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Review of Balliol College

Balliol College
Ranked #25 of 190 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: Part of the University of Oxford, Balliol College was founded in 1263 by John Balliol and was one of the first colleges to create academic opportunities for women.
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The entry to this college was very reasonable, especially if you are entitled to a concession as I was. The porter at the gate was most helpful and did try to get us into the hall before it closed for lunch. Unfortunately, we weren’t in time but as it was a glorious spring day, we enjoyed the gardens and wonderful buildings from the exterior. I particularly liked the globe to commemorate or rather celebrate 30years of women being admitted to the College. Makes you realise we have come a long way in our lifetimes. The printed leaflet given to us was most useful and created an informative tour.

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

It was the first college we came up to. Worth a visit, as it is the oldest college. Has some famous and interesting alumni. Visit the dining hall.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The Hall was open and was definitely the highlight of the visit along with the Chapel and the Sundial.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Novelist Dorothy L. Sayre chose Balliol as Lord Peter Wimsey's alma mater, and no wonder. He joined an impressive list of alumni who studied within this glorious complex of historic architecture (with some sensitive modern flourishes) and pretty grounds. We were lucky to have dinner here in a private dining room. The College seems to be up to date in its public relations: it is open to public touring during reasonable hours and promotes itself for corporate conferences, etc., to earn some income. The brochure you get at the Porter's Lodge on Broad St., where you get your entrance ticket, is one of the best among Oxford colleges. P.S. Balliol was one of the first among Oxford colleges to admit women tutors, then students (1970s).

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1263 by John Balliol, this college is located on Broad Street in Oxford city centre and was one of the first colleges to give academic opportunities to women. Some fantastic architecture here and really is a great college to see.

Thank rayrest
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