A colourful event
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.