Latest news from Balliol

Tuesday 17 January

Balliol College and the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford are proud to announce the inaugural Martin West Memorial Lecture, to be held on 2 March 2017. 

Tuesday 17 January

The Balliol team were narrowly defeated in their University Challenge match against Wolfson College, Cambridge, 135-165, on 16 January 2017 - their first match in the quarter-finals.

Monday 16 January

We are very saddened to learn of the death of James Oswald Fairfax AO, AC, MA Oxf (Balliol 1952 and Honorary Fellow from 1992) on 11 January 2017.

Monday 16 January

Oliver Smithies Visiting Lecturer Professor Françoise Sullet-Nylander, from the University of Stockholm, will give this term’s Oliver Smithies Lectures.

Thursday 12 January

We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Oliver Smithies (Balliol 1943 and Honorary Fellow from 2004), MA DPhil Oxf, ForMemRS, on 10 January 2017.

Wednesday 11 January

We warmly congratulate Abubakar Abioye (Balliol 2008) on being awarded a Kennedy Scholarship.

Tuesday 10 January

We warmly congratulate those Old Members of Balliol who have received awards in the New Year Honours list 2017.

Friday 6 January

We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Robert Hinde, BA Camb, BSc Lond, MA DPhil Oxf, CBE FRS FBA (Balliol 1948 and Honorary Fellow from 1986), on 23 December 2016.


Wednesday 4 January

Research led by Professor Freddie Hamdy (Nuffield Professor of Surgery and Professorial Fellow) is contributing to the debate about how best to prevent and treat prostate cancer.

Tuesday 13 December

Balliol’s University Challenge team is through to the quarter-finals.