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  1. Decca releases box set of George Guest recordings

    Decca releases box set of George Guest recordings A box set of recordings of the Choir of St John’s College made by George Guest – the former choirmaster credited with establishing its international reputation – has been released by Decca.Dr Guest’s tenure spanned 40 years from…

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  2. Every Eagle edition now available on the College website

    Every Eagle edition now available on the College website Scans of volumes, articles and chapters of the College annual publication The Eagle dating back to the 1850s are now available online.Articles and volumes of The Eagle dating back to the first publication in the later 1850s…

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  3. Khattar Harrison Scholarship

    Khattar Harrison Scholarship For the first time in 2017, St John's College will proudly award the Khattar Harrison Scholarship, which has been made possible with the generous support of a St John's College alumna and her husband.The Scholarship will be awarded to a woman who has a…

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  4. Master's Chefs: College catering through the centuries

    Master's Chefs: College catering through the centuries According to popular consensus, dining in a Cambridge college was, until the modern era, a highly exclusive experience, not least thanks to a strict hierarchy in which the academic Fellows were supposedly pre-eminent.Now a…

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  5. “Matchmaker” protein essential for bringing plants and fungi together in symbiotic relationship

    “Matchmaker” protein essential for bringing plants and fungi together in symbiotic relationship Lifelong symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi are set up thanks to a protein that enables them to “communicate” researchers have found. The study shows that the transporter…

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  6. Memorial Service for Professor Robert Hinde

    Memorial Service for Professor Robert Hinde On Saturday 13 May 2017 members, past and present, friends old and new, convened in the College Chapel for the Memorial Service to Professor Hinde.Professor Robert Hinde, Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of…

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  7. Mental Health and Wellbeing event to be held at St John’s

    Mental Health and Wellbeing event to be held at St John’s An event aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues is being held at the Old Divinity School, St John’s College.The Mental Health and Wellbeing Event will take place on 2 June, and will include a personal video…

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  8. Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature’s imitation game

    Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature’s imitation game The spectacular variety of colours and patterns that butterflies use to ward off potential predators may result from highly localised environmental conditions known as “microhabitats”, researchers have found.The…

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  9. Alex Woolf announced as Classic FM’s 25th Birthday Commissions competition winner

    Alex Woolf announced as Classic FM’s 25th Birthday Commissions competition winner Alex Woolf, recent graduate of St John’s, is one of seven winners of Classic FM’s Birthday Commissions competition.Alex, former BBC Young Composer of the Year and Music graduate, is one of seven…

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  10. Hockey update: Mixed tournament and Women’s Cuppers

    Hockey update: Mixed tournament and Women’s Cuppers St John's student and hockey player Laura Day reports on how both the mixed and women's teams fared in two dramatic inter-collegiate tournaments.On Thursday the 4 May, a team of St. John’s Mixed Hockey players headed to the…

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  11. Professor Andrew Woods elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

    Professor Andrew Woods elected as Fellow of the Royal Society Professor Andrew Woods, Fellow of St John’s College, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.Professor Andrew Woods, BP Professor and Head of the BP Institute, University of Cambridge, has been elected as…

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  12. Meet the students who are putting on Jez Butterworth's "Mojo"

    Meet the students who are putting on Jez Butterworth's "Mojo" “Mojo” is a black comedy written by Jez Butterworth, an alumnus of St John’s College, which has enjoyed two successful runs in London and been made into a film – but never been performed in Cambridge. Now…

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  13. Dr Ruth Armstrong wins award for bringing prisoners and academics together

    Dr Ruth Armstrong wins award for bringing prisoners and academics together Dr Ruth Armstrong, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, and College Research Associate at St John’s, has won a Butler Trust award for her pioneering work in Learning Together, a scheme which…

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  14. Meet Nora Kalinskij: An international student with a passion for exploring Russian-European relations

    Meet Nora Kalinskij: An international student with a passion for exploring Russian-European relations 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…

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  15. Tom Holland and AC Grayling to debate the roots of humanism

    Tom Holland and AC Grayling to debate the roots of humanism 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…

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  16. Redboys secure double with Cuppers victory

    Redboys secure double with Cuppers victory 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…

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  17. Professor Richard Samworth wins Adams Prize for statistical analysis

    Professor Richard Samworth wins Adams Prize for statistical analysis 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…

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  18. Three shillings a ball and bring your own bat: Founding rules of College Cricket Club return to St John’s

    Three shillings a ball and bring your own bat: Founding rules of College Cricket Club return to St John’s 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…

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  19. Shooting hoops in Senegal

    Shooting hoops in Senegal 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…

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  20. Meet Jen McGaley: Plant scientist and freestyle kayaker

    Meet Jen McGaley: Plant scientist and freestyle kayaker 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…

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  21. Choir of St John's scoops unprecedented BBC Music Magazine Award

    Choir of St John's scoops unprecedented BBC Music Magazine Award 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…

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  22. Dr Christopher Russo wins microscopy medal

    Dr Christopher Russo wins microscopy medal 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.…

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  23. Keep off the Grass: Archive exhibition celebrates the work of College gardeners

    Keep off the Grass: Archive exhibition celebrates the work of College gardeners 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…

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  24. High fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy “programs” for health complications in mother and child

    High fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy “programs” for health complications in mother and child Eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet when pregnant “programs” both mother and child for potential health complications later in life by disrupting metabolic processes within the mother’…

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  25. LMBC round-up for Lent term

    LMBC round-up for Lent term After another successful term for College rowing, the Lady Margaret Boat Club has plenty to celebrate. Student Laura Day has contributed this round-up on behalf of the club. As the River Cam goes quiet after the excitement of Lent Term, the rowers of The…

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