Latest news from Balliol

Monday 24 October

Philip Howard (Professorial Fellow of Balliol and Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute) and his team released papers after the first two US pre-presidential-election debates about ‘computational propaganda’ on social media, known as bots.

Tuesday 18 October

Dr Arjun Gopalaswamy (Balliol 2009) has published a paper in which he and his co-author report on a new, more accurate way of counting cheetahs in the wild.

Friday 14 October

Kate Kettle, The David Freeman Outreach & Student Support Officer, responds to The Sutton Trust’s latest report measuring ‘Teacher’s Oxbridge Perceptions’.

Friday 14 October

Professor Jenny Davidson, Oliver Smithies Lecturer and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York, will give two Oliver Smithies Lectures in Michaelmas Term 2016.

Tuesday 11 October

Professor Paul Newman (Balliol 1991) is part of the team whose work has led to the trialling of a self-driving electric vehicle in a public space for the first time on 11 October 2016.

Thursday 6 October

We congratulate Canadian philosopher Professor Charles Taylor (Balliol 1952 and Honorary Fellow) on being named winner of the first Berggruen Prize.

Thursday 29 September

A Library project has begun to make an important early printed book collection accessible through cataloguing and conservation.

Wednesday 28 September

Balliol has received its first donation from an Old Member in bitcoin - possibly the first bitcoin donation in the collegiate University.

Tuesday 27 September

Denis Noble (Emeritus Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology) is to publish a new book on biological relativity.

Tuesday 27 September

Around 120 descendants of A.L. Smith (Master of Balliol 1916-1924) gathered at Balliol on 25 September 2016 to celebrate 100 years since his election as Master.