Balliol College, Oxford

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Balliol College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.wikipedia
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H. H. Asquith

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Among the college's alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority", Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley.
After attending Balliol College, Oxford, he became a successful barrister.

Harald V of Norway

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Among the college's alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority", Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley.
He returned to Norway in 1945, and subsequently studied for periods at the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Military Academy and Balliol College, Oxford.

John I de Balliol

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One of Oxford's oldest colleges, it was founded around 1263 by John I de Balliol, a rich landowner from Barnard Castle in County Durham, who provided the foundation and endowment for the college.
Balliol College, in Oxford, is named after him.

Adam Smith

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Among the college's alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority", Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley.
Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the first students to benefit from scholarships set up by fellow Scot John Snell.

Aldous Huxley

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Among the college's alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority", Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley.
Huxley graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with an undergraduate degree in English literature.

Colleges of the University of Oxford

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Balliol College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
The oldest colleges are University College, Balliol, and Merton, established between 1249 and 1264, although there is some dispute over the exact order and precisely when each began teaching.

Edward Heath

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Among the college's alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority", Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley.
He was educated at Chatham House Grammar School in Ramsgate, and in 1935 with the aid of a county scholarship he went up to study at Balliol College, Oxford.

Harold Macmillan

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Among the college's alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority", Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley.
He won an exhibition to Balliol College, Oxford, but was less of a scholar than his elder brother Dan.

Henry Beeching

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This and 18 others are attributed to Henry Charles Beeching.
He was educated at the City of London School and at Balliol College, Oxford.

Benjamin Jowett

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The best known of these rhymes is the one on Benjamin Jowett.
He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford.

Trinity College, Oxford

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The evening historically ended with a rendition of "The Gordouli" (see Balliol–Trinity rivalry below) on Broad Street, outside the gates of Trinity College, although in recent years the song has been sung from within the college walls. For many years, there has been a traditional and fierce rivalry shown between the students of Balliol and those of its immediate neighbour to the east, Trinity College.
Trinity has produced three British prime ministers, placing it joint-second with Balliol College in terms of former students who have held the office.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Among the college's alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority", Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley.
Hopkins studied classics at Balliol College, Oxford (1863–1867).

John Wycliffe

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John Wycliffe, who translated the Bible into English, was Master of the college in the 1360s.
He was Master of Balliol College in 1361.

Helen Ghosh

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In 2018 Dame Helen Ghosh succeeded Sir Drummond Bone to become the College's first female Master.
Dame Helen Frances Ghosh, DCB (born 21 February 1956) is Master of Balliol College, Oxford.

Oxford Internet Institute

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The first portrait of a woman in Hall since that of the co-Founder, Dervorguilla of Galloway, was unveiled in 2012, depicting benefactor and Oxford Internet Institute founder Dame Stephanie Shirley.
It is housed over three sites on St Giles in Oxford, including a primary site at 1 St Giles, owned by Balliol College.

College rivalry

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For many years, there has been a traditional and fierce rivalry shown between the students of Balliol and those of its immediate neighbour to the east, Trinity College.
Colleges within each University are also known to nurture keen rivalries, such as that between Oriel College, Oxford and Pembroke College, Oxford, centred around rowing, that between Exeter College, Oxford and Jesus College, Oxford, both being directly opposite each other on Turl Street, or that between Brasenose College, Oxford and Lincoln College, Oxford, one of two pairs of "semi-detached" colleges in Oxbridge – the other being Balliol College and Trinity College in Broad Street, Oxford.

Somerville College, Oxford

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In Five Red Herrings (1931), a Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Somerville alumna Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter (a Balliol man) is asked whether he remembers a certain contemporary from Trinity.
Some of the more prominent members of the association were George Granville Bradley, Master of University College, T. H. Green, a prominent liberal philosopher and Fellow of Balliol College, and Edward Stuart Talbot, Warden of Keble College.

Drummond Bone

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In 2018 Dame Helen Ghosh succeeded Sir Drummond Bone to become the College's first female Master.
Sir James Drummond Bone, FRSE, FRSA (born 11 July 1947), is a Byron scholar and was Master of Balliol College at the University of Oxford until April 2018.

Broad Street, Oxford

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Alfred Waterhouse designed the main Broad Street frontage of the college (1867–68), along with gateway and tower, known as the Brackenbury Buildings after philanthropist and donor Hannah Brackenbury, replacing earlier structures (Staircases I–VII).
In Broad Street are Balliol College, Trinity College, Exeter College (front entrance in the adjoining Turl Street).

Lord Peter Wimsey

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In Five Red Herrings (1931), a Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Somerville alumna Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter (a Balliol man) is asked whether he remembers a certain contemporary from Trinity.
Lord Peter was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with a first-class degree in history.

Dervorguilla of Galloway

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The first portrait of a woman in Hall since that of the co-Founder, Dervorguilla of Galloway, was unveiled in 2012, depicting benefactor and Oxford Internet Institute founder Dame Stephanie Shirley. When de Balliol died in 1269 his widow, Dervorguilla, a woman whose wealth far exceeded that of her husband, continued his work in setting up the college, providing a further endowment, and writing the statutes.
The college still retains the name Balliol College, where the history students' society is called the Devorguilla society and an annual seminar series featuring women in academia is called the Dervorguilla Seminar Series.

Holywell Manor, Oxford

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The creation of the Balliol–St Anne’s Graduate Institution with St Anne's in 1967 led to the coeducation of men and women on the Holywell Manor site.
It currently houses the majority of Balliol College's postgraduate population.

University of Oxford

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Balliol College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.
Among the earliest such founders were William of Durham, who in 1249 endowed University College, and John Balliol, father of a future King of Scots; Balliol College bears his name.

Ronald Knox

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and also of the response, by the Balliol-educated Catholic theologian and Bible translator Ronald Knox, which more accurately reflects Berkeley's own beliefs:
The young Knox was educated at Eaton House, Summer Fields, and Eton College, where he took the first scholarship in 1900 and Balliol College, Oxford, where again he won the first classics scholarship in 1905.

Balliol rhyme

Verses of this form are now known as Balliol rhymes.
The form is associated with Balliol College, Oxford.