News and updates from Balliol College

December 2017

'It's the end of another Michaelmas Term again. It's been busy as always, with the students going home on holiday. Then there was a rush of new faces arriving for admissions, many of them - like the porters - having struggled to get here in the snow. We look forward to seeing some of them here next year.'  
Alain Hunt, Lodge Porter


Library Christmas quiz

Teams from all common rooms pitted their wits against each other in the first ever Library quiz. Want to try some seasonal questions? READ MORE

Manuscript acquisition

Balliol has acquired a manuscript by the literary critic A.C. Bradley (1868) of his lecture on inspiration. READ MORE

Major EU grant for engineering project

Professor Jin-Chong Tan has been awarded a €2.4 ERC grant for research into advanced materials. READ MORE


Five Balliol greats feature in Oxford Today's obituaries for 2017

Former Master Andrew Graham discusses Europeaum's new Scholars Programme in a video  

Will the internet of things set us free or lock us up? Review of Professor Philip Howard's new book

Interview with New Statesman special correspondent Stephen Bush (2008)



Student sings in charity single

First-year undergraduate Tom Pigram is one of the Oxford students in Out of the Blue's Christmas single. LISTEN NOW


Let your voice be heard

Many thanks to all alumni who have sent us their views.If you haven't done our survey yet, please do. TAKE PART 


Saturday 17 March 2018 
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Balliol College

Saturday 23 June 2018
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Saturday 25 September 2018
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Friday 16 February 2018
Master's Seminar in Geneva
Société de Lecture, Geneva

Tuesday 6 March 2018
BMS Wurtman Seminars
Balliol College

Friday-Saturday 16-18 March 2018
Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend in Europe
Rome, Italy

Friday-Saturday 6-7 April 2018
Oxford North American Alumni Weekend
San Francisco, CA 

Saturday 7 April 2018
Balliol in San Francisco
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Saturday 21 April 2018
Holywell Manor Festival 


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