News and updates from Balliol College

October 2017

'I have recently taken up my post as a CDF in Spanish. Settling in would normally need time but that hasn't been the case at Balliol: I have only been immersed in College life for a couple of weeks but it seems as if I have always lived in this incredibly welcoming community. I endeavour to remember the names and disciplines of all the Fellows in the SCR – in the hope of not mixing them up – and to become familiar with the College’s vocabulary and acronyms. I enjoy the beautiful gardens and, above all, I feel extremely privileged to teach my students.'
Diana Berruezo-Sánchez, Career Development Fellow in Modern Languages


Portrait of the Master unveiled

A portrait commissioned to mark the Master's retirement has been unveiled and hung in Hall. READ MORE

Chaplain comments on JCR motion

Following the JCR's resolution of the Christian Union issue, Revd Bruce Kinsey comments. READ MORE

Europaeum's 25th anniversary

The Europaeum announces its Scholars Programme at its 25th anniversary dinner at Balliol. READ MORE

Old Members support Balliol students

Thank you to all who gave generously in response to calls from Balliol students in the latest telethon. READ MORE

The Annual Record 2017 is here!

Copies have been mailed and you can see it online using this password:
Annualrecord_2017Balliol. READ ONLINE


Maths Fellow Vicky Neale writes in the New Scientist about the riddle of prime numbers

Obituary of early rock 'n' roll TV producer Jack Good (1952)

Politics Fellow Sudhur Hazareesingh is interviewed on Napoleon's legend


In order to better understand and deliver what matters most to Balliol alumni, we'll soon be inviting you to take part in our alumni survey.

More details will follow soon – we look forward to hearing what you think!


Student wins journalism competition

Graduate student Jessica Gorrill is one of the winners of the Naturejobs science journalism competition. READ MORE

Teaching awards for maths students

Graduate students Jamie Beacom and Chris Nicholls have won Departmental Tutor/TATeaching Awards. READ MORE


Oxford's 20th Savilian Professor

Professor Dame Frances Kirwan (1981) is the first woman to be elected to the historic maths chair. READ MORE

British Academy Medal

Professor Martin McLaughlin (1973) has been awarded the BA's Serena Medal for Italian Literature. READ MORE

Fulbright Scholar Award

Andrew Paverd (2011) has won a postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar Award in Cyber Security.  READ MORE


Tuesday 7 November 2017
Anand Menon Lecture
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Saturday 11 November 2017
Balliol Medical Society Annual Dinner 
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Thursday 16 November 2017
Usborne Dinner
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Saturday 2 December 2017  
Younger Society Dinner
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Thursday 7 December 2017  
136th Varsity Match and 31st Women's Varsity Match
Twickenham Stadium

All Gaudy dates for 2018
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