This event celebrates the impact that Balliol has made on Oxford and generations of talented students, through reforms that originated in Balliol and culminated under Benjamin Jowett – in which so many aspects of what we think of as the ‘Oxford experience’ were rooted. The seminar will discuss the importance of both widening access to and also maintaining open discourse at universities. It will feature contributions from:
The day will also see the launch of the Jowett Society, in recognition of loyal donors whose regular donations enable the College to advance the traditions which emerged and became established during Jowett’s time – including the tutorial system, admission on merit, philanthropic giving and supporting students in need. We will hear more about Jowett’s life and legacy at Balliol and beyond from Professor Richard Jenkyns (1967), Professor of the Classical Tradition at Oxford since 1999 and the University’s Public Orator from 2004 until 2016.
Times: Refreshments from 2.00pm, and the Seminar starts at 2.30pm. Drinks reception at 6.30pm, followed by dinner in Hall at 7.30pm.
Price: No charge to attend the seminar. The fee for drinks and dinner is £50 for Old Members and friends of Balliol / £25 for Young Alumni (matriculated in 2003 and after). Guests will be charged at the same rates.
Dress code: Seminar - smart casual; Dinner - lounge suits
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