Balliol College

constituent college of the University of Oxford

Balliol College () is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. 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. 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. She is considered a co‑founder of the college.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. John Wycliffe, who translated the Bible into English, was Master of the college in the 1360s.In 2018 Balliol had an endowment of £139.3m.
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Richard Dawkins

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The God Delusion

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2006

The Selfish Gene

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The Blind Watchmaker

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1986

The Ancestor's Tale

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2004

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A threshold model of choice behaviour ( 1969 )

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Burying the vehicle ( 1994 )

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Arresting evidence. ( 1998 )

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Should doctors be Darwinian? ( 2002 )

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Peter Murray-Rust

English chemist and open knowledge activist

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Timothy Snyder

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