News and updates from Balliol College

June 2019

'My last term at Balliol has been a whirlwind of emotions. I sat my final exams in fourth week and then just like that, it was all over! The support of my tutors during my time here has been incredible, and I enjoyed celebrating with them and my fellow Balliol English finalists at Schools Dinner. The rest of the term has included further celebration, with feelings of sadness, gratitude and excitement all rolled into the mix. To think that my time as a student has concluded is surreal – I’ll never forget it.'
Mollie Cross, 2016, BA English Language and Literature


Queen's Birthday Honours

Balliol Fellows and alumni have been recognised by the Queen in the Birthday Honours List 2019READ MORE

More offers to women

This year Balliol made a majority of its offers for undergraduate places to female students for the first time. READ MORE

Pulling the book apart

Professor Adam Smyth's new collection of essays tells the story of the components of the book. READ MORE

Deal for Oxford Chemistry group

The signing of a seven-year agreement follows a major award for a group founded by Professor O'Hare. READ MORE


Research trip to Huntington Library

DPhil student Georgina Wilson studied books that draw attention to themselves as physical objects. READ MORE

Prize for engineering project

Undergraduate Andreea-Maria Oncescu won the runner-up prize for her project at the Lubbock Lecture. READ MORE

World finalist

First-year undergraduate Stefan Constantin-Buliga represented Oxford in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest. READ MORE


Permanent Secretary appointment

Tamara Finkelstein (1986) has been appointed Permanent Secretary at Defra. READ MORE

Floreat Domus 2019

This year's Floreat Domus (sent earlier this month) includes News and Notes as a 16pp supplement. READ BOTH ONLINE  


Balliol Women: 40 Years On

The programme and list of speakers for the September alumnae weekend are now available. BOOK ONLINE


5 July 2019  
Gaudy for the Years 1980-1983

Tuesday 13 August 2019
Young Alumni Summer Party

Friday-Saturday 21 September 2019  
Balliol Society Weekend

Friday-Sunday 27-29 September 2019
Balliol Women: 40 Years On

Thursday 14 November 2019
Usborne Dinner

Friday 22 November 2019
Balliol Medical Society Dinner


Profile of Dame Stephanie Shirley (Foundation Fellow) in BBC's The Boss

Obituary: Martin Fido (1958)

Times interview with Mick Herron (1981) about his comic spy thrillers

Book by Charlotte Higgins (1990) is on Gladstone Library's 2020 Writers in Residence award shortlist.

India and the Indian: Palash Krishna Mehrotra (1999) writes on nationalism


Professor Sir Christopher Bayly (1963 and Honorary Fellow 2014-2015), Remaking the Modern World 1900-2015: Global Connections and Comparisons (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018, published posthumously)

Kim Davies (1970), Stroud, Hegel, Heidegger: A Transcendental Argument (International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, 2018)

Vidyan Ravinthiran (2003), The Million-petalled Flower of Being Here (Bloodaxe, 2019)

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

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