News and updates from Balliol College                                                                    

March 2020

'Balliol remains open to students who cannot leave Oxford due to medical advice, travel constraints, or family circumstance. We currently have about 100 students with us, across all our sites. Fellows and staff able to work from home have been asked to do so. This means we are providing only skeleton services to the students who remain with us, but I have sent a very clear message to them that "we are here if you need us". The University has decided that teaching, classes, lectures and examinations will take place online. We may have a Trinity Term with no or very few students in residence, which will be a very odd experience for all of us! But the College has already significantly improved its use of technology in order to function, so we are well placed to respond to this challenge.' 

Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Master of Balliol

 Read the full version of the Master's message to the global Balliol community


Refurbished Lodge

Following extensive refurbishment, the Lodge at Broad Street reopened. Now it has an open-plan design and provides an improved working environment for the Porters. Read more

Mauritian honour

Politics Fellow Sudhir Hazareesingh (1981) has been appointed a GCSK, the highest distinction in the Mauritian awards system. Read more

Cozzarelli Prize

Maths Fellow Derek Moulton's paper on bivalve shells has been recognised for its ‘exceptional scientific achievement, originality, and innovation’. Read more

Centenary concert

The Master held a private concert to celebrate the centenary of Balliol composer Geoffrey Bush (1938), featuring Balliol performers. Read more

Order of Australia

Former Fellow Robyn Williams was appointed an AO in the Australia Day honours. Read more

Impact Report 2020

The report celebrates the difference that the support of so many Old Members and friends makes to the lives of Balliol students and academics. Read online

Online lectures

A webinar on prime numbers with Maths tutor Vicky Neale is the first of our new series of online events for alumni. See forthcoming events

Dinner for Balliol women

JCR Women's Officer Emily Reed reflects on her Hilary Term, including a formal dinner in Hall for JCR and MCR and alumnae. Read more

'Post-Brexit Britain's future with Asia is unclear': David Vines (Emeritus Fellow)

Obituary: Professor Donald Russell (1939)

A poem for our times: Carmen Bugan (2000)

'Why we need worst-case thinking to prevent pandemics': Toby Ord (2003)

Covid-19 draft modelling results: Oxford team includes Robert Paton (2015 and College Lecturer) 


David R. Watson (1953), ‘Clemenceau, vu d'Angleterre’ in La Pensée Politique de Clemenceau, eds. Sylvie Brodziak et Samuel Tomei (CNRS editions, 2020)

Emmanuel Kattan (1990), L'attrapeur d'âmes (Lémeac Éditeur, 2019)

Judith Wrubel Levy (1991) (publishing as Judith Deborah), RosalindSoup to Nuts, and A Falling Knife (reissue) (Plimsoll Press, 2019)

Rahul Rao (2001), Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Andrew Whitby (2007), The Sum of the People: How the Census Has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age (Basic Books, 2020)

If you would like us to mention any significant work published this year or last, please contact Anne AskwithPreviously submitted publications are listed here.
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