St John's College Alumni eNewsletter - May 2024

College and Alumni News for May 2024

Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship 

Professor Robert Hoye, Tutorial Fellow in Chemistry, has been awarded a highly prestigious Senior Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Royal Academy of Engineering scheme enables Professor Hoye to work in collaboration with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for five years to develop a new X-ray detector technology from his laboratory to make it commercially viable. 

Read more about Professor Hoye's research

College News

The Inspire Teacher Leads Conference

Our annual Inspire Teacher Leads Conference aims to bring colleagues from the Inspire Schools Partnership together to network and gain valuable insights and opportunities. 

Founder's Lecture 2024: Catherine Mallyon

Earlier this month we were delighted to be joined by Catherine Mallyon (1981, Modern History), Honorary Fellow. We look forward to sharing a recording of the lecture with you shortly. 

Alumni News

Alumnus awarded MBE

Paul Fairweather (1974, History) was awarded an MBE in the Kings New Years honours list for services to disabled people and to the LGBTQ+ community in the North West. 

A Spirit Inside

Artist Kate Montgomery (1985, Fine Art) showcases her work at this exhibition at Compton Verney (Warwickshire) on until Sunday 1 September 2024. 

Alumna named FA director of women's football

The Football Association has appointed Sue Day (1991, Modern Languages) as its Director of Women's Football. Day joins from the Rugby Football Union. She is a former England rugby union captain. 

Cambridge-Oxford Alumni Club of Hungary award scholarship

Florina Szabó (2020, Physiology) was awarded a scholarship by the Cambridge-Oxford Alumni Club of Hungary. Florina received the award at the Annual Dinner at the Budapest Parliament. 

Memorial for Sir Geoffrey Tantum 

On behalf of the family of Sir Geoffrey Tantum (1966, Oriental Studies) please find details below on his memorial event.

Date: Monday 24 June 2024

Location: Bath Abbey, Bath, BA1 1LT

Followed immediately after the service by a reception at the Guildhall Bath, a 2 minute walk from the Abbey. 

If you are attending the reception please RSVP to Geoffrey's family by 31 May 2024 by email.

Mathematics of Neuroscience and AI

Dr Ruairidh Battleday (2011, Medicine) is pleased to share news of the Fifth International Convention on the Mathematics of Neuroscience and AI which will be held on Tuesday 28 - Friday 31 May in Rome. The convention is also available to attend virtually.

Find out more about the convention

Alumni Events

Gaudy 2010-2011 - JOIN THE WAITING LIST

Friday 21 June 2024

Gaudy 2014-2015

Friday 28 June 2024

President's Lunch - JOIN THE WAITING LIST

Tuesday 9 July 2024 

Alumni Publications

Professor Jeremy Black (1978, Modern History) 

A World History of Rail: From the Steam Regime to Today (Amberley Publishing, 2023)

The Age of Nightmare: The Gothic and British Culture, 1750-1900 (St Augustine's Press, 2024)

Paris: A Short History (Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2024)

A Brief History of America (Robinson, 2024)

The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History (Routledge; 2nd edition, 2024)

A History of the Railroad in 100 Maps (University of Chicago Press, 2024)

Dr Michael Docherty (2007, English) 

The Recursive Frontier: Race, Space and the Literary Imagination of Los Angeles (State University of New York Press, 2024)

Praveen Herat (1994, English) 

Between this World and the Next (Restless Books, 2024)

Dr Sonja Mejcher- Atassi (2003, Oriental Studies) 

An Impossible Friendship: Group Portrait, Jerusalem Before and After 1948 (Columbia University Press, 2024)

Dr Nadine Pinede (1986, English and Modern Languages) 

When the Mapou Sings (Candlewick, 2024)

Christopher Ward (1967, Literae Humaniores) 

The Resistance of Anna and Magdalena (Minos Press, 2024)

Alumni Guest Room Bookings

Alumni can check availability, book and pay for rooms within Alumni House online. The booking system can be found on the Alumni Benefits page of our website.

To make a booking, you will need to enter a promotional code to identify yourself as an alumnus/a and this can be found in the monthly e-newsletter.

Please click here to find answers to frequently asked questions, along with further details about the Alumni Guest Rooms.