Events at Balliol

7 May 2021, 5.00pm, Online - registration required

In ‘A Life in Writing and Music’ Amit Chaudhuri (Balliol 1987 and Honorary Fellow) talks to Chris Minkowski (Boden Professor of Sanskrit and Professorial Fellow) about his new non-fiction book, Finding the Raga (Faber, 2021). Please register here, where you will find further information.

5 May 2021, 6.00pm, Online

Details and link to come. Members of the Common Room only.

19 April 2021, 12.45-4.30pm Deadline for applications Friday 16 April 5pm, Online

This event is aimed at  students in Year 12 who are giving serious consideration to applying to study Chemistry at Oxford. The day  will include academic sessions,  a demonstration interview and a question and answer session with our undergraduates.

12 March 2021, 5.00-6.00pm, Online

In September 2019, Balliol College began to investigate its connections with the proceeds of slavery as part of a broader project examining the College’s multifaceted relationship to Empire. Chaired by Dame Helen Ghosh, Master of Balliol, this seminar will present the preliminary results of the study conducted by Dr Sebastian Raj Pender and encourage discussion among participants on what these findings mean for the College, Oxford University, and society today. Please register here.

8 March 2021, 7.00-8.00pm, Online

Balliol women are invited to join us for a panel discussion on the implications of Covid-19 for women in the developing world and humanitarian settings. Our alumnae panellists will look at the challenges faced by women in these settings, take stock of global humanitarian assistance during the pandemic and discuss the importance of women’s empowerment and participation in humanitarian crisis. Details of speakers and how to register are here.

3 March 2021, 6.00pm, Online

Professor James Kwan (Tutorial Fellow in Engineering Science), ‘The power of the humble bubble: past, present, and future’

Members of the Common Room only. A link will be circulated nearer the time.

23 February2021, 5.00pm, Online

Professor Robbie Shilliam: ‘Decolonizing Politics’. Registration required.

Based on his forthcoming book Decolonizing Politics, Professor Shilliam’s lecture provides a lens through which to decolonize the main themes and issues of political science - from human nature, rights, and citizenship, to development and global justice.

22 February 2021, Online

Balliol Musical Society is delighted to present a recorded performance from the pianist Paul Lewis. The recording will be live from Monday 22 February 2021 and available for seven days. 

9 February 2021, 5.00pm, Online

‘Civil Liberties and Parliamentary Scrutiny during COVID-19’. Free and open to all. See more details and register here.

27 January 2021, 6.00pm, Online

Diana Berruezo-Sánchez, ‘Black Spanish Voices Matter. The Cultural Legacy of the Black African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain’. Members of the Common Room only. A link will be circulated nearer the time.