Women at Balliol sundial unveiled

Thursday 2 December

<span class=”floatright”></span>Nicola Horlick revealing the sundialOn the afternoon of 2 December 2010, a sundial was unveiled to mark the College’s 30-year history of admitting women undergraduates. Somewhat ironically, it was a frosty, foggy afternoon, with not a glimmer of sunlight to be seen. But in spite of this, the piece – a magnificent globed sundial revealed by Nicola Horlick (1979), Co-Chairman of the London Balliol Campaign Board and among the first cohort of women at the College – was extremely well-received. In addition to the apt inscription, ‘About Time’, which is engraved around the base and reflected in the mirrored surface, a time-capsule within the dial contains the names of current Balliol women - Fellows, staff and students - as well as of the class of 1979 and those who, led by Nicola Horlick, Peggotty Graham and Lyndal Roper, helped see the commission by the well-known artists David and Sophie Harber become a reality.

Read more about the Balliol sundial and the Harber studio here.

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