Balliol e-News: news and updates from Balliol College.
It’s midway through the Easter Vac. Balliol is looking beautiful – there are yellow daffodils everywhere! I am feeling exhausted, though satisfied, by what I’ve achieved this term; I successfully submitted my undergraduate coursework (including my thesis) a fortnight ago, a feat which was both challenging and stressful. However, the feelings of joy and relief that were felt by all upon submission are unbeatable, and it was lovely to celebrate with fellow finalists.
Rachael Ince-Kitson (2014), BA History
Master to retire Professor Sir Drummond Bone (1968) has announced that he intends to retire at the end of this year. READ MORE
Chapel windows restored Two Chapel windows have been restored to their places following conservation work on the stained glass. READ MORE
LISTEN: Podcast about Nicholas Crouch's 17th-century books Professor Adam Smyth (Professor of English Literature and the History of the Book) talks to cataloguer Lucy Kelsall and book conservator Nikki Tomkins about the library of Nicholas Crouch. LISTEN HERE
OBITUARIES: Revd Numata and Professor Horowitz We were very saddened to learn of the deaths of Revd Toshihide Numata (Chairman of Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai) and Professor Elliott Horowitz (Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer 2015-2016). READ MORE ABOUT REVD NUMATA
Associé étranger of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres Professor Christopher Jones (1958) has been elected Associé étranger of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, one of the five academies of the Institut de France. READ MORE
Inspiring Leader Award Professor Karma Nabulsi (1989), Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations and Fellow at St Edmund Hall, has received one of the Guardian’s University Awards 2017. READ MORE
Boldness in Business Award Professor Paul Newman (1991) has won an innovation award for his work as the co-founder of Oxbotica. READ MORE
Orwell Prize Fellowship We warmly congratulate Carmen Bugan (2000) on being made a Fellow of the prestigious Orwell Prize. READ MORE
READ AGAIN: TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN
Thomas Wide (2010) reports on the progress of a cultural and arts charity based in Afghanistan. READ HERE
BOOK: Balliol at the Boat Race Don't miss out on cheering on the Dark Blues this weekend, especially as two Balliol women will be racing on the day. READ MORE
Jowett Bicentenary Seminar & Dinner On 18 March, alumni and friends of Balliol joined the Master and speakers for a seminar celebrating the impact that Balliol has made on Oxford. READ MORE
WATCH: University Challenge Balliol will compete against the University of Edinburgh on 3 April in the semi-finals, having beaten the University of Birmingham and Corpus Christi, Oxford, in the quarter-finals. WATCH HERE
Balliol Blues Caroline Ward (2014), who captained the victorious women's Varsity football team, is one of several Balliol students representing Oxford this year. READ MORE
Rowing blades for W2 in Torpids Balliol’s second women’s boat got blades (their second set in three years) and have moved up into division four. READ MORE
Muslim News Excellence Award Mehrunisha Suleman (2013), reading for a DPhil in Population Health, received the Muslim News Ibn Sina Award, which recognises those who excel in and promote health issues. READ MORE
'Cuppers miracle' for Mixed Hockey After a long losing streak last year, Balliol beat Christ Church 7-0, winning a place in the 2017 Cuppers final. READ MORE
PUBLICATIONS BY OLD MEMBERS
If you would like us to mention in this section any significant work published this year or last, please contact Tara Heuze.
Professor Robin Wilson (1962), Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen and Mark Sprevak, eds., The Turing Guide(OUP, 2017)
In inviting readers to re-read the article on University Challenge in Floreat Domus 2014, we omitted to mention that many details were subsequently updated and published in Floreat Domus 2015. We apologise to Helena Hawthorn (1998) and anyone else to whom this mistake is relevant.
We also apologise to Michael Williams (1975) for misspelling his name in the February 2017 e-News.
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