News and updates from Balliol College

March 2019

'The vac may have begun but things certainly haven’t quietened down in the Library. We have a steady stream of readers coming in to consult our historic collections, and there are lots of postgraduates around, filling the seats left vacant by the exodus of undergrads for the holidays. Down in the office we’re putting together our next exhibitions, the first of which is about Europe and opens on 6 May (more details coming soon). And of course there’s always cataloguing to do. We’re currently working our way through collections on chess and on the Sitwell family, and books by Balliol alumni.'
Amy Boylan, Early Career Librarian


Fellow is admitted as Proctor

Professor Sophie Marnette says it is an honour for her to represent Balliol in the office of Junior ProctorREAD MORE

England Rugby visits Balliol

Students, Fellows and staff watched as the England team practised in Balliol’s Garden Quad. READ MORE

'Snap chat' for planthoppers

Engineering Fellow Alice Cicirello is co-author of a paper on the vibrations of courting planthoppers. READ MORE


Live online outreach event

Engineering undergraduate Felix Peterken is taking part in a live online Oxplore event for schools. READ MORE

Law prize for DPhil student

Talita de Souza Dias has been awarded the Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize 2018. READ MORE

Blues news

Two Balliol students and an alumna are in the University crews; other sports news includes a current students v. alumni rugby match. READ MORE 


Happy 80th birthday to Emeritus Fellow Joseph Raz

The story of one person's research in Balliol's Historic Collections and the gift she made to Balliol in return

New book by English Fellow Professor Adam Smyth

'Learning from the Masters of Management': interview with Adrian Wooldridge (1977)

'What makes me a New Zealander' by Professor Bryan Gould (1962)

Dominic Sandbrook (1993) reviews a book about the assassination of Sir Michael O'Dwyer (1882)

Recent graduates are invited to submit entries for Oxford's Graduate Photography Competition 2019


Impact Report 2019 

Our annual report celebrates the difference alumni support makes to Balliol academics and students. READ ONLINE

History fellowship for medic

GP and broadcaster Farrah Jarral (2000) has been awarded an Alistair Horne Fellowship at St Antony's. READ MORE

Scholarly contribution 

British cinema expert Claire Monk (1983) has contributed to a new release of James Ivory's Maurice. READ MORE

Deadline for News and Notes  

We look forward to receiving your news by 23 April, for publication in Floreat Domus 2019. SEND US YOUR NEWS


Friday 12 April 2019
Gaudy for the Years 2006-2009

Friday 12 April 2019
Intercollegiate Golf Tournament
Frilford Heath, Oxford

Wednesday 24 April 2019
The Master's Lunch

Friday 3 May 2019
Lubbock Scholars Dinner

Saturday 25 May 2019
NOSTOI Classics Reunion

Saturday 1 June 2019
Summer VIIIs and Boat Club Dinner

Saturday 29 June 2019
Balliol Ball

Friday 5 July 2019
Gaudy for the Years 1980-1983

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


● Roy Hay (1965), Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019)

● Nicholas Shrimpton (1966) (ed.), William Blake: Selected Poems (OUP, 2019)

● Charles Conn (1983 and Professorial Fellow 2013-2018) and Rob McLean (eds), Bulletproof Problem Solving: The Only Skill you Really Need (Wiley 2019)

● Timothy Allsop (2000) and Christopher Adams, ‘Open’, in Plays from the Vault 4 (Nick Hern Books, 2019)

● Ali Chetwynd (2001), Joanna Freer, and Georgios Maragos (eds), Thomas Pynchon, Sex, and Gender (University of Georgia Press, 2018)

● Angela Daly (2003), S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann (eds), Good Data  (Amsterdam Institute of Network Cultures, 2019)

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

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