Latest news from Balliol

Thursday 23 March

We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Elliott Horowitz (Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer 2015-2016) on 18 March 2017.

Tuesday 21 March

The Balliol team have made it into the semi-finals of University Challenge 2016/2017, having won against Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 240-160.

Tuesday 21 March

Balliol people are in Blues teams for football, lightweight rowing, chess and the 2017 Women’s Boat Race.

Monday 20 March

Professor Christopher Jones (Balliol 1958) has been elected Associé étranger of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

Tuesday 14 March

Professor Adam Smyth (Professor of English Literature and the History of the Book, Clarendon University Lecturer, A.C. Bradley-J.C. Maxwell Fellow and Tutor in English Literature) has created a podcast in which he talks to cataloguer Lucy Kelsall and book conservator Nikki Tomkins about the 17th-century library of Nicholas Crouch, now in Balliol, and how to deal with fragile books.

Tuesday 14 March

Balliol’s next appearance on University Challenge will be on 20 March 2017 at 8.00pm on BBC Two.

Tuesday 7 March

The Balliol University Challenge team beat Birmingham University in their second quarter-final match on 7 March 2017.

Monday 6 March

In Torpids 2017, Balliol’s second women’s boat got blades and moved up into division four, while the men’s first boat improved to seventh on the river, up two from last year.

Monday 6 March

Congratulations to the Balliol team on winning the 2017 Inter-Collegiate Quiz.

Monday 6 March

Balliol College has learned with great sadness of the death of the Revd Toshihide Numata, Chairman of Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai (BDK), on 16 February 2017. Under Revd Numata’s chairmanship, BDK, a society for the promotion of Buddhism, made a generous benefaction which established the Numata Professorship of Buddhist Studies at Oxford University.

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