Balliol College, Oxford
Current Affairs

Balliol accommodation to become coronavirus testing and isolation centre

A Balliol College student accommodation block is to be transformed into a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and isolation centre over the next few days, The Oxford Blue can reveal. Today in an email sent from Master Helen Ghosh to Balliol students living off-site in neighbouring accommodation blocks, she explained that: “It is currently the case that Read More…

Culture Theatre

Ra Ra Reviewsputin!

Balliol’s latest annual charity show, Rasputin, doesn’t sound exactly promising in concept. When you hear ‘student-written comedy-musical based on unstable early 20th century Russian politics’ it doesn’t scream success. It certainly succeeds on stage, though. Throughout Act 1 we are treated to the introduction of the Romanov royal family and their court as you’ve never Read More…

Current Affairs

Balliol joins the divestment drive

Balliol students have taken a stand on the sustainability of the college’s investment, pushing the College to reduce its endowment’s involvement fossil fuel exposure (FFE) “as far and as fast as is practicable”. With socially responsible investment practices more critical than ever, this is a positive step forward for Balliol which may kick-start a precedent Read More…