strange.College members and staff are invited to attend the reception, which will be held in Heffers Bookshop, Trinity Street, tonight (Tuesday 18 February) from 6:30-7:45pm.