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  1. Natural selection sculpts genetic information to limit diversity

    Natural selection sculpts genetic information to limit diversity A study of tropical butterflies has added to growing evidence that natural selection reduces species’ diversity by moulding parts of their genetic structure, including elements that have no immediate impact on their…

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  2. College basketball team bounces back with promotion to Division Two

    College basketball team bounces back with promotion to Division Two An undefeated run over Lent term has sent St John’s College Basketball Club shooting up the League.Easter term 2015 signalled the end of an impressive St John’s College Basketball Club dynasty, as many of the team’…

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  3. ‘Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness and Hope’: Erwin James talks about his new book

    ‘Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness and Hope’: Erwin James talks about his new book Erwin James, the author and Guardian columnist who served 20 years in prison for murder, is to come to St John’s to discuss his new memoir and the concept of redemption.After losing his mother age…

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  4. Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that reveals the power of collaborative education

    Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that reveals the power of collaborative education A highly innovative project in which Cambridge students and prisoners studied together at a Category B prison in Buckinghamshire has broken down prejudices and…

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  5. The Cripps Building scoops two regional awards in annual architectural competition

    The Cripps Building scoops two regional awards in annual architectural competition The Cripps Building at St John’s has won two Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in recognition of its architectural excellence and contribution to society.The Cripps…

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  6. Research into future computing tech could “ignite a technology field”

    Research into future computing tech could “ignite a technology field” College Fellow, Dr Jason Robinson, is one of the lead researchers on a new project which aims to establish the UK as an international leader in the development of “superconducting spintronics” – technology that…

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  7. St John’s takes Cambridge to the North West

    St John’s takes Cambridge to the North West St John’s College, University of Cambridge, has visited more than 1,200 pupils from state schools across the North West in its largest push to date to encourage bright students from the area to apply to top universities.A team of current…

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  8. Debut Play of John’s alumna to run at London Theatre

    Debut Play of John’s alumna to run at London Theatre The debut play of actor and playwright, Charlotte Hamblin, is to run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London this June.Charlotte, who will also perform in the play, studied Education with English and Drama, graduating from the…

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  9. ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ to come together for GapSummit 2016 at St John’s College, Cambridge

    ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ to come together for GapSummit 2016 at St John’s College, Cambridge The 2016 GapSummit, a major leadership conference in biotechnology, will take place in the Old Divinity School, St John’s College, 4-6 April 2016. The international GapSummit, organised by…

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  10. Professor Lord Krebs to give the annual Linacre Lecture at St John’s College

    Professor Lord Krebs to give the annual Linacre Lecture at St John’s College This year’s Linacre Lecture will be given by Professor Lord Krebs on 5 May in the Old Divinity School at St John’s College.Professor Lord Krebs Kt, FRS, FMedSci, ML will be giving the 2016 Linacre Lecture…

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  11. Johnian helps Cambridge storm to victory in the Boat Race 2016

    Johnian helps Cambridge storm to victory in the Boat Race 2016 The boys in light blue claimed victory over Oxford by two-and-a-half lengths in the 162nd Boat Race on Sunday, with the women valiantly battling on to the finish line despite the choppy waters of the Thames almost…

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  12. Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

    Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency Researchers in the group of St John's Fellow, Professor Richard Friend, have found that perovskite materials can recycle light particles – a finding which could lead to a new generation of affordable, high-performance solar…

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  13. Johnian wins award in EPSRC Science Photography Competition 2015

    Johnian wins award in EPSRC Science Photography Competition 2015 St John’s student Katarzyna Sokol has been awarded second place in her group in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science Photography Competition 2015.Katarzyna Sokol, in her second year…

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  14. St John’s College Environmental Committee sets Environmental Targets

    St John’s College Environmental Committee sets Environmental Targets In 2016 the St John’s College Environmental Committee conducted a review of the College’s Environmental Strategy in the light of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy ('ESV').…

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  15. Lady Margaret Lodge supports Travel Grants scheme

    Lady Margaret Lodge supports Travel Grants scheme The Lady Margaret Lodge – the Freemason’s Lodge of St John’s College – has given £500 towards the College’s Travel Grants scheme at its 275th meeting, which took place in Cambridge last month.In common with many institutions, St…

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  16. Partha Dasgupta awarded Tyler Prize

    Partha Dasgupta awarded Tyler Prize Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, the eminent economist and Fellow of St John’s College, has been awarded the Tyler Prize – the premier award for work on environmental science, environmental health and energy.The award recognises decades of research…

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  17. St John’s Rugby team triumph again in the College League

    St John’s Rugby team triumph again in the College League The St John’s men’s rugby team have won this year’s College League First Division, following on from the success of last year’s double winning season. The final game of the season saw the Red Boys win the league with an…

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  18. Adventure and survival: New exhibition showcases tradition of intrepid exploration

    Adventure and survival: New exhibition showcases tradition of intrepid exploration Tales of Survival on rations of freeze-dried sausage parachuted in to one of the remotest parts of Greenland, battling crevasses and snow ridges to complete the first over-land crossing of the…

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  19. Honorary Fellow to be next Master of Christ’s College

    Honorary Fellow to be next Master of Christ’s College Professor Jane Stapleton, an Honorary Fellow of St John’s, will become the next Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge, it has been announced.Professor Stapleton is a distinguished academic lawyer who currently holds posts at the…

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  20. St John’s plays host for Watersprite Film Festival

    St John’s plays host for Watersprite Film Festival The Watersprite Festival, a free student film festival and awards ceremony, will be taking place at St John’s College this weekend.The annual, student-run Watersprite Film Festival will be taking place 5-6 March in the Old Divinity…

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  21. Professor Toby Milsom, 1923-2016

    Professor Toby Milsom, 1923-2016 Professor Stroud Francis Charles (Toby) Milsom, MA, Hon LLD, QC, FBA, Fellow of St John’s College and Emeritus Professor of Law, has died at the age of 92.Professor Milsom became a Fellow in Law at St John’s College in 1976. Born in Merton, Surrey,…

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  22. New book releases and a prize for St John’s Harper-Wood Students, past and present

    New book releases and a prize for St John’s Harper-Wood Students, past and present A poetry collection, a prose and poetry memoir, and a short story prize are the results of the work from three of St John’s Harper-Wood Students, past and present.A collection of poetry focusing on…

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  23. Fellow of St John’s elected new Master of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

    Fellow of St John’s elected new Master of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge Professor Sir Mark Welland, Fellow of St John’s, has been elected the 39th Master of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.Fellow of St John’s College Professor Sir Mark Welland will take up his new role of…

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  24. Three Johnians given major award for teaching excellence

    Three Johnians given major award for teaching excellence The prestigious Pilkington Prize has been awarded to three inspirational academics and members of St John’s College for the exceptional quality of their teaching.The Johnian winners were:Dr Noel Rutter, who did a PhD at St…

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  25. Disbelieve it or not, ancient history suggests that atheism is as natural to humans as religion

    Disbelieve it or not, ancient history suggests that atheism is as natural to humans as religion Despite being written out of large parts of history, atheists thrived in the polytheistic societies of the ancient world – raising considerable doubts about whether humans really are “…

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