Committee Lunch HT6

  • Posted on: 24 February 2016
  • By: Steven Rose

1. We passed £25 to get a parting gift for Charlotte since she's been an absolute star for Pantry and the JCR.

2. We discussed how making and selling boptails could be more efficiently done - in particular regarding buying alcohol with the bar - since it's currently quite a pain setting up and cleaning pantry; we agreed to revisit this in the future when we had more specific suggestions for addressing this.

Committee Lunch HT5

  • Posted on: 17 February 2016
  • By: Steven Rose

1. Abi told us that 350 Balliolites have bought tickets for the Garden Party and told us that she's going to remind you all to get tickets before they go up in price (when they're opened up to the University) next week (get tickets now)!

2. Daisy Cockrean is now an admit of the Facebook page - she promises that she will live up to the responsibility of the power that she holds.

Committee Lunch HT4

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: Steven Rose

1. We co-opted Saad Hamid for Affiliations, Sam Gibb for SDO, Matt Smith for Comrade Bike Rep, Aidan Balfe for Picture Fund Rep, Conor Jordan for Drama Soc President, Utsav Popat for Drama Soc Treasurer, and Lottie Dodd for Drama Soc Secretary.

2. Eliza is going to sell you traditional accessories made by the Romanian Society from pantry and elsewhere to raise money for a school-child to have a computer for high school.

3. We passed £50 to buy Super Soakers for the Charity Musical and general JCR fun.

Committee Lunch HT3

  • Posted on: 3 February 2016
  • By: Steven Rose

1. The Committee passed £50 to pay the musicians who played at Nepostists last term (since the organ wasn't available on account of it being broken).

2. Rachael and Daisy want to put a tampon mountain in Jowett and they're trying to find a reasonable place to put it (suggestions are welcome!), and the possibility of installing a condom machine in Jowett at some point in the future is going to be investigated.

3. James told the Committee that Saturday of 5th week isn't going to work for either Balliol or New College, so we're going to do something in Trinity instead.

Committee Lunch HT1

  • Posted on: 22 January 2016
  • By: Steven Rose

1. We passed up to £50 to be spent buying rainbow laces for the rugby team.

2. Abi told the Committee that everything was on track and that you're likely to be getting around two free drinks at the garden party (exciting).

3. The Committee will be having a lunch with the Dean Tuesday 3rd week (and hence we won't be meeting on the Wednesday that week).

4. Daisy wants everyone to write blog posts about life at Balliol aimed at prospective students or offer-holding students and you should all totally do that!

JCR Elections 2015

  • Posted on: 28 November 2015
  • By: Alex McKenzie

Click "read more" to see a full breakdown of results.

President: Annie Williamson

Vice-President: Cealach McKeating

Treasurer: Darryl Braier-Lorrimer

Drs WHO: James Letten & Meg Peyton-Jones

Secretary: Ste Rose

Lindsay: Hugo Monnery

Access & Admissions: Emily Webb & Daisy Cutts

D&M: Ruby Breward & Pete Sayer

LGBTQ: Rory Meryon & Ele Saltmarsh

Website & Computing: Andrew Truong

Entz: Iggy Wilde & Xav Cohen

DSO: Molly Rogers

JdeB: Simon Kelly & Lewis Scott

E&E: Aidan Balfe & Chilla Knight

Charities: Rivka Shaw & Sophie Conquest

International Students: Laura Bossino & Nicky Halterman

Ethnic Minorities: Ploy Haritaworn & Hubert Au

Sports Rep: Helen Davies & Xav Greenwood

Foodies: Freddie Potts & Zac Leather

Women's Officers: Rachael Ince-Kitson & Daisy Cockrean

Comrades Tortoise: Phoebe Grant-Smith & Lottie Dodd

Duckworths: Ruby Day & Daisy Pearson

Maestro Music: Jae Jung

Comrade Shakespeare: Gae Iannetta & Xav Greenwood

Bar Social Secs: Josh Warwick & Will McCarthy

Entz Sub-Committee: Rivka Shaw & Sophie Conquest



Welcome to the website of Balliol College's Junior Common Room.  Balliol is one of Oxford's oldest colleges, having recently celebrated its 750th Anniversary, and has one of Oxford's largest and most diverse (though we could do better) undergraduate communities.

This website is intended for use by both current and prospective students.  For those of you thinking of applying to study at Balliol as an undergraduate, current students have written about the variety of social and welfare services the JCR provides its members.  Balliol has one of the university's most active JCRs, thanks to our unusually large number of student-run services; as well as maintaining Oxford's largest student-run bar and a cafeteria in our Common Room, Balliol JCR has some of the best welfare provision and entertainment.

Current students will be able to find useful links provided by the Welfare Sub-Committee covering a host of issues, as well as a calendar detailing events for the coming term and booking forms for in-college services.

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact me at

Annie Williamson
JCR President 2015-16



IT never changes

  • Posted on: 26 September 2019
  • By: Daniel Rastelli

so it seems we are having issues with logins at the moment

it should be sorted in time as we have a small virtual server with not much memory and so we can't expect ludicrous speeds

if the trouble persists past 24h do email


current webmaster


Committee Lunch HT7

  • Posted on: 1 March 2017
  • By: Thomas Gater

1. Committee had a discussion of the college's disability policy, which has been updated on this website - also you can ask Marianne and Juliet who are now experts.

2. We passed £5.00 for 150 fridge stickers. (Which we've been reliably informed won't leave a sticker residue on the fridges).

3. The potential Codebar Workshop has morphed into pizza and computers run by members of the JCR, watch out for that next week!

4. £20 passed for Mortal Kombat to be replaced. 

Committee Lunch HT6

  • Posted on: 22 February 2017
  • By: Thomas Gater
  1. £12.50 for Chalk for gym 
  2. £15 for an E and E film night, Wally, or a documentary, or BOTH!
  3. £50 for the coninually exciting disposable camera project, 39 people interested so far email Nicky for details! 
  4. Up to £40 passed for oven gloves on mainsite, which is very exciting fro anyone who noticed we have kitchens on mainsite.

Site Updates

Update 12

  • Posted on: 6 February 2017
  • By: Antonia Siu
  • Changed: Laundry Booking
    • shows @Balliol-Laundry
    • groups days together so it's cleaner
    • only shows slots that start after ~2 hours ago (the current people using the washer)
    • multi-(un)booking
  • Added: Unbanning page for when the site bans your ip