Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Sir Drummond Bone – Spread your Wings

Published on Jul 25, 2017

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Master of Balliol College at the University of Oxford, Sir Drummond Bone, speaks about the reality of having a career. He talks of how it’s often not a single track all the way through, but that people increasingly have several careers during their working life. He advises the young people in the audience to stay open to opportunities, as this has a liberating and energising kind of effect. Drummond goes on to give personal anecdotes on his career and how he rose to become Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Master of Balliol College, but not without taking a few wrong turns along the way. His closing pieces of advice are to ‘Stay open, stay relaxed,’ and as made famous by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy… ‘Don’t Panic’.

Snell Dinner at Balliol College, University of Oxford

Published on Feb 7, 2012

This colourful event is named after Sir John Snell, who in the 17th century left a bequest to send students from the University of Glasgow to the University of Oxford for postgraduate study. The Snell Dinner is held in Balliol College Oxford and is an important event for the college. The dinner is attended by the current Snell Exhibitioners, fellows of Balliol, representatives of Glasgow University and St John’s College Cambridge. The first Snell exhibitioner was in 1699. A former Snell scholar was Adam Smith a famous economist in the 18th century

Balliol College 750th Anniversary Commemoration Ball

Published on Oct 1, 2013

Balliol College, University of Oxford was founded in 1263, and 2013 marks the 750th Anniversary. To celebrate this, a Commemoration Ball was held, attended by the Fellows, Students and Staff. Among the highlights of the Ball were musical performances, entertainment, food and some spectacular fireworks.

Sir Drummond Bone – Balliol @ 750

Published on Nov 1, 2013

Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford delivers his opening address at Balliol’s 750th Anniversary weekend celebration. An enthralled audience in the Sheldonian Theatre listened to his speech which analysed Balliol’s place in the university and the world.

Sir Drummond Bone on the Life and Poetry of Lord Byron:Master of Balliol College, Oxford

Published on Dec 7, 2011

Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford, discusses his passion for the poetry of Lord Byron. He shows how Byron’s extraordinary life fed into his writing to produce the most popular writer after Shakespeare. We are entertained by Sir Drummond’s own readings of his favourite poems and with insights on the use of irony. The video features artistic filming and appropriately romantic music.

MASSOLIT: The Life of Lord Byron

Published on Jan 29, 2016

In this lecture, Professor Sir Drummond Bone (University of Oxford) introduces the life of the man who was ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, Lord Byron.

university_vision: Sir Drummond Bone

Published on May 23, 2012

Sir Drummond Bone, Master at Balliol College, University of Oxford, speaks about university_vision and why he is supporting the project. Find out more at www.universityvision.org.uk, #VisionHE.

Sir Drummond Bone – Education in the UK

Published on Jul 27, 2017

Sir Drummond Bone, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford speaks in Suzhou, China about the United Kingdom’s undergraduate university system and the principles used in that education system. This includes student centred education, such as the tutorial system at the University of Oxford, and scenario based education. Sir Drummond Bone goes on to talk about the importance of diversity in the workforce and how it can promote change.

Congress considers preparing for wars in space

3 October 2017
The National Defense Authorization Act specifies the budget every year for the Department of Defense. The House and Senate have each passed different versions of it. One major difference between the two: the House version includes funding for the militarization of space through a new military branch called the Space Corps. Molly Wood talks with Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams about what it might look like.

A divine intervention on climate change

3 October 2017

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … The Catholic Church has announced the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels, adding to a global movement that has already seen more than $5 trillion pulled out of investments in oil, coal and gas. We speak to Geoff Davis, the so-called “Green Bishop,” in Cape Town, South Africa, about how the church is leading the way on climate change. We’ll also ask what’s next for Rovio, the Finnish company behind the popular Angry Birds game, as it debuts on Helsinki’s stock market. Then, to Kiruna in the far north of Sweden. The town is located on top of the world’s largest iron ore mine, and officials now face the gargantuan task of relocating two miles east to prevent homes and businesses from sinking into the ground.