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It's Seventh Week - Term has been incredibly busy for me since I became Treasurer this year. While it can be stressful juggling my academic work with my new role, I have found it immensely satisfying to be so involved with the JCR , from successfully negotiating rent charges, to experimenting in Pantry, resulting in a sell-out curry night (complete with homemade chapatis!).
Zachary Leather (2015), BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Promotion for Balliol Football Club The Balliol Football Club’s men’s first XI have been promoted to the Premier Division following an excellent season. READ MORE
Balliol Professor has been awarded 2017 George Pólya Prize Professor Nick Trefethen (Professor of Numerical Analysis and Professorial Fellow) has been awarded the prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. READ MORE
Balliol alumna appointed the first female head of the Metropolitan Police We warmly congratulate Cressida Dick (1979) on her appointment as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. READ MORE
Balliol graduate student wins place at the Royal Veterinary College Sophie Avery (2009) has gained a place on the competitive Accelerated Graduate Entry Veterinary Medicine Programme. READ MORE
Balliolite wins British Council Study UK Alumni Awards Bilge Demirkoz (2004), Associate Professor in High Energy Physics at METU (Ankara), has won the British Council’s Professional Achievement Award for Turkey. READ MORE
Michael Williams honoured in New Year Honours List 2017 We apologise for omitting Michael Williams (1975) from the list of Old Members who received awards in the New Year Honours List. READ MORE
READ AGAIN: 50 YEARS OF UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
Edward Mortimer (1962) and Simon Woods (2008) recollect their experiences participating on the much-loved programme. Don't forget to watch Balliol compete against the University of Birmingham on 6 March. READ HERE
BOOK: JOWETT BICENTENARY SEMINAR & DINNER Don't forget to book for an opportunity to hear the Vice-Chancellor's talk. Booking closes on Wednesday 1 March. READ MORE
Vicky Neale explores the beauty in mathematics Vicky Neale (Whitehead Lecturer in Mathematics and Supernumerary Fellow) explains the importance of enjoying the beauty of the subject. READ MORE
Professor Karma Nabulsi leads project on Palestinian history Professor Karma Nabulsi (1989), Associate Professor in Politics at St Edmund Hall, helped create a web platform providing vital documentation for studying Palestinian history. READ MORE
WATCH: Professor Charles Spence on sound and taste Professor Charles Spence (1988), Professor of Experimental Psychology and Fellow of Somerville, speaks on the link between sound and taste. WATCH HERE
LISTEN: Professor David Macdonald on lions in north Africa Professor David Macdonald (JRF 1976-1979), Professor of Wildlife Conservation at LMH, discusses whether there were ever lions in Egypt. LISTEN HERE
Oxford University experts discuss 'Dr Victoria Frankenstein' Professor Karen O’Brien, Head of Oxford’s Humanities Division, and Professor Fiona Stafford, Professor of English at Somerville, explore the significance of casting a woman as Dr Frankenstein for the stage. READ MORE
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