News and updates from Balliol College

January 2019

'Early January is a pivotal point in undergraduate admissions, as we send out letters to the many applicants who went through admissions interviews in December. It’s the culmination of months of hard work by academic and office staff, and by the many current students who help look after applicants while they are here. For some there will be disappointment, for others it’s the start of a conversation stretching through to when their school exam results are released in August, and hopefully into their arrival as Freshers in October.'

Sebastian Shimeld, Fellow and Tutor in Zoology, and Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions


Death of Professor Paul Streeten 

The College mourns the loss of the eminent economist who inspired generations of students. READ MORE

Poster prize for EngSci student

DPhil student Barbara Souza has won a prize at the most important international conference in her field. READ MORE

Distinguished Paper Award

Ohad Kammar credits his Career Development Fellowship in helping him achieve a CompSci award. READ MORE

Commission on Adult Education

The Master chairs a new commission, 100 years after a Balliol Master led the 1919 adult education committee. READ MORE

ERC Consolidator Grant

Former Balliol Junior Research Fellow Tom Douglas has been awarded a prestigious ERC grant. READ MORE


Interview with Prisons Minister Rory Stewart (1992)

'This is the year we must act', argues Professor of Globalisation and Development Ian Goldin

Podcast: director of the OU Careers Service talks about benefits for Oxford alumni

Audio: the Master in conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury at the University Church

Obituary for William Field (1981)

Lawyer of the week: David Hooper (1967) who acted for Jasvinder Sanghera in peer sex claims case
[We apologise for giving an incorrect link last month]


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


New Year Honours 

The Queen has recognised four Old Members in her New Years honours list 2019. READ MORE

'North Macedonia' success

The Prespa Agreement is the result of years of mediation by UN representative Matt Nimetz (1960). READ MORE

News and Notes: new date

This year we'll need your news by Easter, as News and Notes is on the move. 

NERC Award for Societal Impact

Professor Paul Williams (1995) has won a prize for making flights safer and smoother. READ MORE

University of Sydney appointments

Tim Soutphommasane (2004) and Frances Flanagan (2005) have been awarded Fellowships. READ MORE


Saturday 23 February 2019
Snell Dinner

Friday 8 March 2019
Greville Smith Society

Friday 8 March 2019
Women's Network Reception

Friday-Sunday 22-24 March 2019
Meeting Minds in Asia: Alumni Weekend
Tokyo, Japan

Friday 12 April 2019
Gaudy for the Years 2006-2009

Friday 12 April 2019
Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

Wednesday 24 April 2019
The Master's Lunch

Saturday 29 June 2019
Balliol Ball

Friday 5 July 2019
Gaudy for the Years 1980-1983

Saturday 21 September 2019
Balliol Society Dinner

Friday-Saturday 27-28 September 2019
Balliol Women: 40 Years On

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