News and updates from Balliol College

July 2018

'It's been a busy couple of months, with two Taster Days - for Physics and Philosophy and for English - followed by the Open Days, which saw our biggest footfall ever: over 4,500 prospective applicants visited. Now we're gearing up for the residential part of the Floreat access programme, when 40 year-12 students from state schools in Hertfordshire will come to Balliol for tutorials run by our tutors and graduates, based on essays they have submitted, and visit departments for sessions providing specialist advice on making applications.'
Pravahi Osman, David Freeman Outreach Officer


Emeritus Fellow John Prest dies

Balliol mourns the loss of former history tutor John Prest, who died on 3 July 2018DETAILS OF MEMORIAL SERVICE

OxLibris visit

Some young visitors came to Balliol Library to learn information skills as part of the OxLibris scheme. READ MORE

Innovation Award for water pump

Former Research Fellow David Clifton's team has won a Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Award. READ MORE

Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointment

Chas Bountra (Lecturer in Physiology 1988-1991) has been appointed a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. READ MORE

What's going on at the Master's Field?

The first of the student accommodation blocks is going up, made of a new sustainable material. READ MORE

Nicholas Crouch Research Day

The Library is hosting an event to explore directions for future research on Crouch’s 17th-century library. READ MORE


Robyn Williams (Visiting Fellow 1995-1996), Turmoil: Letters from the Brink (New South Publishing, 2018)

Geoff Mulgan (1979), Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World (Princeton University Press, 2017)

David Kinloch (1982), In Search of Dustie-Fute (Carcanet, 2017)

If you would like us to mention any significant work published this year or last, please contact Anne Askwith.


New Fellows of the British Academy

Professor Ian Rumfitt (1983) and Professor Samir Okasha (1989) are among the new elections. READ MORE

Last call for News and Notes 

Send your news for the Annual Record 2018 before Friday 3 August and you'll be just in time. SEND YOUR NEWS


Young Alumni Social 

Come along to this summer's Young Alumni Social at the Draft House, Paddington! REGISTER HERE


Wednesday 15 August 2018
Young Alumni Social NEW
The Draft House, London

Tuesday 11 September 2018 NEW
Balliol in Hong Kong
The China Club, Hong Kong

Friday 14 September 2018 NEW
Balliol in Singapore
The home of Jim Rogers (1964) 

Friday-Saturday 15-16 September 2018
Balliol Society Weekend
Balliol College

Friday-Sunday 14-16 September 2018
Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Saturday 28 September 2018
1996-1999 Gaudy
Balliol College

Saturday 1 December 2018
Younger Society Dinner
Balliol College

Tuesday 6 December 2018
Varsity Matches


'Gleaming after £175,000 clean-up': praise for Balliol's newly restored façade

Tribute to the late Michael Collins Persse (1950)  

Interview with Bodley's Librarian and Balliol Fellow Richard Ovenden

TLS review of de Gaulle biography by politics Fellow Sudhir Hazareesingh

Podcast on research into youth health by Rebecca Hodes (2004)

Video of Balliol Medical Society Q&A session on Mad to be Normal film

The best books on Belgium, by history Fellow Martin Conway  


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