St John's College News

  1. Travel Award Reports

    Travel Award Reports
    The Travel Award Reports 2010 book is now available to download. A hard-copy of this compilation of student reports and photographs can be viewed outside the Tutorial Office. Jon Peatman studied glaciers and explored the iceberg-strewn fjords of Svalbard, Kanchit Rongchai organised a cultural exchange and volunteering project in Thailand, Paloma Negredo and Felix Schaaf conquered the…read more
  2. Registration for the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme

    Registration for the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme
    As part of the wider University, the College has been included in the Government scheme called the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme. This is a mandatory scheme aimed at improving energy efficiency and associated carbon emissions in large public and private sector organisations, which account for around 10% of the UK’s carbon emissions. The scheme is intended to encourage…read more
  3. The Craik Effect - Understanding the Illusion

    The Craik Effect - Understanding the Illusion
    KENNETH CRAIK CLUBProfessor Steve Shevell(University of Chicago) will speak at 5pm on Friday 25th March 2011, in the Palmerston Room, St. John's College, Cambridge Kenneth Craik was a Fellow of St. John's and described the'˜Craik Effect' in his Fellowship Dissertation. For enquires about this talk, please contact Prof. J. D. Mollon ( read more
  4. Hoyle Project ends with day of public events

    Hoyle Project ends with day of public events
    The Hoyle Project will come to an end on 19 March 2011. The end of the project will be celebrated with a day of free public talks and exhibitions on Saturday 19 March 2011 as part of Cambridge Science Festival and St John's College quincentenary celebrations. Exhibition in the Old Library: 'Big Bang: the Life and Work of Fred Hoyle' Open 10am to 4pm Talks: Katie Birkwood, Hoyle Project…read more
  5. Details of the Forthcoming Open Days

    Details of the Forthcoming Open Days
    Open Days St John's will be hosting a Maths Open Day on Saturday 07 May 2011  Please view the specific Maths Open Day  page for further information. Additional Open Day Dates for 2011: Wednesday 29 June Thursday 07 July  Friday 08 July                 read more
  6. May Ball Application

    May Ball Application
    Information on May Ball applications has now been more
  7. Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery
     Admissions Photo Gallery The Admissions photo gallery was recently updated.  Ensure you check back often to view new photos of College more
  8. Important dates for your diary

    Important dates for your diary
    Dates for your diary The Admissions Diary is updated regularly to include important dates to note during the Admissions round.  Admissions events, for example, open days, are also recorded on the diary.  Ensure you check the diary regularly for all items to note.  read more
  9. Professor Dasgupta awarded Zayed Prize

    Professor Dasgupta awarded Zayed Prize
    Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta has been awarded the prestigious Zayed International Prize for Scientific and technological achievements in environment.Professor Dasgupta was recognised as having provided'œa world-known contribution in the scientific search and eco-friendly technology that pushes environment efforts towards success. The prize panel also commented that Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta…read more
  10. A Johnian Fantasia - World premiere

    A Johnian Fantasia - World premiere
    St John's College Music Society presents the Lent Term Concert. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the College, the Music Society has commissioned its former president, Leon Charles, to write A Johnian Fantasia, which will be performed by the College orchestra. The concert will also feature other St John's College composers, including Herbert Howells. The concert took place on…read more
  11. Dr Akhilesh Reddy awarded Colworth Medal

    Dr Akhilesh Reddy awarded Colworth Medal
    Dr Akhilesh Reddy has been awarded the Colworth Medal for 2012 by the Biochemical Society. The Colworth Medal is a prestigious annual award for outstanding research by a young biochemist of any nationality who has carried out the majority of their work in the more
  12. May Ball Tickets

    May Ball Tickets
    Information on May Ball tickets for alumni has now been more
  13. Choral Foundation Campaign Launched

    Choral Foundation Campaign Launched
    At a reception following the Choir's performance of Haydn's Creation at St John's, Smith Square, the College launched a Campaign to raise £5 million for a Choral Foundation in support of the Choir. The Master, Professor Chris Dobson, and impresario David Pountney (1966) spoke to invited guests who included performers, Johnians and prominent musicians and supporters of the Choir. Professor…read more
  14. Quincentenary Concert - Haydn: The Creation

    Quincentenary Concert - Haydn: The Creation
    The Choir of St John's College Cambridge will be performing Haydn's Creation in the College Chapel on Monday 14th February at 7.30pm, and at St John's Smith Square in London on Friday 18th February at 7.30pm.  The Choir will be joined by the highly acclaimed Britten Sinfonia and leading UK soloists, including Allan Clayton (a former Choral Scholar), Rebecca Evans, and Neal Davies…read more
  15. Mansergh Prizes - Essay Competition

    Mansergh Prizes - Essay Competition
    Two prizes (value £150) will be awarded for the best short dissertation or essay, not more than 10,000 words in length, on a subject in History.  There is no restriction as to the country or period of study to which the dissertation or essay shall relate. The competition is open to members of the College who are, at the time of issue of this notice, undergraduates in their fifth or eighth…read more
  16. Memorial Service for Dr John Alexander

    Memorial Service for Dr John Alexander
    A Memorial Service for John Amyas Alexander, MA, PhD, ScD, Fellow of St John's College since 1976, University Lecturer in Archaeology 1974-1984, will be held in St John's College Chapel on Saturday, 5 February 2011, at 12 more
  17. Brearley to Chair World Cricket Committee

    Brearley to Chair World Cricket Committee
    The College would like to congratulate John Michael Brearley OBE (1960), Honorary Fellow, on his recent appointment as Chair of the World Cricket Committee. Mr Brearley, a former captain of the England cricket team, will take up the Chair on 1 October more
  18. Annual Election of Research Fellows

    Annual Election of Research Fellows
    The following are elected into Fellowships under Title A from 1 October 2011:     Joshua Henry Billings            (AB, AM, Harvard, MSt, Oxford) for Classics;          Knut Drescher            (MPhys, Oxford) for Biological Physics;       …read more
  19. Johnians in 2011 New Year Honours List

    Johnians in 2011 New Year Honours List
    The College would like to congratulate the following Johnians, who are among those featured in the New Year Honours List 2011. Francis Stephen Baron (1964), Lately Chief Executive, Rugby Football Union. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to Sport. Nicholas Michael Smith (1987), Director, International Festival Chorus & Peking Sinfonietta. Officer of the Order…read more
  20. English language requirements

    English language requirements
    It is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake an intensive and challenging academic course that is taught and examined in English. Therefore, if your first language is not English, if you are invited to interview, your interviewer will be assessing your English language skills as well as your academic ability. You may be asked to achieve one of the…read more
  21. Rt Revd Dr Peter Knight Walker dies, aged 91

    Rt Revd Dr Peter Knight Walker dies, aged 91
    The Rt Revd Dr Peter Knight Walker, MA, Hon DD, Honorary Fellow of the College since 1989, Bishop of Ely 1977-1989, died on 28 December 2010, aged more
  22. The Winter Pool

    The Winter Pool
    The pool is designed to even out applications across the Colleges to ensure that the best applicants are offered places.  If your application is pooled, you may be asked to attend a further interview at another College in early January, or you may possibly be offered a place at another College without further interview.  We pool only those applicants who we feel are deserving of a place…read more
  23. Personal statements

    Personal statements
    Your UCAS personal statement is your opportunity to impart specific information about yourself and that you feel it is important that we know.  This could be detailed reasons why you wish to study your chosen course at Cambridge, what motivated your interest in this subject, your hobbies and interests outside school, or your future aspirations, to name but a few.It is important to remember…read more
  24. Offer letters

    Offer letters
    Successful applicants will receive offer letters by mid January.  Although we give details of the academic conditions of the offer, the formal offer will be made via UCAS.  Applicants who are applying to other universities as well as Cambridge should wait until they have received decisions from all the institutions on their UCAS form before deciding which offer to accept as…read more
  25. Minimum offer levels

    Minimum offer levels
    Generally speaking our minimum conditional offer is A*AA at A2 (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) for Arts subjects and A*A*A at A2 for Sciences. There are no hard and fast rules as such, but, as a general guide, for an applicant sitting four or more A levels (excluding General Studies) we would normally expect them to achieve at least an A grade in all those A levels to meet…read more