Latest news from Balliol
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.
Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (Allen Lane, 2020) by Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh (CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics) has been shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020, ‘the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books’.
Daniel Susskind (Career Development Fellow in Economics) has been appointed visiting professor, in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London.
Balliol has replaced its diesel van with an emission-free electric van.
Why Study Mathematics? by Vicky Neale (Whitehead Lecturer in Mathematics and Supernumerary Fellow) will be published on 27 October.
The year 2020 marks the centenary of women’s formal admission to Oxford University. On 14 October, the anniversary of the day when women were first awarded degrees at Oxford, Balliol flew the Oxford Women’s Suffrage flag.
Congratulations to the Old Members of Balliol who were recognised by the Queen in the Birthday Honours List 2020.
Adam Nahum (Research Fellow in the Sciences at Balliol 2017-2020) has been awarded the Philippe Meyer Prize for Theoretical Physics 2020.
David Freeman Outreach Officer Pravahi Osman reports on the Virtual Open Days held in July and September.
A documentary film has been released on Professor Denis Noble (Emeritus Fellow) and his music group, The Oxford Trobadors.