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Balliol College, Oxford

Balliol College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Traditionally, the undergraduates are the most politically active in the university, and the college's alumni include several former prime ministers.

During Benjamin Jowett's Mastership in the 19th Century, the College rose from its relative obscurity to occupy the first rank of colleges, a position from which it has never since faltered. Herbert Asquith once described Balliol men as possessing "the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority".

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1 History
2 Notable Former Students
3 Academics/Teachers
4 External link


Notable Former Students

(Dorothy L. Sayers attributes a Balliol undergraduateship to her fictional character, Lord Peter Wimsey)


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