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  1. Harper-Wood Studentship Applications 2018

    Harper-Wood Studentship Applications 2018 Published: 19/02/2018 Applications are now being accepted for the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature 2018. This one-year Studentship is an opportunity for a student who has graduated from any British University (i…

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  2. Applications open for College Research Associates 2018

    Applications open for College Research Associates 2018 Published: 15.02.2018 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 2018. College Research Associates…

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  3. Professor and Podcaster Nir Shafir to speak at St John's

    Professor and Podcaster, Nir Shafir to speak at St John's   Ottoman History specialist Professor Nir Shafir will be speaking at St John’s College on Wednesday 14 February at 5.30pm. This event is free, and open to all. Professor Shafir will be speaking on ‘How Turkish…

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  4. Wendy Cope, OBE to read at St John’s College

    Wendy Cope, OBE to read at St John’s College Published: 9/2/18 Award-winning poet Wendy Cope will be reading a selection of her work at St John’s College on 26 February, at 5.30pm. This event is free, and open to all. Cope’s first collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley…

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  5. Meet the new St John’s Research Fellows

    Research Fellowships Published: 7/2/18 St John's College has elected six new Research Fellows who will take up their appointments later this year. The Research Fellowships provide the opportunity for outstanding researchers early in their careers to carry out independent study in a stimulating and supportive…

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  6. Student cancer survivor urges funding bodies to guarantee PhD candidates right to sick leave

    Most PhD students receive a stipend, rather than a salary, as part of their research funding. Although this system has advantages, they often have very little right to sick leave. More than 400 academics have backed a student’s campaign to guaranteed PhD students the right to sick…

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  7. Samson comes to St. John’s

    Audiences will be taken to the very heart of the story of Samson, first as it is narrated in the Bible, and then in a tragic drama by John Milton Published: 06/02/2018 Later this month one the Bible’s most sensational tales will be performed in a new and powerful double bill at St…

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  8. St John’s undergraduate’s opera to take centre stage

    St John’s undergraduate’s opera to take centre stage Published: 21/01/2018 Charlotte Eves, third year undergraduate at St John’s, will be bringing a reworked version of a Russian opera with her brand new score to the stage this month. Charlotte, currently in her third year at…

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  9. Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe to give this year’s Linacre Lecture

    Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe to give this year’s Linacre Lecture Published: 11/01/2018 The annual Linacre Lecture will take place at St John’s College on 12 February and will be given by Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe. This year’s Linacre Lecture will be presented by Professor…

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  10. Gift Aid: a history of giving at St John’s College

    Gift Aid: a history of giving at St John’s College Published on 16/01/2018 A new exhibition opening today in the St John's College Archive Centre offers a fascinating insight into some of the College’s early charitable activities. The exhibition entitled ‘Gift Aid: a history of…

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  11. Professor Graeme Barker wins Field Discovery Award for archaeological research

    Professor Graeme Barker wins Field Discovery Award for archaeological research Published on 15/01/2018   Professor Graeme Barker, a Fellow of St John’s College, has received international recognition for his work on the ways in which people have shaped the rainforests of Island…

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  12. Dr Andrew Arsan wins Philip Leverhulme Prize

    Dr Andrew Arsan wins Philip Leverhulme Prize Published: 15/01/2018 Dr Andrew Arsan, Fellow at St John’s College, has won a 2017 Philip Leverhulme Prize. The Leverhulme Trust has just announced the winners of the 2017 Philip Leverhulme Prize, and Dr Arsan, Director of Studies in…

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  13. Have a Hack-Free New Year

    Have a Hack-Free New Year Published on 12/01/2018 This January the IT Helpdesk will be assisting all St John’s students and staff to protect against computer viruses and vulnerabilities by providing free checks and fixes for their laptops and smart devices. All students and…

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  14. Dr Jenny Zhang to set up independent research group to investigate renewable energy generation by biofilms

    Dr Jenny Zhang to set up independent research group to investigate renewable energy generation by biofilms Published: 18/01/2018 Dr Jenny Zhang, Research Associate at St John’s College, has been awarded a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship which will provide funding for five years…

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  15. Dr Edward Donald James: 1926 – 2017

    Dr Edward Donald James: 1926 – 2017 Published: 09/01/2018   Image: Dr Edward James Dr Edward Donald James, Fellow of St John’s College and former University Lecturer in French, has died at the age of 91. Dr James Lectured in French at the University of Cambridge for almost 40…

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  16. Paul Muldoon to read at St John’s College

    Paul Muldoon to read at St John’s College Published: 05/01/2018 The Pullitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon, will be reading a selection of his work at St John’s College on 26 January, at 5.30pm. This event is free, and open to all. Muldoon is the author of twelve major…

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  17. St John's Netball team takes top spot in College league table

    St John's Netball team takes top spot in College league table Published: 05/01/2018 Image: The team celebrating their success at the Netball Christmas dinner After a victorious first term, St John’s College Netball team have maintained their top spot in the College league…

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  18. Direct genetic evidence of founding population reveals story of first Native Americans

    "The sequenced genetic data gave us enormous potential in terms of answering questions relating to the early peopling of the Americas" Published: 03/01/2018 Direct genetic traces of the earliest Native Americans have been identified for the first time in a new study led…

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  19. Calf’s foot jelly and a tankard of ale? Welcome to the 18th century Starbucks

    “Coffee houses were important social centres during the 18th century, but relatively few assemblages of archaeological evidence have been recovered and this is the first time that we have been able to study one in such depth” Customers today may settle for a flat white and a…

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  20. Memorial Service - Dr Alan Smith

    Memorial Service - Dr Alan Smith Published: 15/12/2017 A Memorial Service for Dr Alan Smith, MA, PhD, Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge and Emeritus University Reader in Geology, who died on 13 August 2017, aged 80, will be held in St John’s College Chapel on Saturday 10…

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  21. Winners of Staff Photography Competition announced

    Winners of Staff Photography Competition announced Published: 15/12/2017 Image: Louise Hanzlik's winning entry Louise Hanzlik, Web & Media Officer in the Communications Office, won first prize in the second St John’s Staff Photography Competition. Claire Watkins, Assistant…

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  22. Critical toxic species behind Parkinson’s Disease glimpsed at work for the first time

    "It is a common property of oligomers that they can damage brain cells once they bind to the surface. It is a bit like if you put a piece of extremely hot metal on to a plastic surface. In a fairly short space of time it will burn through" Published: 14/12/2017…

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  23. Graduate workshop exploring early modern fashion to take place at St John’s

    Graduate workshop exploring early modern fashion to take place at St John’s Published: 05/12/2017 A one-day graduate workshop examining courtly culture and early modern fashion will be taking place at St John’s next year, and researchers are invited to contribute. A workshop,…

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  24. Five undergraduates tell us about what the St John's Studentships mean to them

    "I don't have to worry about financial constraints and can focus on my studies and other areas" Published: 28/11/2017 To mark Giving Tuesday on 28 November, we spoke to some of our undergraduates who, with the generous support of alumni and other donors, have…

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  25. ‘Helpers at the nest’ may allow mother birds to lay smaller eggs

    "It is at least possible that the females of certain cooperatively breeding species may be able to adapt their reproductive decisions to changes in the social environment by reducing investment in current broods to prioritise future survival" Cooperatively breeding birds…

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