News and updates from Balliol College

April 2017

'It’s first week of Trinity Term and the Library is already full of students revising hard for exams. We’re on hand to make sure students have all the books they need (sometimes even getting new books the day they are requested), to help with research and to keep everything tidy so that there’s always space to study; but we also provide diversions such as squash and biscuit sessions to help relieve the stress.'
James Howarth (Acting Librarian)


Master's Field Project goes ahead

Over 200 study bedrooms for students will be built, now that planning permission has been granted. READ MORE

Seeking a new Outreach Officer

We need an enterprising person with a passion for widening access to Oxford to take forward Balliol's outreach strategy. READ MORE

Prize to honour Sir Christopher Bayly

The Royal Asiatic Society is establishing a prize in memory of Professor Sir Christopher Bayly (Honorary Fellow 2014-2015). READ MORE


OM embarks on Listening Pilgrimage

Christy Hawkins (1997) is walking from London to Iona, in order to meet refugee communities and to listen to opinions about migration. READ MORE


Telethon success

Thank you to over 250 Old Members who made a gift to the College after talking to current Balliol students in the March 2017 telethon. READ MORE


Sudhir Hazareesingh (Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Politics) writes on the French election

Achim Steiner (Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow) is to head UN Development Programme 

Paul Newman (1991) is interviewed on driverless cars


Balliol wins University Challenge

'It is humbling to think we are the first Balliol team to go the full distance,' say the winning team. READ MORE

Choir tour to Sicily

In the Easter vacation the Balliol choir went to Sicily, where they sang in concerts and church services.

Awards for 'most promising' scientist 

DPhil student Matthew Ryder has received the British Zeolite Association Founders’ Award 2017 and an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship. READ MORE

Nasa Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Astrophysicist Ben Pope has been awarded a Fellowship to undertake a research project called ‘Finding Planets around Naked-Eye Stars’. READ MORE

Balliol wins hockey Cuppers

The mixed hockey team beat Worcester in the final on penalty flicks after a 4-4 tie. READ MORE


Saturday 6 May
Balliol Ball
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Saturday 27 May
Summer Eights Dinner
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Saturday 24 June
Gaudy for the years 1987-1989
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Saturday-Sunday 16-17 September
Balliol Society Weekend
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