Balliol lawyer awarded prestigious scholarship

Wednesday 9 March

We congratulate Ian Bergson (Balliol 2005) on being awarded the prestigious Eldon Scholarship for 2016.

The Eldon Scholarship, which has been running for almost 100 years, is awarded by the Oxford University Law Faculty to one student each year - usually a recent graduate who is undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course; they must also have an excellent academic record.

The last time a Balliol lawyer was awarded the scholarship was in 1996 to Andrew Thomas (Balliol 1992), and before that, in 1965 Sir David Keene (Balliol 1959) and in 1957 Tom Bingham (Balliol 1954), who became Lord Chief Justice.