Founded in 1263, Balliol celebrates its 750th anniversary this year. It has a worldwide reputation for its long history of academic excellence and is one of Oxford’s oldest colleges.
Applying to Balliol
Informal, friendly and diverse, Balliol encourages students from all backgrounds as undergraduates and graduates. Find out from the Master about what it’s like to be at Balliol and the people who come here. Read about College life, what you can study and the benefits Balliol makes available to students.
Discover how we work with schools to help students make informed choices about where to study.
Read all about the anniversary events for College Members.
Keeping in touch
History and archives
Visitors and conferences
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Right: 1263, a temporary art installation by Roger Perkins and Kay Sentance, commissioned for the 750th anniversary.