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Wood engraving by Anne Desmet, RA

Anne Desmet, wood engraving, Balliol College,  1995This wood engraving by Royal Academy artist Anne Desmet (16.5 x 24cm/6.5 x 10in) was commissioned by the College in 1995. There are a few prints remaining from the limited edition of 250. These are offered for sale at special price of £295 each (including postage and packing to a UK address) until 31 December 2016, while stocks last; this is a 50 per cent discount on the current selling price.
  • If you are a Current Member and would like to purchase a copy, please send your cheque (made payable to 'Balliol College') with your name and the number of copies required to the Publications and Web Officer
  • If you are an Old Member and you are interested in purchasing one by post, please contact the Development Office
 

Winkelman etchings

A former Master, Baruch Blumberg, commissioned four colour etchings of Balliol College to mark his retirement. The etchings were drawn by Joseph Winkelman, past President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Two are still available:

The entrance to Holywell Manor

The King's Mound

Each one measures approximately 7 x 10 inches and is hand printed with colour inks on 12 x 15 sheets of museum-quality rag paper. They are all numbered and signed by the artist in limited editions of 250 impressions each.

You are welcome to come and view them in the Development Office on Staircase XIII. Each print costs £85. You can order one or more from the Development Office. Please note that there will be a small additional charge for postage.

Contemporary watercolours

Balliol College is delighted to support the limited edition of two prints of our College, taken from original watercolours by John Doyle of the Library buildings in the Front Quad and the Garden Quad seen from the Hall. John is a member if the Royal Watercolour Society and has exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

A limited edition of both prints has been made. If you would like to buy one, you would be helping the College, which will receive a donation from Contemporary Watercolours for each print sold.

Contemporary Watercolours can be contacted at 165 Parrock Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1ER, tel: 01474 535922, fax: 01474 564431.

Publications

Balliol Poetry

Sir Anthony Kenny, former Master of Balliol, and Seamus Perry, Fellow Librarian and Tutor in English, have compiled an anthology, Balliol Poetry (Titus Wilson, 2011), featuring verse written by Balliol students, both famous and obscure, either while they were in residence or in later life recollecting their Oxford days. The book has 128 pages and is beautifully illustrated with pictures and objects from the College’s collections. The book is on sale from the College at £12.95 (plus £4 UK p&p). To purchase a copy, please send your cheque (made payable to 'Balliol College') with your name and address and the number of copies required to the Publications and Web Officer at Balliol College, Oxford, OX1 3BJ. 

If you are a current College member and wish to be battelled for the amount payable, please complete this form.

Browning at Balliol

Created to mark an exhibition of Browning-related material in the autumn of 2012, this book contains details of the manuscripts and books in the College's collection as well as two essays: one by Seamus Perry, Fellow Librarian and Tutor in English, on Browning's connection with the College, and one by Michael Meredith (1955), on the Browning Photograph Album. The book has 88 pages with sepia illustrations throughout and is on sale for £10 (plus £2.50 UK p&p). To purchase a copy, please send your cheque (made payable to 'Balliol College') with your name and address and the number of copies required, to the Publications and Web Officer at Balliol College, Oxford, OX1 3BJ.

If you are a current College member and wish to be battelled for the amount payable, please complete this form.

Domus de Scolarium de Balliolo 1263-2013

This 80-page catalogue of the 750th Anniversary Exhibition in St Cross Church, with colour illustrations and a commentary, by John Jones, Emeritus Fellow Archivist, on sale at a reduced price of £5.00 (plus £2.50 UK p&p). To order a copy, please email John Jones.

 

Balliol College: A History

A revised edition (OUP, 2005) is available to members of the College at only £30 (plus p&p). For copies at that price, please email John Jones or download the order form. There is a lively review of the book by Chris Patten (1962), Chancellor of the University, in The Spectator.

'Given to me by Mr Greene': The Cherry Record Collection of Josephine Reid's Papers and Books Relating to Graham Greene

Given to me by Mr Green coverThe attractive limited edition booklet which accompanied an exhibition of the College’s Graham Greene collection in April 2015, including the story of Greene’s secretive secretary and documentary evidence of Greene’s life and working practice completely new to research. Copies are available for £4.50 each + p&p on a 'first come, first served' basis. To request a copy, please contact the Library at library@balliol.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 277709.

‘Look to the rock from which you were hewn’: Hebraica and Judaica at Balliol College

Hebraica and JudaicaProfessor Elliott Horowitz (Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer 2014/2015) brought together a wide range of fascinating text- and image-bearing objects in different formats (including medieval manuscripts and ancient coins) from Balliol's historic collections, from across nearly two millennia, for an exhibition in Michaelmas Term 2016. This illustrated catalogue of the exhibition, including Professor Horowitz’s companion essay, is for sale at £5.00 per copy plus p+p. If you would like to purchase one, please contact the Archivist.

Holywell Manor: An Anecdotal History

Holywell Manor: An Anecdotal History, compiled by Oswyn Murray, Praefectus of Holywell Manor 2000-2004, is available in paperback. It costs £17.50 per copy (inc. p&p). To order a copy of the book, please contact: the Praefectus, Holywell Manor, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UH, telephone: 01865 271501.

Balliol College Register

The last Register (1950-2000) (a 'Who's Who' of Balliol alumni) was published in 2005. Copies are available (for no charge): please email Catherine Willbery. A new edition is currently being considered. 


Other merchandise

You can purchase other Balliol College merchandise, including ties, T-shirts, sweatshirts, cuff links and badges, from the University of Oxford Shop, 106 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW, tel: +44 (0) 1865 247414. See the shop's website here.