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  1. Lecture by Dr Bob Jordan

    Lecture by Dr Bob Jordan
    Dr Bob Jordan (BA 1961) will give an illustrated talk entitled 'Sir Edmund Hillary's Schoolhouses in the Clouds: their first inspection in 1968'. The talk describes the trek that he undertook to visit seven primary schools, which were funded by Hillary for Sherpas in Solu Khumbu, and will take place on Monday 23 October 2006 at 5.00pm in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building.  The lecture is open…read more
  2. Honour for Prime Minister of India

    Honour for Prime Minister of India
    The Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, (BA St John's 1957) received the honorary degree of Doctor of Law at a special congregation at the Senate House today, Wednesday 11 October. The ceremony was followed by a reception and lunch in the College.read more
  3. The College established an Environmental Working Group to address environmental topics

    The College established an Environmental Working Group to address environmental topics
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  4. Parking arrangements for freshers

    Parking arrangements for freshers
    Because of repair works to the walls of the Cripps Car Park the following arrangements for parking and reception have been made:   Tuesday, 26 September (7am to 10pm)  Cripps Car Park [access off Northampton Street] will be available for you to drop off your belongings.  Parking in this area is restricted to a maximum of 30 minutes.  At the end of that period you must move your car to the…read more
  5. Memorial Service for Professor Robin Orr

    Memorial Service for Professor Robin Orr
    A memorial service for Robert Kemsley (Robin) Orr, CBE, MA, MusD, FRCM, Emeritus Professor of Music, Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge 1987-2006, and of Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1988-2006, Organist of St John's College 1938-1951, and Fellow 1948-1956 and 1965-1976, who died on 9 April 2006, aged 96, will be held in St John's College Chapel on Saturday 4 November 2006, at 12…read more
  6. Dr Clifford Evans dies, aged 93

    Dr Clifford Evans dies, aged 93
    Dr George Clifford Evans, M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., Fellow of St John's College 1938-2006, sometime Bursar in Charge of College Buildings, and Emeritus Reader in Experimental Ecology, died on 12 September 2006, aged 93 years.read more
  7. Gifts to the Bursary Scheme reach £900,000

    Gifts to the Bursary Scheme reach £900,000
    Johnians will remember that the Master wrote to them in November last year announcing the magnificent benefaction from Nick Corfield (BA 1981, Honorary Fellow 2001) of £1m to set up a Matching Programme for Bursaries.  Under the matching programme, donations to the College for the Bursary Scheme will be matched £ for £ until the £1,000,000 fund is exhausted. We are delighted to announce that…read more
  8. Johnian wins Joseph Lister Award

    Johnian wins Joseph Lister Award
    Stefan Fafinski (BA 1989) wins Joseph Lister Award from the British Association for the Advancement of Science. For further information, click on the link below.http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/4175read more
  9. A-Level Results!

    A-Level Results!
    RESULTS, RESULTS, RESULTS!!! Well, it's that time of year again: sunshine and tension with exam results declared, declaring or ready to be declared. For those of you awaiting A-levels - and also those who have already received their results - this is what happens next!!! On the afternoon of Thursday 17 August, here at St John's, we will be holding an Admissions Meeting to discuss all the results…read more
  10. Forthcoming election of Master

    Forthcoming election of Master
    Professor Richard Perham will retire from the Office of Master on 30 September 2007. The Fellows of the College are therefore seeking to elect a successor to hold office from 1 October 2007 and hope to be in a position to do so later this year. To that end a confidential list of names of men and women of distinction is being drawn up for consideration. Suggestions of names for consideration will…read more
  11. Latest Choir Webcast now available

    Latest Choir Webcast now available
    The third and final webcast by the Choir is now available. The service is free but you will need to have a browser with flash installed on your PC to be able to listen on-line. This is a pilot project and the College is keen receive feedback on the service.  The College also welcomes donations in support of this service so that it may continue in the future.read more
  12. Boat Club Manager

    Boat Club Manager
    The Lady Margaret Boat Club was founded in 1825 and is the Boat Club of St John's College, Cambridge. It has its own Boathouse which was recently extended and modernised and which includes a well-equipped gym and a workshop. The Club is seeking a full-time Boat Club Manager.read more
  13. Johnian wins prize for political writing

    Johnian wins prize for political writing
    Rowland Manthorpe (BA 2005) has won the second Ben Pimlott prize for political writing. His 'Spirit of the Brits' appeared in the Guardian review section on Saturday 1 July. An edited version of his essay can be viewed on the Guardian website.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/jul/01/featuresreviews.guardianreview29   read more
  14. Fellow awarded National Teaching Fellowship

    Fellow awarded National Teaching Fellowship
    Dr. Keith Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Plant Sciences, has won a national award for his part in improving teaching and learning across the biological sciences at Cambridge University. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) chose fifty winners from a record 242 nominations from universities and colleges across the country. The scheme recognises individuals who have made…read more
  15. Hutton Prize

    Hutton Prize
      A prize (value £120) will be awarded for the best short dissertation or essay, not more than 10,000 words in length, on a subject in English History  The competition is open to members of the College who are, at the time of issue of this notice, undergraduates who are in their third term of residence.  Writings must be submitted to the Master by Wednesday, 11 October 2006 read more
  16. Choir to sing in Chester & Carlisle

    Choir to sing in Chester & Carlisle
    Choir to sing concerts at the Chester Summer Festival and the Carlisle International Summer Festival in July.read more
  17. Listen to Evensong online

    Listen to Evensong online
    The second webcast is now available.  You will need to have a browser with flash installed on your PC to be able to listen on-line.   read more
  18. Undergraduate Research Project Grants

    Undergraduate Research Project Grants
    A number of grants to the maximum value of £500 are available to support undergraduate academic research projects in the Long Vacation. read more
  19. St John's - Excellence and Diversity

    St John's - Excellence and Diversity
    St John's - Excellence and Diversity St John's is working with Third Millennium Publishing to create a handsomely illustrated and thoughtful evocation of every aspect of the College - its history, its architecture and gardens, its hidden corners and treasures, its people past and present and their myriad of activities.read more
  20. Linacre Lecture

    Linacre Lecture
    The Linacre Lecture will take place on Friday 5 May at 5.00pm in Lecture Theatre 1, Physiological Laboratory, Downing Street. Professor Frances Ashcroft FRS, University Laboratory of Physiology, University of Oxford, will give a talk entitled'˜Unravelling Diabetes: From Molecule to Malady'. Members of the University and others interested are cordially invited to attend.  read more
  21. Professor Robin Orr dies, aged 96

    Professor Robin Orr dies, aged 96
    Professor Robert Kemsley (Robin) Orr, CBE, MA, MusD, Emeritus Professor of Music, Honorary Fellow of St John's College 1987-2006, and of Pembroke College 1988-2006, Organist of St John's College 1938-1951, Fellow 1948-1956 and 1965-1976, died on 9 April 2006, aged 96.read more
  22. Choir to tour East Coast of USA

    Choir to tour East Coast of USA
    The Choir will be touring the East Coast of America from 22 March to 1 April 2006. read more
  23. St John's - Excellence & Diversity

    St John's - Excellence & Diversity
    We are pleased to announce that St John's College: Excellence and Diversity has now been published and will be ready to be mailed to subscribers in late February. From March, those who did not subscribe will be able to purchase a copy of the book from the Johnian Office.read more
  24. Choir sings Concert at Ashwell Church

    Choir sings Concert at Ashwell Church
    Choir sings Concert at Ashwell Church as warm up for forthcoming USA Tour In preparation for their forthcoming tour of the USA, the Choir will be singing a concert at St Mary's Church, Ashwell, on the evening of Saturday 18 March.read more
  25. Choral Open Day

    Choral Open Day
    An informal Open Day for people interested in applying for a Choral Scholarship at St John's College will be held on Saturday 18 February 2006.  The Open Day will provide an opportunity to visit the College and meet current Choral Students to find out more about Choir activities, take part in a rehearsal conducted by the Director of Music, Dr David Hill, and attend Evensong.  There will also be…read more