News and updates from Balliol College

November 2017

'This is my fourth year at Oxford, but my first as a member of Balliol. Being away from my home in the States on Thanksgiving has never been easy, but this year I attended the MCR’s Thanksgiving dinner. Students of all nationalities planned, cooked and ate a holiday meal together – complete with a turkey! I always knew Balliol’s postgraduate community was special, but I only fully understood after watching fellow students spend hours cooking American dishes they’d never eaten, let alone prepared.'
Stephanie Kelley (2017), MSt English (1830-1914)


New Master takes oath

Dame Helen Ghosh made a declaration to the Visitor that she would perform the duties of her office. READ MORE

Master's Retirement Tea

Heads of House, Current Members and College staff joined the Master for a tea to mark his retirement. READ MORE

Repairs at the Boathouse

Fire damage and a very big bump have necessitated repairs down at the Boathouse. READ MORE

Top democracy award

Balliol researchers have won the NDI W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award for a social media project. READ MORE

Artist's daughter visits painting

Richard Eurich's daughter came to Balliol to see The Garden Quad in Wartime for the first time. READ MORE

Award for water re-use research

Professor Robert Field (Lubbock Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science) has won an APEX award. READ MORE


Nadia Hilliard (Junior Research Fellow in the Social Sciences) gives a podcast about truth and post-truth in American government

Daniel Butt (Robert Maxwell Fellow and Tutor in Political Theory) discusses how you decide when a statue must fall

Vicky Neale (Whitehead Lecturer in Mathematics and Supernumerary Fellow) blogs on how credit on a research project is assigned

The Gender and Authority project supported by the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute has a new podcast


Tell us what you think  

Please share your thoughts about Balliol - what you love, what we could do better - by taking part in our survey. READ MORE

Portrait in diversity exhibition

A portrait by Emily Carrington Freeman (2013) is in a new exhibition celebrating Oxford's diversity. READ MORE

Albert Medal for Robin Murray (1959)

The Royal Society of Arts posthumously awarded the medal for Murray's work in social innovation. READ MORE


CompSci student in global contest

Andrei-Costin Constantinescu is through to the European phase of a programming competition. READ MORE

Russian Twitter discovery

Postgrad Yin Yin Lu has discovered Russian Twitter accounts attempting to influence the Brexit vote. READ MORE


Saturday 2 December 2017  
Younger Society Dinner
Balliol College

Thursday 7 December 2017  
136th Varsity Match and 31st Women's Varsity Match
Twickenham Stadium

Tuesday 12 December 2017
Oxford University Wind Orchestra concert
Riverside Church, New York

6 March 2018
BMS Wurtman Seminars
Balliol College

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

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

Gaudies 2018
Balliol College
See all Gaudy dates for 2018


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