Skip to main content

St John's College news archive

  1. The great global oil robbery: Johnian’s report reveals international scale of downstream oil theft

    The great global oil robbery: Johnian’s report reveals international scale of downstream oil theft A study led by a St John’s alumnus explains how refined oil theft is costing the global economy billions of dollars a year and helping to fund criminal and terrorist organisations.The…

    read more
  2. Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection

    Under the Knife at St John’s: New exhibition showcases a medical history of disease and dissection Medieval health at the mercy of the stars, human dissections that revolutionised the study of anatomy, and the great taboo surrounding female reproductive organs: A new exhibition at…

    read more
  3. St John’s Voices undertake first major tour

    St John’s Voices undertake first major tour St John’s Voices – the College’s mixed voice choir – have recently returned from their first major tour, which took them to Hong Kong and Singapore. This report was contributed by Henry Phillips, a 3rd-year Veterinary Sciences student.…

    read more
  4. Face of ‘ordinary poor’ man from St John’s medieval graveyard revealed

    Face of ‘ordinary poor’ man from St John’s medieval graveyard revealed New facial reconstruction of a man buried in a medieval hospital graveyard discovered underneath St John’s College sheds light on how ordinary poor people lived in medieval England. The audience of an event held…

    read more
  5. Dr Andrew Arsan to explore “European Order and Middle Eastern Disorder” as holder of visiting Chair in Brussels

    Dr Andrew Arsan to explore “European Order and Middle Eastern Disorder” as holder of visiting Chair in Brussels College Fellow Dr Andrew Arsan has been appointed to a visiting post in Brussels, in which he will examine how the gradual movement towards European integration from the…

    read more
  6. The words of and about St Patrick

    The words of and about St Patrick To mark St Patrick's Day, Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Director of Studies in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at St John's, explores some lesser known aspects of St Patrick's story and legend, through the words associated with him. Professor Ní…

    read more
  7. DeepMind-Royal Free deal is “cautionary tale” for healthcare in the algorithmic age

    DeepMind-Royal Free deal is “cautionary tale” for healthcare in the algorithmic age A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private…

    read more
  8. Mythical College beasts scoop craftsmanship award

    Mythical College beasts scoop craftsmanship award The craftsmanship prize at the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards has been awarded to the creator of two stone sculptures at St John’s. The winning carvings are of yales - mythical beasts found in European mythology and one of…

    read more
  9. College sports teams enjoy another season of success

    College sports teams enjoy another season of success Sports teams across St John’s have contributed to one of the most impressive terms in the College’s recent sporting history, chalking up major successes in a wide range of competitions.With the Easter vacation about to commence,…

    read more
  10. St John’s hosts Cambridge international student film festival

    St John’s hosts Cambridge international student film festival This weekend, Watersprite – Cambridge University’s free film festival designed to tear down barriers to the film industry – is taking place at St John’s. Watersprite, Cambridge’s free international student film festival…

    read more
  11. Madonnas and Miracles: Library treasures from St John’s on display as part of major new exhibition

    Madonnas and Miracles: Library treasures from St John’s on display as part of major new exhibition Two remarkable texts from the Special Collections at St John’s College are featuring in a major new exhibition now open at the Fitzwilliam Museum.The Beneficio di Cristo was perhaps…

    read more
  12. Re-animating the nameless dead? Encountering the people of medieval Cambridge

    Re-animating the nameless dead? Encountering the people of medieval Cambridge As part of the Science Festival 2017 a talk in the Old Divinity School at St John’s College aims to reconstruct the lives of the 400+ skeletons found in a medieval burial ground discovered beneath the…

    read more
  13. The St. John's Hungarian Ball, 1957

    The St. John's Hungarian Ball, 1957 In the early hours of the 4th November 1956, Soviet tanks thundered through the streets of Budapest. Their objective was to seize power of the capital and bring Hungary back under Soviet control, after several weeks’ worth of intense social…

    read more
  14. Proposals for peace and stable government in a post-conflict Syria

    Proposals for peace and stable government in a post-conflict Syria Students of the University of Cambridge and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations have produced a joint policy paper for an undergraduate research project which offers a blue print for bringing peace…

    read more
  15. St John’s researchers part of new drug discovery company tackling protein misfolding diseases

    St John’s researchers part of new drug discovery company tackling protein misfolding diseases Researchers at St John’s College are involved in a new Cambridge company which will develop possible drugs for numerous protein misfolding diseases, including devastating illnesses such as…

    read more
  16. Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa’s bone harpoons

    Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa’s bone harpoons Dr Alex Wilshaw explains how a project exploring the role of East Africa in the evolution of modern humans has amassed the largest and most diverse collection of prehistoric bone harpoons ever assembled from the…

    read more
  17. Meet Rebecca Thomas: An ASNC student from Cardiff

    Meet Rebecca Thomas: An ASNC student from Cardiff Rebecca Thomas, who is 24, is from Cardiff and went to a Welsh-language comprehensive school called Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf. She first came to St John’s College as an undergraduate, and is now studying for a PhD in Anglo-Saxon,…

    read more
  18. We need to talk about brain scans

    We need to talk about brain scans Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology has the potential to read our minds and is advancing at a rapid rate. In a new book which explains the technology, its limitations and its considerable promise, two Cambridge neuroscientists,…

    read more
  19. LGBT+ History Month 2017

    LGBT+ History Month 2017 Find out how you can get involved with LGBT history month at St John’s and elsewhere in Cambridge during February.The University is once again joining the City Council and others for a series of public events during February to mark national Lesbian, Gay,…

    read more
  20. Radio 4’s “The 3rd Degree” comes to St John’s!

    Radio 4’s “The 3rd Degree” comes to St John’s! The Radio 4 quiz show, which pits undergraduates against academic staff, will be recorded live at St John’s on February 9th. Students and staff are welcome to come along for the recording and stay for a Q&A after the show.Radio 4’s…

    read more
  21. Apocalypse Now!

    Apocalypse Now! Perhaps appropriately – following the announcement that the symbolic “Doomsday Clock” has ticked closer to midnight – St John’s College is inviting audiences to witness The Apocalypse of John, performed in the original, 2,000-year-old Greek (with English surtitles…

    read more
  22. Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor

    Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans – a microscopic, bag-like sea creature, which lived about 540 million years ago.Named Saccorhytus, after the sack-…

    read more
  23. Professor Azim Surani to give this year’s Linacre Lecture

    Professor Azim Surani to give this year’s Linacre Lecture The annual Linacre Lecture will take place at St John’s College on 20 February and will be given by Professor Azim Surani.This year’s Linacre Lecture presented by Professor Surani will be entitled ‘Human Germline: The…

    read more
  24. Deo nominated in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017

    Deo nominated in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017 Deo, a recording by The Choir of St John’s, Cambridge, has been nominated for the Choral Award in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017, and you can show your support by voting to make it the category winner.Deo, which was released…

    read more
  25. Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens

    Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential.Researchers have found a way to…

    read more