News and updates from Balliol College   

May 2021

'At BCBC this term, we have been out on the water as often as possible after a long winter away. Our first boats, filled with a mixture of old hands and complete novices, recently competed in the Isis Summer League, with Boat House Island buzzing with competition again. Despite the lockdowns, we have three boats' worth of women rowing and two boats' worth of men, all eagerly training for bumps at the end of term!'
Anna Berryman and Amos Daw, Boat Club captains 


20 years of the OII

The Oxford Internet Institute's 20th anniversary is a cause for celebration at Balliol, which played a critical role in its conception and development. Read more

Law access events

DPhil student Elspeth Windsor has been working with Balliol Outreach to provide an online outreach programme for disadvantaged students interested in pursuing a career in law. Read more

High-impact research

A study led by engineering Fellow Professor Jin-Chong Tan has demonstrated a fundamentally new energy absorption mechanism under high-speed mechanical impact. Read more

Conference for Professor Green

Friends and colleagues of Les Green (Professor of the Philosophy of Law? and Pauline and Max Gordon Fellow) came together at a conference to celebrate his work. Read more

New book by Professor Goldin

Although the pandemic has wreaked havoc it also offers the potential for radical change, argues Ian Goldin (Professor of Globalisation and Development) in his new book, Rescue. Read more

PeaceWomen award

Human rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson (2006) has received an Australia PeaceWomen Award from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Read more

Ethics award

Matthew Baum (2010) has received the Carol Davis Ethics Award from the American Psychiatric Association for his book The Neuroethics of Biomarkers. Read more

Oxford City Council election

BPhil student Michael O'Connor was elected to Oxford County Council. PPE undergraduate Maddy Ross also stood for election. Read more

Professor Katherine Hawley (1989): obituary

Oswyn Murray (Emeritus Fellow): ‘Herodotus with Dr Oswyn Murray’ - podcast

Sir Simon Stevens (1984 and Honorary Fellow): BBC profile

Chaya Bhuvaneswar (1994): ‘As a Doctor, I’ve Worked Tirelessly Through the Pandemic. That Hasn’t Stopped the Hate

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb (2004): ‘Not Just the Tudors’ - podcast series

Bingham Lecture 2021: Dr Hannah White, ‘Against the Clock: Brexit, Covid-19 and the Constitution’ - video 


Ian Goldin (Professor of Globalisation and Development and Special Supernumerary Fellow), Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World (Hachette, 2021); with Robert Muggah, Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years (Century, 2020)

Richard Dawkins FRS (1959 and Honorary Fellow), Books Do Furnish a Life: An Electrifying Celebration of Science Writing (Bantam, 2021)

David L. Stanton (1962), pen and ink drawings and map for Rosemary J. Brown, Following Nellie Bly: Her Record-Breaking Race Around the World (Pen and Sword, 2021)

Ian Prattis (1965), Past, Present, Future: Stories that Haunt (Manor House Publishing, 2021)

William Outhwaite (1968), 'Identity and Europe: Integration through crisis and crises of integration', in Amanda Machin and Nadine Meidert (eds), Political Identification in Europe. Community in Crisis? Community in Crisis? (Emerald, 2021)

Paul Shrimpton (1977), My Campaign in Ireland, Part I. Catholic University Reports and other Papers of John Henry Newman (Gracewing, 2022)

Anselm Oelze (2011), Animal Minds in Medieval Latin Philosophy: A Sourcebook from Augustine to Wodeham (Springer, 2021)

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