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  1. DAAD Research Hub Annual Lecture to be chaired by Professor Ulinka Rublack

    DAAD Research Hub Annual Lecture to be chaired by Professor Ulinka Rublack This year’s annual lecture from the DAAD Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies will be chaired by St John’s Fellow, Professor Ulinka Rublack, with speakers including Professor Rowan Williams.The free…

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  2. A natural compound can block the formation of toxins associated with Parkinson’s Disease

    A natural compound can block the formation of toxins associated with Parkinson’s Disease Squalamine, a natural product studied for its anticancer and anti-infective properties, could also lead to future treatments for Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study co-authored by…

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  3. Graduate Sophie Dundovic on co-founding a company and her Cambridge experience

    Graduate Sophie Dundovic on co-founding a company and her Cambridge experience In a new series on www.cam.ac.uk, inspiring graduates who completed their degree within the last three years describe their experience of the University, their current job, and how Cambridge prepared…

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  4. The secret gardener who eavesdropped at Europe’s royal courts

    The secret gardener who eavesdropped at Europe’s royal courts An undergraduate research project at the University of Cambridge that set out to explore the presumed gardening career of a 16th-century Florentine Artist has discovered that he was actually intriguing at royal courts…

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  5. Johnians in 2017 New Year Honours List

    Johnians in 2017 New Year Honours List The College would like to congratulate the following Johnians who are among those featured in the New Year Honours List 2017.Sir David Richard Beamish (1970), Clerk of the Parliaments, House of Lords. Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath…

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  6. War and Precious Peace: How conflict transformed Professor Robert Hinde's world view

    War and Precious Peace: How conflict transformed Professor Robert Hinde's world view Professor Robert Hinde, who died on 23 December, 2016, aged 93, was one of the College's longest-serving Fellows. Shortly before his death, he wrote a memoir for his family about his…

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  7. The early 19th-century guide to getting into the fitness spirit

    The early 19th-century guide to getting into the fitness spirit An 1834 manual from the Special Collections at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, gives clear instructions on the art of adopting a healthier lifestyle and offers a fascinating insight into 19th-century…

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  8. Professor Robert Hinde, 1923 - 2016

    Professor Robert Hinde, 1923 - 2016 Professor Robert Hinde, Emeritus Royal Society Research Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former Master of St John's College, has died at the age of 93.During a distinguished academic career,…

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  9. String of victories puts Red Boys in pole position for title

    String of victories puts Red Boys in pole position for title The St John’s men’s rugby team have ended Michaelmas at the top of Division 1 in the inter-college league, and look strong favourites to take the title next term.Six victories over the course of the term, including two…

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  10. Study identifies how twin proteins work together to patch up DNA damage

    Study identifies how twin proteins work together to patch up DNA damage Cutting-edge technology has provided highly valuable new insights into how a pair of molecules, which occur naturally in the body, play an essential role in the DNA repair process.The findings increase our…

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  11. Staff Photography Competition winners announced

    Staff Photography Competition winners announced An image of graduates at a congregation ceremony and a picture of champagne glasses at the College’s Quincentenary event are the winning entries for the inaugural Staff Photography Competition, which took place in November at St John’…

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  12. London school students kick myths about Oxford and Cambridge into touch

    London school students kick myths about Oxford and Cambridge into touch The Varsity rugby match at Twickenham between Oxford and Cambridge is one of the oldest rivalries in sport, but this year the two universities have set competition aside for a joint outreach event dedicated to…

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  13. Cutting welfare to protect the economy ignores lessons of history, researchers claim

    Cutting welfare to protect the economy ignores lessons of history, researchers claim Cutting welfare and social care budgets during times of economic hardship is an “historically obsolete” strategy that ignores the very roots of British prosperity, a group of Cambridge academics…

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  14. Hockey teams on verge of promotion after undefeated run

    Hockey teams on verge of promotion after undefeated run A successful term for the College’s hockey club has left St John’s eyeing up a double promotion at the 2016/17 season’s half-way mark.Both the men’s and women’s hockey teams enjoyed undefeated streaks over the course of the…

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  15. Keepers of the keys: College exhibition celebrates porters

    Keepers of the keys: College exhibition celebrates porters The changing roles and responsibilities of St John’s College porters since the mid-19th century are profiled in a new exhibition in the School of Pythagoras. The display is the first in a series of exhibitions celebrating…

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  16. A feast of festive music at St John’s

    A feast of festive music at St John’s Christmas carol services sung by the Choir of St John’s and St John’s Voices, performances of Handel’s Messiah, and concerts raising money for charity are just some of the festive musical events taking place at St John’s during the countdown to…

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  17. Undergraduate wins top Italian student award

    Undergraduate wins top Italian student award The Alfiere del Lavoro has been awarded to first-year natural scientist Benedetta Spadaro from Milan for her outstanding academic performance at Italian high school.Benedetta travelled to Rome to receive a silver medal and certificate of…

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  18. Free Thinking: St John’s lays out bold vision for university education free from financial concerns

    Free Thinking: St John’s lays out bold vision for university education free from financial concerns St John’s College has launched a major new campaign to raise £100 million – money which will provide new means-tested support for students, and ensure that future generations of…

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  19. World’s smallest magnifying glass makes it possible to see individual chemical bonds within a molecule

    World’s smallest magnifying glass makes it possible to see individual chemical bonds within a molecule Using the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, researchers, including St John's research student Felix Benz, have concentrated light down smaller than a single atom. This…

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  20. Devils and Divinity: Paradise Regained at St John’s College

    Devils and Divinity: Paradise Regained at St John’s College An atmospheric dramatisation of John Milton's Paradise Regained will be performed at St john's College on 23 November.A new dramatisation of John Milton's Paradise Regained will have its first performance at St John’s…

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  21. Hinsley Memorial Lecture 2016 to be given by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles

    Hinsley Memorial Lecture 2016 to be given by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles The 16th Hinsley Memorial Lecture, held at St John’s, is to be given by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, and will focus on dealing with terrorism.The lecture, which will take place on Monday 14 November, is entitled ‘…

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  22. Holbein’s Dance Of Death - the 16th Century Charlie Hebdo

    Holbein’s Dance Of Death - the 16th Century Charlie Hebdo He is best remembered for the magnificent portraits he produced as the court painter of Henry VIII; but a new study of Hans Holbein’s famous ‘Dance Of Death’ suggests that he also had strong anti-establishment views,…

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  23. Rowers in red make history in the University IVs

    Rowers in red make history in the University IVs In a sweeping series of victories, four crews from the Lady Margaret Boat Club have won their races in the annual University IVs Competition, a feat that has never-before been achieved by the club.Both the women’s and the men’s first…

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  24. ‘If I had a conscience, I would not drink tea’: How having a brew was used to undermine conscientious objectors

    ‘If I had a conscience, I would not drink tea’: How having a brew was used to undermine conscientious objectors Black, with a drop of milk, or classic builder’s in a mug with two sugars; however you like your brew most of us would agree that tea is a cornerstone of British culture…

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  25. Johnian receives top honour for work in Statistics

    Johnian receives top honour for work in Statistics The British statistician, Professor Sir David Cox, an Honorary Fellow and graduate of St John’s College, has received the inaugural International Prize in Statistics.The new biennial award, which is made at the World Statistics…

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