News and updates from Balliol College

April 2018

'I’m sitting in the Master’s Study, looking out at the copper beech coming into leaf and the newly returned students sitting on the lawns in the sunshine. I’m at the end of my third week here, and I’ve just about solved the main challenge of any new job: how to get the IT to work. I’m also discovering some of the many things that are special about Balliol. During the University alumni weekend in San Francisco in my first week, I met a very impressive and friendly group of Balliol alumni. Back in College, the staff, Fellows and students have all been enormously welcoming. And the tulips are looking splendid!  

Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Master


New undergraduate admissions video

Our new video aims to encourage applications from people in groups under-represented at Oxford. WATCH VIDEO

TED talk on the future of work

‘Will machines replace humans?’ Daniel Susskind (Career Development Fellow in Economics) discusses. HEAR TALK

Groundbreaking ceremony

First ground was broken on a project that will deliver 223 new undergraduate and postgraduate rooms. READ MORE

Royal Society appointment

Fellow and Professor Brian Foster OBE FRS has become Vice-President of the Royal Society. READ MORE

Benefactors' names unveiled

New names have been added to the Major Benefactors’ Plaque in the Library Passage. READ MORE


Derek Wax (1980) was executive producer of BBC1's Troy: the Fall of a City


Undergraduate of the Year finalist 

Linh Pham Thi reached the finals of the Female Undergraduate of the Year award, sponsored by Rolls Royce. READ MORE

Holywell Manor Festival

Graduate students, Fellows and alumni gathered at the Manor for a programme of talks and discussion. READ MORE


The Elephant in the Room

Explore Balliol’s historic collections with everyone’s favourite pachyderm, the elephant. Family friendly with trail and activities included. Exhibition launch 7 May 2018; other open days over the summer. READ MORE


Sunday 6 May 2018
Balliol Garden Party SOLD OUT
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Saturday 26 May 2018  
Lubbock Luncheon
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Saturday 26 May 2018  
Summer VIIIs Dinner
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Saturday 23 June 2018
1990-1992 Gaudy
Balliol College

Friday 28 September 2018
1996-1999 Gaudy
Balliol College

7 September 2018 
Reconstructing Nicholas Crouch
Balliol Historic Collections Centre


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