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Balliol College, University of Oxford

Broad Street, Oxford

Founded circa 1263 by Scottish aristocrats John I de Balliol and his wife Dervorguilla

In 1452 George Neville, held a feast at Balliol reputed to be the largest supper ever to be served in the city.

In the 1630s on a visit to Balliol, Greek Orthodox Church ambassador Nathanael Konopios introduced coffee-drinking to England.

In 1642 King Charles I during the Civil War, demanded all its ready cash and silver plate, the loan of which was never repaid and no formal offer of repayment has ever been made. Money therefore became a problem for Balliol and following the Great Fire of London in 1666 causing it to lose many of its rents, it was on the verge of closure.

Masters of Balliol College

Balliol College, Oxford, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, is run by the Master and Fellows of the college. The Master of the college must be "the person who is, in their [the Fellows] judgement, most fit for the government of the College as a place of religion, learning, and education".[1] The current Master of Balliol is Drummond Bone, a scholar of the Romantic poet Lord Byron. He has held the post since October 2011, following his retirement as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in 2008.[2]

  • Walter de Fodringeye . . . 1282
  • Hugh de Warkenby . . . 1296
  • Stephen de Cornubia . . . 1303
  • Richard de Chickwell . . . 1309
  • Thomas de Waldeby .. 1321
  • Henry de Seton . . 1323
  • Nicholas de Luceby .. 1327
  • John Poclynton . . 1332
  • Hugh Corbrygge.. 1340
  • Robert de Derby . . . 1356
  • John Wycliffe ..... 1360
  • John Hugate . . 1366
  • Thomas Tyrwhit . . .1371
  • Hamond Haskman . . 1397
  • William Lambert . . . 1406
  • Thomas Chace . . . .1412
  • Robert Burley . . 1428
  • Richard Stapilton .... 1429
  • William Brandon .... 1429
  • Robert Twaytes .... 1450
  • William Lambton . . . .1461
  • John Segden .... 1472
  • Robert Abdy . . 1477
  • William Bell. . 1496
  • Richard Barningham . 1504
  • Thomas Cisson . . . .1511
  • Richard Stubbys . . . .1518
  • William White . 1525
  • George Coote . 1539
  • William Wright . . 1545
  • James Brooks . . 1547, Bishop of Gloucester (1554–1558)
  • William Wright . . . 1555
  • Francis Babington . . . 1559
  • Antony Garnet . . 1560
  • Richard Hooper .... 1563
  • Robert Hooper.... 1567
  • John Piers . . . 1570
  • Adam Squier . . .1571
  • Edmund Lilly .... 1580
  • Robert Abbots . . . 1609, later Bishop of Salisbury
  • John Parkhurst . 1616
  • Thomas Laurence . . . .1637
  • George Bradshaw . . . 1646
  • Henry Savage . . . 1650
  • Thomas Good .... 1672
  • John Verre 1678
  • Roger Mander . . . .1687
  • John Baron. . . 1704
  • Joseph Hunt . . . .1721
  • Theophilus Leigh . . . .1726
  • John Davey 1785
  • John Parsons . . 1798, Bishop of Peterborough from 1813
  • Richard Jenkyns . . . .1819
  • Robert Scott .... 1854, Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford (1861 to 1870), Dean of Rochester (1870 to 1887)
  • Benjamin Jowett .... 1870
  • Edward Caird 1893-1907, Snell Exhibitioner 1860, Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow 1866. First lay Master.[3]
  • James Leigh Strachan Davidson 1907-1916 [4]
  • Arthur Lionel Smith 1916-1924 [5]
  • Alexander Dunlop Lindsay 1924-1949, Vice-Chancellor in 1935. Founder of the University of Keele[6]
  • David Lindsay Keir 1949-1965, Fellow of University Coll. 1921. Vice-Chancellor, Queens University, Belfast 1939.[7]
  • Christopher Hill 1965-1978
  • Anthony Kenny 1978-1989
  • Baruch Blumberg 1989-1994, George Eastman Visiting Professor 1983, co-recipient of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • Colin Lucas 1994-2001, Vice-Chancellor (1997-2004).
  • Andrew Graham 1997-2001 (acting); 2001-2011 [8][9]
  • Drummond Bone (from October 2011), Byron scholar, Snell Exhibitioner 1968 and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool (2002 to 2008)[10]

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"First come I. My name is Jowett.

There is no knowledge but I know it.

I am the Master of this College;

What I don't know isn't knowledge"

"My name is George Nathaniel Curzon;

I am a most superior person"