- Balliol is one of three colleges in Oxford (the other two are Merton and University) which claim to be the oldest. It's certainly true that members have lived communally on this site since 1263. Unfortunately, little remains of the ancient buildings, but a relaxing walk through the college will enable you to admire the unpretentious architecture of today. Balliol's other claim to fame is that it has produced more politicians and statesmen than any other Oxford college. Former students include Aldous Huxley, Edward Heath and Graham Greene.
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