News and updates from Balliol College

September 2017

'Summer is discernibly over in Oxford, but the upside of that is that the new academic year is just about to kick into gear. After a summer of preparations, College is just days away from receiving its latest intake of keen, wide-eyed Freshers. Just as there are new beginnings, stories are also coming to an end: this year's finalists are about to start their last year on Broad Street, with the outside world beckoning.'
Freddy Potts (2013, BA History), JCR Vice-President


Oxford is best university in the world

Oxford retains its No. 1 spot in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. READ MORE

September Open Day

Prospective applicants poured into Balliol for the third Open Day of the year to meet our tutors and students. READ MORE

Opportunity for a refugee student

Can you help us find talented refugee applicants for the Balliol Students' Scholarship 2018? READ MORE

Recognition of Distinction award

Elena Lombardi (Fellow and Tutor in Italian) has been made a Professor of Italian Literature. READ MORE

Appointment for Professor Burton

Balliol Fellow Professor Martin Burton has been elected as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing BoardREAD MORE


Kate Kettle (2007 and former Outreach Officer) writes on what can be done to improve outcomes for black students

Paul Shrimpton (1977) has created a website about Newman's Idea of a University


US Department of Energy award

Alessandro Tricoli (2002) has been selected for an Early Career Award in High Energy Physics. READ MORE

Scottish performance

A composition by Ned Bigham (1985) was performed at the Edinburgh International Festival. READ MORE


Gaudy dates for 2018

The dates for all next year's Gaudies - a chance to reconnect with tutors and friends - are now online. READ MORE


Tuesday 10 October 2017
Lunch for pre-1945 matriculands 
Balliol College

Tuesday 17 October 2017 NEW
Balliol in New York

Thursday 19 October 2017 NEW
Balliol in San Francisco

Monday 23 October 2017
Balliol in Hong Kong  

Tuesday 24 October 2017
Entrepreneurs Evening: Health, Science and Entrepreneurship  

Wednesday 25 October 2017 NEW
Balliol in Singapore

Friday-Saturday 3-4 November NEW
Two Johns Dinner and The Morning After 
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