News and updates from Balliol College

May 2017

'Balliol College Boat Club had a very successful Summer Eights campaign in uncharacteristic, glorious sunshine. The club entered four men's and three women's boats. Each boat faced strong competition from the other colleges, achieving varying degrees of success in the lower divisions. The women's first boat remained in Division 1, giving hard fought performances on each day. We are especially proud of the men's first and fourth boats for winning blades! The men's first boat are the only men's first eight to win non-headship blades since the club's foundation in 1825.' 
Jonathan Martin (incoming BCBC President) 


Balliol Ball 2017

Current members, alumni and guests enjoyed a fabulous night's entertainment. READ MORE

Floreat Domus 2017

The 2017 edition is on its way to you, packed with news and features about the Balliol community. READ ONLINE

Balliol and Toynbee Hall

Balliol's links to the anti-poverty charity go back to 1884. Now Toynbee Hall seeks recollections from alumni who volunteered there. READ MORE

Keasbey Memorial Foundation

We were delighted to receive a visit from a foundation that has supported Balliol students for over 50 years. READ MORE

Podcast on the rise of Macron

Politics Fellow Sudhir Hazareesingh has done a podcast for the TLS on the French election result. READ MORE

Outstanding tutors

Two Balliol tutors were shortlisted for Oxford University Students’ Union Teaching Awards 2017. READ MORE


Interview with Balliol's University Challenge team 

Albania honours retired judge and Hon. Fellow Sir Henry Brooke (1957)

Installation of new vicar of the University Church, Revd Dr William Lamb (1988) 

'Can One Belt, One Road Revive a Liberal Global Order?' by Emeritus Fellow David Vines

Online propaganda in elections: research by Philip Howard (Professor of Internet Studies at the OII and Fellow)


Victory for athletics Blues

Two Balliol athletes were part of Oxford's decisive win against Cambridge in the 143rd Varsity Match. READ MORE

Karting champions

Balliol beat Trinity College to be crowned Cuppers champions for the fourth year running. READ MORE

Korfball winners

Balliol won Cuppers in korfball too, scoring in the last ten seconds of the 'game of all games'. READ MORE 


Kennedy Scholarship

Sam Atwell (2011) is the second Balliol person to have been awarded a Kennedy Scholarship this year. READ MORE

BAFTA nomination

Stuart Urban (1977) was nominated for a TV BAFTA as writer and executive producer of The Secret. READ MORE

1950s photography exhibition

The work of Roger Mayne (1947), noted for his photographs of Southam Street in London, is on show. READ MORE


Saturday 24 June
Gaudy for the years 1987-1989
Balliol College

Friday-Sunday 15-17 September 2017 
Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend

Saturday-Sunday 16-17 September
Balliol Society Weekend
Balliol College

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


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