Calendar for the Term

Michaelmas Term 2017

Term starts on Sunday 8 October and finishes on Saturday 2 December.

Notes

  • All Chapel services are open to all members of College and to all members of the public. They start at 5.30pm in the Chapel unless otherwise shown.
  • Bruce’s Brunches are held on Thursdays, 1.00-2.00pm, in Staircase XXI, Room 8 (no disabled access). They are open to all members of College.
  • All concerts are free and open to the public. They start at 8.30pm in Hall. The doors will open at 8.15pm.
  • We regret that some locations currently have no disabled access, in which case this is noted on this page by the event.

Please visit the alumni section to see upcoming alumni events, and to book and pay online for an event.

8 October 2017, 5.30pm Freshers' Service: Evensong
Balliol Chapel

The Chaplain

12 October 2017, 1.00pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

Anna Sander, Balliol’s Archivist and Curator of Manuscripts: History of Balliol

15 October 2017, 5.30pm Evensong
Balliol Chapel

The Revd Alec Mitchell (Racial Justice Officer, Diocese of Manchester)

15 October 2017, 8.30pm Balliol Musical Society concert
Balliol Hall

Martino Tirimo (piano)

19 October 2017, 12.15pm Roman Catholic Mass
Balliol Chapel
19 October 2017, 1.00pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

Professor Claire Jarvis (Oliver Smithies Lecturer and Visiting Fellow), Victorian Literature

22 October 2017, 5.30pm Evensong
Balliol Chapel

The Revd Dr Alex Popescu (writer and psychiatrist) (Balliol 1994)

26 October 2017, 1.00pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

Jon Jong, Cognitive Science of Religion

29 October 2017, 5.30pm Evensong
Balliol Chapel

The Revd Dr William Beaver (Associate Priest, St Mary the Virgin, Iffley)

1 November 2017, 6.00pm All Saints Day service
Balliol Chapel

Joint service with Trinity College

2 November 2017, 3.45pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

Kate Raworth (Balliol 1990), Doughnut Economics

5 November 2017, 5.30pm Evensong
Balliol Chapel

The Rev’d Professor Judith Brown, Fellow Emeritus of Balliol

5 November 2017, 8.30pm Balliol Musical Society concert
Balliol Hall

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)

9 November 2017, 1.00pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

Ron Katz, Transgender Issues

12 November 2017, 5.30pm Remembrance Sunday: Evensong
Balliol Chapel

The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove (Balliol 1968) (Dean Emeritus of Durham Cathedral)

12 November 2017, 8.30pm Balliol Musical Society concert
Balliol Hall

Endellion Quartet

15 November 2017, 5.15pm Oliver Smithies Lecture
Old Archives Room, Balliol

Professor Claire Jarvis (Oliver Smithies Lecturer and Visiting Fellow), ‘Edith’s Two Bodies’

16 November 2017, 1.00pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

David Sehat, Visiting Professor of Americal Government, ‘Originalist Fallacies: The role of religion in American public life and our flawed discussion of the Founding Fathers’

16 November 2017, 5.45pm Soviet Supermen and the Autistic State
Balliol Chapel

Dr Alex Popescu, ‘Soviet Supermen and the Autistic State: Discovering Romanian Art in Tasmania’; 5.30pm wine

19 November 2017, 5.30pm Evensong
Balliol Chapel

The Master, Sir Drummond Bone

23 November 2017, 1.00pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

Dr Ohad Kammar, Career Development Fellow in Computer Science at Balliol, ‘A typical day in the life of a programming language theoretician’

23 November 2017, 5.15pm Oliver Smithies Lecture
Old Archives Room, Balliol

Professor Claire Jarvis (Oliver Smithies Lecturer and Visiting Fellow), ‘ “Oh my beloved Victoriana:” Barbara Pym’s Forms of Critique’

To be followed by a drinks reception.

23 November 2017, 8.00pm Lady Dervorguilla Seminar
Balliol MCR, Holywell Manor (no disabled access)

Speaker to be confirmed.

26 November 2017, 5.30pm Carol Service
Balliol Chapel
26 November 2017, 8.30pm Balliol Musical Society concert
Balliol Hall

Members’ Concert

29 November 2017, 5.00-6.30pm Seasonal ghost stories in the Library
Old Dean's Room, Balliol Library

As the nights draw in, the Library will be hosting an early evening ghost story reading. 

29 November 2017, 6.00pm Roman Catholic Mass
Balliol Chapel
30 November 2017, 1.00pm Bruce's Brunch
XXI.8

Dr Michael Taylor, Lecturer in Modern British History at Balliol, ‘Genesis, God, greed, and glory: How the British defended slavery’