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January 2020

 'For the MCR the term got off to a good start with our traditional Burns Night dinner at the end of 1st week. It was a lovely evening, filled with socialising and merriment, but what struck me was the strong sense of community it inspired. Organised by our wonderful social secretaries, whiskey selected by one of our connoisseur bar managers, an enthusiastic address to the haggis by our living-out officer, and three heartfelt speeches by MCR members: every element was touched by some part of our community. After dinner we returned to the Manor for a ceilidh, and from speaking to others afterwards, a wonderful night was had by all.' 
Thomas Hancock (2016, DPhil Particle Physics), MCR President

Balliol Women - the video

In a video celebrating the 40th anniversary of women matriculating at Balliol, the Master, Fellows, alumnae and students talk about what it means to be a Balliol woman. Read more

New Year Honours

NHS chief Simon Stevens (1984 and Honorary Fellow) is among the Balliol people in the 2020 New Year Honours List. Read more

Fossil fuel divestment

Following a request by the students, Balliol is taking action to reduce its fossil fuel holdings. Read more

Top maths prize

Professorial Fellow Nick Trefethen has won the 2020 John von Neumann Prize for his groundbreaking work in numerical analysis. Read more

Shell mystery explained

Maths Fellow Derek Moulton has unlocked the mystery of how the interlocking shells of bivalve shells are created. Read more

Solicitor of the Year

Tamsin Allen (1982) won Solicitor of the Year - Private Practice, in the Law Society's Excellence Awards. Read more

Prestigious fellowship

Chandrika Kaul (1988) has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for her work on the BBC and India. Read more

Last chance for News & Notes

Send your news for Floreat Domus 2020 by Monday 3 February and you'll be just in time. Send your news

Video tour of Holywell Manor

Two DPhil students give prospective applicants a tour of Balliol, including Holywell Manor. Read more

'Devoguilla: The Lady Who Broke with Convention in Medieval Scotland': article in The National Scot

Radio 4 profile of Lord Reed (1978 and Visitor), newly elected President of the Supreme Court

Interview with Daniel Susskind (2006 and Career Development Fellow) on his new book

Interview with Mark Neale (1986), owner of Mountain Warehouse



Timothy Ades (1960), Alfonso Reyes: Miracle of Mexico (Shearsman Books, 2019)

Dan Terkla (1986) and Nick Millea, eds. A Critical Companion to English Mappae Mundi of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (Boydell Press, 2019)

Peter Anderson (1988), In a Free State: A Music (uHlanga, 2018)

Frederick Wilmot-Smith (2009), Equal Justice: Fair Legal Systems in an Unfair World (Harvard University Press, 2019)

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

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