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  1. GEEMA Summer School

    GEEMA Summer School
    Nearly 40 students from ethnic minority backgrounds took part in a summer school at St John's College last week, organised by GEEMA the Group to Encourage Ethnic Minority Applications.  Chosen from more than 250 applications all the students came from families with no history of higher education, with parents in non-professional occupations and from schools where 60 per cent of pupils, or fewer,…read more
  2. Suspension of Dining Privileges

    Suspension of Dining Privileges
    Due to the refurbishment of the College kitchens, we regret that it will not be possible for Johnians to excercise their dining privileges between 10 and 19 August inclusive. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.  read more
  3. Graduates of the last Decade Event

    Graduates of the last Decade Event
    Graduates of the last decade invited to drinks at Shakespeare's Globe, Monday 24 September.read more
  4. Honour for Honorary Fellow

    Honour for Honorary Fellow
     The Hon Frank Iacobucci (LLM 1985, Honorary Fellow 1999), has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada. Mr Justice Frank Iacobucci practised corporate law in New York and then served as a professor at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law from 1967 until 1982 as well as Dean of the law faculty from 1979 until 1982. He also served as Vice-President and Provost of the university from…read more
  5. Choir to tour Central Europe

    Choir to tour Central Europe
    The Choir will be on tour in Central Europe from Wednesday 15 to Wednesday 25 Julyread more
  6. Choir releases new CD

    Choir releases new CD
    The latest CD by the Choir was released on 2 July 2007 and features the music of Edward Bairstow.  read more
  7. Hutton Prize

    Hutton Prize
    Details of the Hutton Prize for the best short dissertation on a subject in English History (closing date 10 October 2007) are now available within Teaching & Research.read more
  8. Clarkson-Peckard Essay Prize

    Clarkson-Peckard Essay Prize
    Schools' Essay Prize As part of our commemorations for the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807, St John's College and Magdalene College held a joint Essay Competition for sixth-formers.    University Essay Prize A Clarkson-Peckard Essay Prize worth £500 will be offered by St John's and Magdalene Colleges as part of the activities to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Act for…read more
  9. Johnian appointed President of the MCC

    Johnian appointed President of the MCC
    Mike Brearley (BA 1963, MA 1967, Honorary Fellow of St John's), the former England captain, will serve as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).read more
  10. Regional Johnian Event in Lewes, Brighton

    Regional Johnian Event in Lewes, Brighton
    A reunion dinner is planned for the 8 June 2007 at Pelham House, Lewes, East Sussex. The Master of St John's, Professor Richard Perham, and his wife Dr Nancy Lane Perham will be attending this event. Invitations have been sent out to Johnians living in Surrey, Sussex and Kent, and Johnians are very welcome to bring their guests to the dinner. If you would like further information about this event…read more
  11. The Development Office has moved

    The Development Office has moved
    The Development Office has moved from F staircase Chapel Court to offices in D1 Second Court. Johnians are very welcome to visit us at any time. The Biographical Office has also moved from F staircase, and can now be found in the Library.  Again, Johnians with biographical enquiries or who wish to update their records are welcome to visit.read more
  12. Johnians commemorated on Royal Mail stamps

    Johnians commemorated on Royal Mail stamps
    Landmark legislation that marked the beginning of the end of the slave trade is portrayed on six stamps, featuring William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson, issued by Royal Mail on 22 March. read more
  13. Kenneth Craik Lecture 2007

    Kenneth Craik Lecture 2007
    The annual Kenneth Craik Lecture will take place on Thursday 10 May at 5.00 pm in the Physiological Laboratory, Lecture Theatre 1, on the Downing Site. Professor Ray Dolan of the Institute of Neurology , University College London, will give a lecture entitled: 'Decisions, outcomes and emotion'   Members of the College and others interested are warmly encouraged to attendread more
  14. Linacre Lecture 2007

    Linacre Lecture 2007
    The annual Linacre Lecture will take place on Friday 4 May at 5.00 pm in the Physiological Laboratory, Lecture Theatre 1, on the Downing Site. Professor Roger Pedersen of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, will give a lecture entitled: 'Understanding Stemness' Members of the College and others interested are warmly encouraged to attendread more
  15. Memorial service for Dr Clifford Evans

    Memorial service for Dr Clifford Evans
    A memorial service for Dr George Clifford Evans, MA, PhD, ScD, Fellow of St John's College 1938-2006, sometime Bursar in Charge of College Buildings, and Emeritus Reader in Experimental Ecology, who died on 12 September 2006, aged 93, will be held in St John's College Chapel on Saturday 5 May 2007, at 12 noon.read more
  16. Latest release from SJC Choir

    Latest release from SJC Choir
    LATEST RELEASE FROM ST JOHN'S COLLEGE CHOIR: JONGEN AND PEETERS CHORAL MUSIC  This latest release from St John's College Choir features the 'Organ Masses' of Belgian composers Joseph Jongen and Flor Peeters. The recording also includes three solo songs composed by Joseph Jongen, performed by members of the Choir with violinist Thomas Gould. [read more
  17. Inaugural Andrew Chamblin Memorial Events

    Inaugural Andrew Chamblin Memorial Events
    The inaugural Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture will take place in Cambridge at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 9th May and will be given by Professor Stephen Hawking. Professor Hawking will speak on "Out of a Black Hole". Anyone wishing to attend should contact c.billington@damtp.cam.ac.uk for a (free) ticket. Further information about the Memorial Lecture series can be found at the following webpage: http…read more
  18. SJC Rugby team win the double for 3rd year

    SJC Rugby team win the double for 3rd year
    On a beautiful Cambridge afternoon, the St John's rugby team, captained by Oli Buxton, triumphed in the final of the Cuppers at Grange Road, beating Trinity 16-3.  The St John's Rugby Team have now won the cuppers and the league for three years running.    read more
  19. Piano Concerto by graduate student

    Piano Concerto by graduate student
    Ian Pong will perform Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto with one of the university orchestras (CUMS II) this Friday, 16 March at 8pm at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.  The Programme also includes an overture (Bartered Bride) by Smetana and Symphony No 6 by Dvorak.read more
  20. The College established an Environment Committee

    The College established an Environment Committee
    As a natural progression of the earlier Environmental Working Group, the College established a  Committee in acknowledgment of the importance of environmental responsibility. The Environment Committee meets on a termly basis to discuss topical issues and on-going environment projects around the College. The committee comprises members of the JCR/SBR, interested Fellows and key members of staff.…read more
  21. Bicentenary of Abolition of the Slave Trade

    Bicentenary of Abolition of the Slave Trade
    On the 10th of February, 1807 the 'Bill for the Abolition of the Slave Trade' was passed in the House of Commons which in the following month on the 25th March received Royal Assent. This significant step towards the ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade was the result of vigorous campaigning on the part of a number of resolute abolitionists including William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson,…read more
  22. Cambridge schools commemorate abolition

    Cambridge schools commemorate abolition
    Slave Trade Abolition in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk (STACS) 6 February 2007 Cambridge schools commemorate slave trade abolition It is two hundred years since the Act of Parliament that abolished the transatlantic slave trade in the British Empire, and a £45,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will unveil how Cambridge was linked to both the trade and its abolition. St John's College,…read more
  23. St John's appoints new Director of Music

    St John's appoints new Director of Music
    Andrew Nethsingha (BA St John's 1990), MA FRCO, ARCM, has been appointed Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge and will take up his position on 1 September 2007. He succeeds Dr David Hill who will take over from Stephen Cleobury as Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers at the end of the current season. Andrew has held Organ Scholarships under Christopher Robinson at St George's Chapel,…read more
  24. Choral Open Day - 3rd February

    Choral Open Day - 3rd February
    Come along to our Choral Open Day on Saturday 3 February to find out more about being a Choral Student at St John's.read more
  25. Art and Applied Arts Prizes

    Art and Applied Arts Prizes
    There are two prizes of £120, in the form of Heffer's or Jessop's tokens, available for the winning entries. read more