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 incumbent Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, 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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Aldous Huxley

English writer

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43

Brave New World

novel by Aldous Huxley

author: Aldous Huxley

1932

Brave New World Revisited

literary work by Aldous Huxley

author: Aldous Huxley

1958

The Doors of Perception

book by Aldous Huxley

author: Aldous Huxley

1954

Ape and Essence

novel by Aldous Huxley

author: Aldous Huxley

1948

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author: Aldous Huxley

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Graham Greene

English writer, playwright and literary critic

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50

The Quiet American

novel by Graham Greene

author: Graham Greene

1955

Travels with My Aunt

1969 Graham Greene novel

author: Graham Greene

1969

The End of the Affair

novel by Graham Greene

author: Graham Greene

1951

The Heart of the Matter

novel by Graham Greene

author: Graham Greene

1948

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Robertson Davies

Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist

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Nevil Shute

British writer and engineer

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Olaf Stapledon

British novelist and philosopher

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