College news

17 December 2015
Mete Atatüre, Fellow and Professor of Physics at St John’s, is one of Turkish GQ Magazine’s Men of the Year 2015 in recognition of his pioneering research in the field of quantum physics. 
16 December 2015
Could phrases like Churchill's memorable Battle of Britain tribute to "the few" hold clues about universal grammar? A new research project examining a linguistic construction called the Verb Second constraint could, academics believe, help to explain how people acquire language.It’s safe to assume that when Winston Churchill gave one of his most famous...
14 December 2015
Students at St John’s have filled numerous wheelie bins, bags and boxes with their unwanted items to help generate cash for the British Heart Foundation. The University of Cambridge and Cambridge City Council are working together by participating in the Pack for Good campaign to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s lifesaving heart research...
14 December 2015
From historic schoolbooks and traditional fables to classic adventure stories, and from poems and songs to riddles and picture books, an exhibition that showcases the highs and lows of children’s book publishing over seven centuries, opens for the festive season at St John’s College Library, University of Cambridge. 
11 December 2015
Four St John’s students have been awarded prestigious prizes, scholarships and Fellowships by various academic institutions during September and October due to their outstanding work and achievements.
9 December 2015
With the end of the Michaelmas Term and the beginning of the Christmas break upon us, this is a story about two Johnian undergraduates who made the most of their time off by embarking on eye-opening adventures abroad, partly funded by the College’s Travel Grants Scheme. A longer version of this article first appeared in the College newsletter Eagle Eye....
7 December 2015
A group of budding young mathematicians from years 10 and 11 at the Manor School Sports College in Northamptonshire have visited St John’s, in the hope of inspiring them to reach new levels, both in the classroom and on the sports field. During the visit the students got a sense of what life is like for undergraduates and advice on their A-level and...
4 December 2015
With technology and science on the brink of significant advances in artificial intelligence, Zoubin Ghahramani, Professor of Information Engineering and a Fellow of St John's College, has been appointed Deputy Director of a new multi-million-pound research centre to study the challenges and possibilities of the future of intelligence.
1 December 2015
A growing number of Christian denominations, particularly within Protestant traditions, are softening their stance on transgenderism and embracing trans people as congregants and ministers, a new study suggests.
1 December 2015
A cello which belonged to the influential British composer Jonathan Harvey during his student days in Cambridge has been restored so that it can be used by current undergraduates.
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