Founded in 1263, Balliol is 750 years old. It has a worldwide reputation for its long history of academic excellence and is one of Oxford’s oldest colleges. Find out from the Master about what it’s like to be at Balliol and the people who come here.

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Informal, friendly and diverse, Balliol encourages students from all backgrounds as undergraduates and graduates. Read about College life, what you can study and the benefits Balliol makes available to students.

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Discover how we work with schools to help students make informed choices about where to study.

College arms imageKeeping in touch 

Go to the Alumni section, where Old Members can contact friends, find out about alumni events, read publications online and support the College.    

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Read about Balliol’s history or enquire about its archives and manuscripts.

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See maps, directions and information about visiting Balliol or find out how to host a conference, dinner or special event in Balliol's beautiful old buildings in the centre of Oxford. 

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Find useful information for undergraduates, graduates and Fellows and details of College people.