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.The college's alumni include the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson MP, as well as 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, Empress Masako of Japan, 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.
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Richard Dawkins

English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author

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The God Delusion

book by Richard Dawkins

author: Richard Dawkins

2006

The Selfish Gene

1976 book by Richard Dawkins

author: Richard Dawkins

1976

The Blind Watchmaker

book by Richard Dawkins

author: Richard Dawkins

1986

The Extended Phenotype

Book written by Richard Dawkins, about the extension of the phenotype to ethology

author: Richard Dawkins

1982

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Human Chauvinism ( 1997 )

wetenschappelijk artikel

author: Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould

Should doctors be Darwinian? ( 2002 )

scientific article

author: Richard Dawkins

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Olaf Stapledon

British novelist and philosopher

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Last and First Men

1930 Olaf Stapledon novel

author: Olaf Stapledon

1930

Star Maker

book by Olaf Stapledon

author: Olaf Stapledon

1937

Darkness and the Light

book by Olaf Stapledon

author: Olaf Stapledon

1942

Death into Life

book by Olaf Stapledon

author: Olaf Stapledon

1946

Last Men in London

book by Olaf Stapledon

author: Olaf Stapledon

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Hilaire Belloc

writer

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J. Horace Round

English historian and genealogist

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Boris Johnson

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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