Latest news from Balliol
The Chaplain, Chapel Choir, Organ Scholars and other members of College have recorded a carol service, as it was not possible for the traditional annual service to take place this year.
The Balliol Archivist has received requests for information about two Old Members of Balliol: Sir Kenneth Dover (Balliol 1938, Tutorial Fellow in Classics 1948-1955) and Derek Parfit (Balliol 1961). Can you help?
The new ramp in the Front Quad is now complete and awaiting its wrought iron railings.
Recent images and timelapse video show that the new pavilion and the remaining accommodation blocks being built in Phase Two of the scheme are nearing completion.
Balliol postgraduate student Gabriella Hakim (2019, MSc Surgical Sciences) has launched an app called VacTrack for managing your vaccinations.
‘On this day, when we are invited to remember the war dead, it seems essential that we think through just what real remembrance is …’ Read the Remembrance Sunday address given in Balliol Chapel on 8 November by The Revd Jarel A. Robinson-Brown.
Balliol has joined forces with Hertford and Wadham Colleges to form the Oxford for East England outreach consortium, which will run a programme for schools across the east of England. The colleges are working together to offer bespoke and local support to students of mixed ages, as well as their parents and teachers, in order to encourage more students from the east of England to make successful applications to Oxford and other top UK universities.
Many congratulations to Armin Reichold (Reader in Particle Physics, Fellow and Tutor and Physics), who has received a Recognition of Distinction award, and with it the title of Professor of Physics.
Balliol JCR are organising the College effort for Movember this year, encouraging people to raise money and build awareness of men’s mental health during November by growing a moustache or taking on another challenge. They welcome the involvement of any Balliol people who would like to take part.
James J. Collins (Balliol 1987), an innovator in synthetic biology, has been awarded the 2020 Dickson Prize for Medicine by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.