News and updates from Balliol College

March 2018

'The last nearly seven years have been fun - and even the bits that weren’t fun were nothing if not interesting. With quite a few things done, but lots still to be done by my successor, it’s time to say farewell not to Balliol, but to the Mastership. Vivian and I look forward to continuing to explore this rich life in the Balliol family, with old and new friends alike. Floreat Domus.'
Professor Sir Drummond Bone, Master 2011-2018


Refugee scholarship awarded

Syrian refugee receives a scholarship set up by the students and supported by the whole Balliol community. READ MORE

Master's farewell video

Professor Sir Drummond Bone bids farewell to Balliol alumni on his retirement from the Mastership. WATCH VIDEO

Annual Report 2018 published

Our report on the impact of donations, with our thanks for your generosity, has been mailed to all alumni. READ ONLINE

ASN Young Investigator Award

Junior Research Fellow Gijsbert Werner has won an award for his work on evolutionary biology. READ MORE

Alan Turing Institute appointment

Professor Tom Melham (Fellow and Tutor in Computation) becomes Trustee for the University of Oxford. READ MORE

New book by Professor Adam Smyth

What was a book in early modern England? Smyth examines aspects of bibliographical culture. READ MORE


Honorary Fellow Professor Clare Grey is interviewed on BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific 

Bodleian launches an appeal for cataloguing the archive of Denis Healey (Honorary Fellow 1979-2015) 

DPhil candidate Georgina Wilson writes about John Blagrave's Mathematical Jewel (1585)

JCR votes to elect a homelessness representative

Interview with next Rhodes House Warden Elizabeth Kiss (1983)




Snow hits Torpids

Despite the weather the BCBC President says Balliol's results bode well for next term's campaign. READ MORE

Record speed for 'logic gates'

Research by DPhil student Vera Schafer and others brings realisation of quantum computers one step closer. READ MORE

Oxford wins finance competition

MBA student Anders Smedsrud was in the Oxford team that won an MBA-level buyout case competition. READ MORE

Hilary sporting successes

Balliol students achieved at college and University level in sports including rugby, swimming and powerlifting. READ MORE


Youngest ever Clifford G. Schull Fellow

Matthew Ryder (2013) has been awarded a fellowship at a world-leading US neutron science facility. READ MORE


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
Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Sunday 6 May 2018
Balliol Garden Party

Saturday 13 April 2018
Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

Saturday 21 April 2018
Holywell Manor Festival

Friday 27 April 2018
Dawkins Award Lecture
Museum of Natural History, Oxford

Wednesday 25 April 2018
The NHS and the Future of Social Care
Royal Institution, London

Saturday 23 June 2018
1990-1992 Gaudy
Balliol College

Friday 28 September 2018
1996-1999 Gaudy
Balliol College


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