News and updates from Balliol College

January 2018

'It’s a Thursday in Hilary Term and I have just finished my work for the evening. Today has been super busy with labs, lectures, tutes and meetings – as the JCR VP, I’ve recently learnt how much the College does behind the scenes for us students! I’m tired but I feel a sense of accomplishment. I am now staring out the window, thoughtfully munching on a biscuit and wondering why about 100 people are walking down Jowett Walk whilst playing bagpipes . . . Only in Oxford - it’s good to be back!'
Charlotte Lee (2016), BA Medical Sciences


Interview with the incoming Master

Dame Helen Ghosh talks about studying history, her career, and what she would like to do at Balliol in an interview with her alma mater. READ MORE

Balliol hosts Europaeum Scholars

A programme aiming to engage academic thinking with the challenges facing Europe has been launched. READ MORE

Visit from Tsinghua University

Chinese students at Balliol helped welcome a group of students from Tsinghua's Xinya College. READ MORE


Off to the World Finals

CompSci student Andrei-Costin Constantinescu will represent Oxford in a global competition. READ MORE


Professor Seamus Perry is interviewed by postgrad student Stephanie Kelley (2017) about the poet Coleridge

Postgrad student Lisa-Marie Neudert (2016) talks to the BBC World Service about 'Fixing Facebook'

Podcast of a lecture at Balliol by Alex Popescu (1994): 'Soviet Supermen and the Autistic State' 

For the first time, Oxford admits more women than men

Peter Tufano (Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School) considers what lessons the Trump presidency offers business students


Tuesday 6 February 2018
Professor Lauren Stewart (1994), Inaugural Lecture: Music of the Hemispheres
Goldsmiths College, London

Friday 13 April 2018
Old Members are encouraged to sign up for the Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. For details, please email Chris Jelley.


First female Warden of Rhodes House

Elizabeth Kiss (1983) is to be the next Warden of Rhodes House and the first woman in the role. READ MORE

New Year Honours

Balliol alumni have received awards in the 2018 New Year Honours List. 

Good news for elephants?

Research led by Lucy King (2005) could be significant for endangered Asian elephants. READ MORE

Légion d’Honneur award

David Gibling (1941) was given France's highest honour for his war service, shortly after he died aged 94. READ MORE


Friday 16 February 2018
Master's Seminar in Geneva
Société de Lecture, Geneva

Tuesday 6 March 2018
BMS Wurtman Seminars
Balliol College

Friday-Saturday 16-18 March 2018
Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend in Europe
Rome, Italy

Saturday 17 March 2018
1992-1995 Gaudy
Balliol College

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

Saturday 21 April 2018
Holywell Manor Festival 


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