Latest news from Balliol

Friday 28 October

Balliol squash has made it to the premiership this year, 2016/2017.

Friday 28 October

Balliol students are involved in a production of The Nether by Jennifer Haley, which will be showing at the Oxford Playhouse on 2-5 November 2016.

Tuesday 25 October

Many congratulations to Peter Smith (Balliol, 1965) on winning the World Masters Track Cycling Championship in the Men’s Time Trial for 75 Plus category.

Monday 24 October

Philip Howard (Professorial Fellow of Balliol and Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute) and his team released papers after the first two US pre-presidential-election debates about ‘computational propaganda’ on social media, known as bots.

Tuesday 18 October

Dr Arjun Gopalaswamy (Balliol 2009) has published a paper in which he and his co-author report on a new, more accurate way of counting cheetahs in the wild.

Tuesday 18 October

We are sad to learn of the death of the distinguished philosopher Derek Parfit FBA (Balliol 1961) on 1 January 2017.

Friday 14 October

Kate Kettle, The David Freeman Outreach & Student Support Officer, responds to The Sutton Trust’s latest report measuring ‘Teacher’s Oxbridge Perceptions’.

Friday 14 October

Professor Jenny Davidson, Oliver Smithies Lecturer and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York, will give two Oliver Smithies Lectures in Michaelmas Term 2016.

Tuesday 11 October

Professor Paul Newman (Balliol 1991) is part of the team whose work has led to the trialling of a self-driving electric vehicle in a public space for the first time on 11 October 2016.

Thursday 6 October

We congratulate Canadian philosopher Professor Charles Taylor (Balliol 1952 and Honorary Fellow) on being named winner of the first Berggruen Prize.

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