Open Days

University of Oxford Open Days 2018: Wednesday 27 June, Thursday 28 June and Friday 14 September

Open Days are the perfect opportunity for prospective undergraduate students to get a feel for Balliol and to meet our tutors and students. They are designed to give you information about the College and the wider University, helping you to make a choice of where to study. 

The day includes: 

  • Tours of the College all day (10.00am-5.00pm)
  • Talks by subject tutors about specific courses
  • Current students to chat to about their experiences studying here 

In addition to this, all other colleges and departments will be open. This is an excellent opportunity to see the entire University and City. 

There is no need to book: just turn up on the day. We invite you to join us at the next Open Day, and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Here is the timetable for 15 September 2017, our most recent Open Day. 


The Balliol Buttery will be open, serving tea, coffee and water all day. 

Disabled access

We regret that some parts of Balliol’s ancient site do not have disabled access. If you have specific access requirements and wish to attend one of the subject talks listed above, please do get in touch with us in advance for further advice.


We regret that we are not able to accommodate visitors at Balliol for the Open Day.

Prospective graduate students

All Open Day events including subject talks are focused on undergraduate admissions, not graduate study. There is no formal opportunity for prospective graduate students to meet tutors or discuss admissions. Whilst graduate students are welcome to attend to look around the College main site, Holywell Manor (our graduate centre) will be closed. If you are a prospective graduate student keen to hear more about Balliol, or to visit us, we recommend you contact the Undergraduate Admissions Officer, Patrick Holmes, to arrange an appointment on a different date. Please email