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.
Latest news from Balliol
Matilda Glynn-Henley (Balliol 2019) has been chosen as one of ten scholarship holders to join the EXIST-Women programme at the Technical University of Berlin.
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.
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.
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 2023–2024 academic year, expressing how the University of Oxford and Balliol College have been a hugely important part of his life.
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.
We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Robert Solow, BA PhD Harvard, George Eastman Visiting Professor and Fellow of Balliol 1968–1969, who died on 21 December 2023. Professor Solow won the Nobel Prize for Economics 1967.
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.