News and updates from Balliol College

September 2019

‘What with moving into the temporary Lodge and setting up new post rooms in the Front Quad, the Open Day (with a climate change protest going on outside), and the Balliol Society and Balliol Women weekends, it’s been a particularly busy month for us at the Lodge. But it’s great to be celebrating 40 years of women, and to have helped make sure that everything went according to plan. And it will be lovely to have a new Lodge that will enhance the College. Now we’re getting ready for the term, and looking forward to seeing the returning students and meeting the new ones.’

Stan Forbes, Acting Senior Porter


Oxford is world best for fourth time

The University is top in the Times Educational Supplement's World University Rankings. READ MORE

New portraits of women in Hall

Photographic portraits of Balliol women mark the 40th anniversary of women being admitted to Balliol. READ MORE

Martin and Dellal come tumbling down

Watch the demolition in the latest time-lapse video footage from the building work at the Master's Field. READ MORE

Lagrange Prize for former Balliol JRF

Professor Iain Couzin has won the prestigious prize for his contributions to the study of collective animal behaviour. READ MORE


'Carvings and inscriptions on Balliol buildings' by John Jones (1961 and Emeritus Fellow)

Legal opinion on prorogation of Parliament by law Fellow Professor Timothy Endicott  

'Robots are coming for your job': article by Career Development Fellow Daniel Susskind (2006)

Gene editing: new paper by former Eastman Visiting Professor Niles Pierce

How to be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century: review of posthumously published book by Erk Olin Wright (1968)

Professor Simon Lee (1976) explains the Supreme Court's judgement

New Alternative Prospectus from the JCR

Obituary for Master of St John's Cambridge, Balliol's sister college


Cressida Dick (1979) becomes a Dame

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has been appointed a DBE in the Resignation Honours listREAD MORE

Law Commission appointment

Professor Sarah Green (1995) is to be Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law. READ MORE

MacArthur Fellowship for classicist

Emily Wilson (1990) has been recognised for 'extraordinary originality' in her translation work. READ MORE


Summer research at Caltech

Engineering student Arman Karshenas was awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Caltech. READ MORE


Tuesday 1 October 2019
Balliol in Washington DC

Thursday 3 October 2019
Balliol in Palo Alto, CA

Thursday 14 November 2019
Usborne Dinner
by invitation only 

Friday 22 November 2019
Medical Society Dinner

Saturday 7 December 2019
Younger Society Dinner 

Thursday 12 December 2019
Varsity Rugby 


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

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