By Balliol JCR, 30 January, 2023

1. Nobody comes across anything interesting worth sharing.

2. Wise men should speak when they have something to say; not for the sake of saying something.

7. Low literacy (and numeracy :)) rates in college probably hinder the reach of them.

10. People could just be drugging their brain by scrolling through Instagram.

13. Every email sent to the JCR has a carbon footprint approximately equal to a 2hr car journey.

19. No one cares about silly lists of random numbers.

23. Serious contributions are seriously lacking.


By Balliol JCR, 21 January, 2023

The voting system is based on matrix, and lets you anonymously, remotely and securely vote in GMs. Following a tremendously successful trial at a committee lunch which especially highlighted the ease of setting it up we decided to create the following guide to simplify matters even more!

Getting the app!

The following post describes how to get the app. On a laptop you can however just click here and click log in with SAML to login.

By Eug, 14 January, 2023

Did you know that Balliol provides free swimming at Iffley for all its undergraduates? Well, now you most definitely do! Slots can easily be booked via the Oxford Sports App.

Have you ever struggled to optimise your time spent in the pool? Fear not! My revolutionary method swimming by squares is here to help! The only requirement is a rudimentary grasp of the from time to time challenging concept of a square number; then you are free to really enjoy swimming. As one avid swimmer put it,

By admin, 14 January, 2023

By activity your university provided linux user account you can create a personal website.

Check out mine here. This is a bit of fun in case you ever get bored of staring at your phone screen for too long and would like to look at your computer screen for a bit :)).

You need to activate your shell account, which can be done by clicking here. Then open a terminal on your computer and type,

By admin, 14 January, 2023

With the start of the new year we also have a new committee! The JCR is brimming with excitement at what they will achieve. Below is the list of elected members. They can create accounts on the website with nice pictures and descriptions to be added to the official record of committees past and previous; this can be viewed here.