News and updates from Balliol College

September 2018

'After a busy summer looking after conference business, the Balliol Society weekend heralds the start of the new academic term. It’s great to see Old Members return to College, and nice this year to see some new faces amongst the crowd too. Behind the scenes the weekend is a busy one for the Front of House team. Meeting rooms need to be set up, silver needs to be collected from the safe and polished, there’s wine to be stood, linen to be pressed and then the main event: the grand dinner in Hall. It’s a full-on day, but when at the end a guest stops you to say that they’ve had a wonderful evening, it’s all worth it - and after all, where else but Balliol would you get to try fig-leaf ice cream?’
Greg Butler, Front of House Manager


Oxford is ranked no. 1 in world  

In the Times Higher Education world rankings, Oxford keeps its top spot through the quality of its research, teaching and innovation. READ MORE

First accommodation block is up

A time lapse video shows how Block A at the Master's Field site -  which will provide new rooms for students - has progressed. READ MORE

Catalogue tells Nicholas Crouch story

A new exhibition catalogue explores the remarkable 17th-century book collection Nicholas Crouch bequeathed to Balliol and the recent work on it. READ MORE


Oxford''s new £50m physics building is opened by Sir Tim Berners-Lee

YouTube video by Stephanie Kelley (2014) on studying for her MSt in English

Surgeon-author Atul Gawande (1987) talks about limits of being mortal

Times interview with Bankim Thanki, QC (1982)  


Nearly 40% of finalists achieve firsts

Out of 92 students who earned their undergraduate degrees this summer, 35 achieved firsts, keeping Balliol in the top ten of the college rankings. READ MORE


£25m funding for Genomics

A company founded by Professor Peter Donnelly (1980) will use the funding to develop the use of genetic information in drugs. READ MORE

Your alumni benefits

Access to Oxford library services, discounts at shops and restaurants: are you aware of all the benefits you can enjoy as an Old Member? READ MORE


Friday 9 November 2018  
Medical Society Dinner and Seminar
Balliol College

Thursday 15 November 2018
Usborne Dinner
Reform Club, London

Saturday 1 December 2018  
Younger Society Dinner
Balliol College

Tuesday 6 December 2018
Varsity Matches


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