Latest news from Balliol
Professor David Macdonald (Junior Research Fellow in Biological Sciences, Balliol 1976-1979) is to lead the Oxford GAV Conservation Venture Studio, which has a mission to bring forward innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems.
Graduate law student Samuel Bailey (2020, BCL) was in an Oxford team that won prizes at the Northern European Rounds of the Price Media Moot 2021.
Congratulations to Talita de Souza Dias (Balliol 2016) on being awarded a Special Mention of the English-Speaking René Cassin Thesis Prize 2020.
Hew Balfour (Balliol 1970) remembers how in 1971 the rowing world held its breath as Balliol’s First VIII began the defence of their title as Head of Torpids, won and held for the previous three years.
The Balliol University Challenge team will be back on television on Monday 22 February at 8.30pm on BBC2 for their second quarter-final match, playing against Durham.
Balliol, Hertford and Wadham Colleges are collaborating on an initiative to support sixth-form students during the pandemic, drawing on the academic expertise of Oxford’s graduate student community, including ten Balliol students.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, first-year undergraduate Yaning Wu gave red packets to the small number of students who are currently living at Balliol’s Broad Street site, ‘to boost the spirit and bring some festivity for them’.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Michael Pilch CBE (Balliol 1945), by whose benefaction Balliol was able to build its own theatre space, the Michael Pilch Studio.
The imminent completion of new student rooms at the Master’s Field means that from Michaelmas 2021 Balliol will be able to house all undergraduates for all the years of their course, as well as providing new rooms for postgraduate students.
Congratulations to Anna Gier (Balliol 2015) on being runner-up for the prestigious R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize 2020, awarded by the Society for French Studies.