Latest news from Balliol

Monday 15 March

Balliol’s success in Torpids bodes well for Summer VIIIs: M1 is in the top 5; W1 is the highest it has ever been in the charts and won blades; M2, M3, and W3 bumped in every race; and W2 were unlucky, despite training extremely hard.

Tuesday 9 March

The Master and Fellows regret to announce the death of Sir Kenneth Dover, KT, MA, DLitt., FBA, FRSE (Balliol 1938, and Honorary Fellow) on 7 March 2010, aged 89 years.

Monday 1 March

Sir John Holmes GCVO, KBE, CMG (Balliol 1969), currently Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations in New York, will take up his new appointment as Director of the Ditchley Foundation, Oxfordshire, on 1 September 2010.

Friday 19 February

Ian Bayley (1997) wins Brain of Britain in 2010.

Tuesday 16 February

Peter Kohl, Tutor in Biomedical Sciences, has been in the news concerning a recent British invention in camera design. This development makes it possible to shoot video or capture a single moment, and could herald the end of conventional photography.

Thursday 11 February

Visiting Graduate Student is now Polish Ambassador to China.

Tuesday 2 February

Five Balliol alumni have received Honours in the British and Australian Honours Lists for 2010.

Wednesday 20 January

Dermot O’Hare and Andrew Ashley have made a discovery leading to the idea that CO2 in the air could become a green fuel feedstock.

Tuesday 19 January

Balliol’s Rebecca Bayliss wins Bronze Medal in Commonwealth Judo Championships.

Friday 15 January

Peter Joo Hee Ng (1985) takes over as the Commissioner of Police in Singapore on 1 February 2010.