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.
Applying to Balliol
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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Keeping in touch
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Right: 1263, a temporary art installation by Roger Perkins and Kay Sentance, commissioned for the College's 750th anniversary.