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Johnian magazine issue 47, spring 2021

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Editor’s note

Connections, whether in person or facilitated by technology, unite us and give us strength. Read an overview of the magazine and discover how the articles are all connected.

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Sam Davies: profile

Sam talked to the Editor from her boat during the Vendée Globe, an around-the-world sailing race from November to February. Following a serious collision, she continued the course to overcome her fear.

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Sophie Callis: one to watch

After qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist three days before the first UK lockdown, Sophie has been working in a heart and lung hospital throughout the pandemic.

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Generating Genius

Thanks to a generous Johnian donation, this year marks the start of an exciting collaboration between St John’s and Generating Genius. Head of Admissions Victoria Harvey introduces the scheme.

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Paying it forward

Before leaving a legacy to St John’s last year to help students in challenging circumstances, Walter Hayman (1943) was a child refugee, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a distinguished mathematician.

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Neil Lawrence: in a nutshell

Neil was the first PhD student to work on machine learning at the Cambridge Computer Lab, and he is now the University's first DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning.

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Love music?

St John's has the opportunity to obtain a late nineteenth century Willis organ, which will achieve synergy between the Choirs, the organ and the Chapel architecture.

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Top College stories

The Cambridge Foundation Year; a Golden Globe award; a book on paper; maternal and infant health; economics of biodiversity; Queen's Honours.

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Alumni relations note

The College continues: Fellows have published breakthrough research; student Medics have worked on the frontline of the pandemic; and the Development Office has organised a varied events programme.