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Balliol College

Balliol College

Founded in 1263, Balliol is one of the most prestigious colleges and boasts an impressive array of alumni, including three former British prime ministers.

Balliol’s location, prestige and beautiful architecture make it the ideal setting for summer study.

About Balliol College

Since its foundation in 1263 Balliol has been one of the most progressive, politically active and best-performing colleges of the University. The numerous notable alumni of the College include Adam Smith, father of modern Economics, writers Matthew Arnold and Aldous Huxley and three former British Prime Ministers (Herbert Asquith, Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath).

Balliol is perfectly located in the centre of town, less than a 5-minute walk away from the Ashmolean Museum, Radcliffe Square and the city’s shopping districts.

 

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Balliol chapel
Students having lunch in Balliol dining room
Balliol college street view
Balliol garden gate
Balliol college outside view
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Students exploring the city with a map
Balliol college outside view

Virtual tour

Explore the cloisters and quads of Balliol College through this interactive virtual tour.

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Accommodation details

Students will be accommodated in single rooms which are standard undergraduate bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared between a few students. Male and female students will be separated by corridor and/or staircases.

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Founded In


1263

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Bathroom Type


Single

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Bedroom Type


Single

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Student Ages


16-18

Safety and security on campus

In the college students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge.

The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.

Each campus has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

 

ORA and Balliol College

It is important to note that Oxford Royale Summer Schools is not a part of, or otherwise affiliated to, Balliol College or the University of Oxford. Find out more about ORA and the University of Oxford.

The grassy quad of University College, Oxford, in the summer sunshine

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Oxford is a city like no other, home to the #1 university in the world and a huge number of historic sites and attractions, including museums, galleries, parks and more. Oxford is also the home of ORA, where we have been running our award-winning Oxford summer school for ages 8-25 since 2004. Join us in Oxford in summer 2020 and experience life on the campus of the world-renowned university of Oxford.

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