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It's the summer vacation - On the 16 September Balliol threw open its doors for our third Open Day of the summer welcoming over 1,000 prospective applicants, teachers and parents. Visitors were treated to tours of the college from our current undergraduate volunteers, attended subject talks with tutors and left with a copy of our college prospectus, JCR bookmark and course outlines, all carried out in branded Balliol bags which acted as a walking advertisement for the College all over Oxford. READ MORE
Kate Kettle, The David Freeman Outreach and Student Support Officer
New scholarship for a refugee student Balliol College encourages applications for its new Balliol Students’ Scholarship which is open to refugees wishing to study for an undergraduate degree commencing in October 2017. READ MORE
Collegiate system contributes to Oxford's No. 1 ranking in the world Oxford University has been ranked first among the global universities, and considers the collegiate system to lie at the heart of its success. READ MORE
First Chinese Rhodes Scholar at Balliol One of the first Rhodes Scholars ever to come from China is to join Balliol. READ MORE
Student wins Sir Peter Morris Prize in Surgery Balliol clinical student Jamie Mawhinney (2012) has won a surgery prize named after Sir Peter Morris, Emeritus Fellow. READ MORE
Restoration of two Chapel windows begins Work has begun on the restoration of two stained glass windows on the north side of the Chapel. READ MORE
Australian Law Award Congratulations to Dominique Hogan-Doran (1994) on winning Barrister of the Year award in the 2016 Australian Law Awards. READ MORE
Descendants of Master A.L. Smith celebrate anniversary Around 120 descendants of A.L. Smith (Master of Balliol 1916-1924) gathered at Balliol on 25 September to celebrate 100 years since his election as Master. READ MORE
First bictoin donation Balliol has received its first donation from an Old Member in bitcoin - possibly the first bitcoin donation in the collegiate University. READ MORE
READ AGAIN: DEMOCRACY & SOCIETY
People-powered politics We live in a democratic society where we have the right to vote and freedom of speech but in which the actual amount of power we have – our ability as individuals to make any significant change – is minimal. Floreat Domus 2011 READ MORE
26th Annual Meeting of the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors On 15 September Balliol hosted the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors for dinner as part of their 26th annual meeting. READ MORE
Balliol Entrepreneurs Evening Thursday 26 January London
Greville Smith Society Lunch Friday 17 March - New date Balliol College
Jowett Bicentenary Weekend Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 March Balliol College
Gaudy for the years 2003-2005 Saturday 8 April - New date Balliol College
The Master's Lunch Wednesday 19 April Balliol College
Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Friday 21 April Frilford Heath Golf Club
The Varsity Matches 2016 Balliol alumni tickets are now available for the 135th Varsity Match and the 30th Women’s Varsity Match at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 8 December. READ MORE
RESEARCH AND PROJECTS
An electric car may be dirtier than a petrol one Professor Jason Hill, one of Balliol’s visiting Oliver Smithies Lecturers, has demonstrated that an electric car may be dirtier than a petrol one. READ MORE
Biological relativity: new book by Denis Noble Denis Noble (Emeritus Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology), is to publish a new book, Dance to the Tune of Life: Biological Relativity. READ MORE
Nicholas Crouch Library project begins A Library project has begun to make an important early printed book collection accessible through cataloguing and conservation. READ MORE
PUBLICATIONS BY OLD MEMBERS
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