News and updates from Balliol College

July 2021

‘We are delighted that this month we welcome the 2021 finalists to the Balliol alumni community. I hope all Old Members will join me in congratulating them on their fantastic achievement. The alumni community is a wonderful worldwide network of diverse, friendly and interesting people, and I am so pleased for our new graduates to be joining them. In September we are re-starting our in-person events programme with the Balliol Society Weekend - it’s open to all alumni, and I hope to see as many of you there as possible.’

Ruth Sheaves, Alumni Officer

Graduation for medics

Three Balliol students were among the departing Oxford medical students who attended a special in-person graduation ceremony. Read more

Musical performance

A musical written by Sam Woof (2018) while he was a student at Balliol is being performed in Oxford and London. Read more

Finalists make film

English finalists Bruno Atkinson and Toye Oladinni (both 2018) have made a short film, Dusklands, that evokes Cervantes and Coetzee. Read more

IEA appointment

Alongside his role as Andrew Graham Fellow and Tutor in Political Economy, James Forder is to be Academic and Research Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Read more

Senior Fellow of HEA

Maths tutor Vicky Neale has been awarded the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Read more

Biden nomination

The US President has nominated Atul Gawande (1987) to lead global health development at the United States Agency for International Development. Read more

Dispute Settlement Award

Matthew Nimetz (1960) has been recognised for his diplomacy by the first Dispute Settlement Award to be made by the Prespa Dialogue Forum. Read more

Into Battle

A play about a bitter feud at Balliol in the early 1900s, postponed because of the pandemic, is to be performed in London on 7-31 October 2021. Advance booking is open for Balliol alumni. Read more


Sudhir Hazareesingh (CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics): TES interview

Carmen Bugan: ‘Why literature must be part of the language of recovery from crisis

Kathryn Murphy (2004): The SHAPE of things to come - podcast

John Castle (2011): Showman doctor: from travelling fairgrounds to the Covid frontline - BBC feature

Jan Eijking (2019, DPhil International Relations): ‘Saint-Simon’s Technocratic Internationalism, 1802–1825

Rhodes to redemption: Oxford needs a statue of Benjamin Jowett’: Spectator article by Adrian Wooldridge

Broad Street becomes Broad Meadow – video 


Peter Howell (1959), The Triumphal Arch (Unicorn, 2021)

Roy Hay (1965): Albert Pompey Austin: A Man Between Two Worlds (Sports and Editorial Services Australia, 2020)

Philip Kay (1968), My Hands Have Held 10,000 Hearts (2021)

William A. Booth (1999): ‘Rethinking Latin America’s Cold War’ (The Historical Journal, 2020)

If you would like us to mention any significant work published this year or last, please contact Anne AskwithPreviously submitted publications are listed here.
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