BALLIOL COLLEGE

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Balliol is one of the colleges of Oxford University. It was founded by John de Balliol in 1263, has occupied the same site ever since and claims to be the oldest college in Oxford, and the world. Its attractive buildings are predominantly Victorian, however. Balliol's widow Dervorguilla of Galloway, established a permanent endowment and their son, John, was King of Scotland. Balliol has an impressive list of alumni, which includes writers, politicians and scientists. A few random examples: Boris Johnson, Robert Peston, Herbert Asquith, Harold Macmillan, Edward Heath, Aldous Huxley, Graham Greene and William Beveridge.

Visitors can tour the grounds and some of the buildings, except when college events take place.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Broad Street
Oxford
County
Oxfordshire
Post Code
OX1 3BJ
Main Historic Period
Victorian
Link to featured article
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
Oxford city centre
Primary Management
Educational establisment

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