News and updates from Balliol College

February 2018

'In other places an early morning walk by the river might be a peaceful and solitary affair. Not in Oxford, and particularly not in the week before Torpids. The river is busy with dozens of crews preparing for bumps racing. Some are adding final touches to their starts, others find room among the throng of boats to practise a race-pace piece. Six of these crews represent Balliol, three each for women and men. Our rowers are going into Torpids with high aspirations, hoping that their hard work will pay off.'
Jonathan Martin (2015, BA Medical Sciences), President of the Balliol College Boat Club


Master's Field Project: building begins

With site preparation now complete, the building of more rooms for students and other facilities is starting. READ MORE

Right Hon Sir Henry Brooke CMG PC

The College mourns the loss of Honorary Fellow Sir Henry Brooke (1957), who died on 30 January 2018. READ MORE

Gift to the Jewish community

When the Oxford Jewish congregration needed a new ark, Balliol's Chaplain led the colleges in offering help. READ MORE

Science in Action

Two Balliol engineers working on 'smart materials' gave a live demonstration from their lab on BBC radio. READ MORE


Interview with Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick (1979)

Balliol is among the colleges who have contributed to the expansion of the Target Oxbridge scheme for black teenagers

Former Balliol Junior Research Fellow Professor David MacDonald has been named as a global finalist for an award for conservation excellence  

Philip Howard (Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute) and postgrad student Lisa-Maria Neudert (and others) have published a report on fake news sharing 


18 February-29 April 2018
Personal Pop - Shah Jahan: exhibition of the work of the late Shahjahan Miah (1994) 
The Hague, Netherlands


MEP presidency

Undergraduate Vikki Perijainen has been selected to be president of the Model European ParliamentREAD MORE

Prize for photo of a single atom 

DPhil student David Nadlinger won the EPSRC national science photography competition. READ MORE


British Library interview 

Crystallography expert Professor John Helliwell (1974) has contributed to BL's Oral History of Science. READ MORE

Old Members take silk

Three Balliol alumni have been appointed as Queen's Counsel on the advice of the Lord Chancellor. READ MORE


Tuesday 6 March 2018
Wurtman Seminars
Balliol College

Saturday 17 March 2018
1992-1995 Gaudy
Balliol College

Friday 23 March 2018
Edinburgh Dinner
The New Club, Edinburgh

Friday-Saturday 6-7 April 2018
Oxford North American Alumni Weekend
San Francisco, CA 

Saturday 7 April 2018
Balliol in San Francisco with
Dame Helen Ghosh

The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Sunday 6 May 2018
Balliol Garden Party

Saturday 13 April 2018
Intercollegiate Golf Tournament
(contact: Chris Jelley)

Saturday 21 April 2018
Holywell Manor Festival 


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