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Best Paper Award for seating problem

Thursday 22 February 2024

How should one seat guests at the dining table? Andrei Constantinescu (Balliol 2017) came up with the answer in a paper that won Best Paper Award at the Web and Internet Economics 19th International Conference, WINE 2023, in Shanghai.

Balliol’s outreach activities are making an impact

Wednesday 21 February 2024

This year 90 students who attended Balliol access events or programmes have received offers from Oxford University, 15 of them from Balliol and 75 from other colleges. These record numbers show the impact of Balliol’s outreach programme, which continues to develop.

Oxford Green Action Week 2024

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Balliol’s Climate and Biodiversity Committee is sponsoring two initiatives for Oxford Green Action Week: Beef-free February and another round of the Jowett Energy Competition.

Chancellor of Oxford University retires

Tuesday 06 February 2024

The Chancellor of Oxford University, Christopher Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes (Balliol 1962 and Honorary Fellow), has announced that he is to retire at the end of the 20232024 academic year, expressing how the University of Oxford and Balliol College have been a hugely important part of his life.

Alumnus selected as Parliamentary candidate

Thursday 25 January 2024

Dhruv Sengupta (Balliol 2019) has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for the Feltham and Heston constituency. At the time of his selection in December he was the youngest selected Parliamentary candidate in London. 

Professor Robert Solow 19242023

Tuesday 16 January 2024

We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Robert Solow, BA PhD Harvard, George Eastman Visiting Professor and Fellow of Balliol 19681969, who died on 21 December 2023. Professor Solow won the Nobel Prize for Economics 1967.

Poet Gwyneth Lewis returns as Artist in Residence

Monday 08 January 2024

The poet Gwyneth Lewis (1985 and Honorary Fellow) has returned to Balliol as Artist in Residence for Hilary Term 2024. As on her previous visit, she invites those interested in talking about creative or academic writing to come along for a chat, and she will be holding close reading sessions and other events.