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Wadham is delighted to announce the appointment of six new Junior Research Fellows, five of whom are women.

Celebrating Wadham's women

Remarkable women representing the four decades since the admission of women to Wadham in 1974 took part in a panel discussion with Wadham alumni on 27 September.

Wadham's women

Wadham calling 2014

Wadham's telethon kicks off on Saturday 20 September. Our student callers are manning the phones to talk to alumni and ask for support towards the Wadham Fund.

  • Freshers week 2014

    Wadham welcomes its new graduate and undergraduate students with a range of activities and events ranging from registration and welcome gatherings to tutor meetings, Q&A sessions, club and film nights, sports society meetings, socials and much more...


  • The invention of modern science

    2014 sees the 400th anniversary of the birth of Wadham’s Warden Wilkins (1614-1672), who convened the founders of the Royal Society and created a unique environment for scientific innovation. To celebrate this anniversary, Wadham alumnus Melvyn Bragg (1958, History) will introduce world leading scientists including President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy (1983, Mathematics) and astrophysicist Jo Dunkley at this Sheldonian event. 



Venue hire

Wadham College's historic buildings, magnificent gardens and comfortable accommodation combined with its central location, up to the minute facilities and excellent catering, provide the perfect location for your conference, summer school, reception, dinner or meeting. Watch a video showing Wadham's conference facilities.

conference facilities


Learn how the heavens were discovered and mapped by leading astronomers from 1500 onwards in a new book by Wadham’s Allan Chapman (1972, DPhil History of Science).

Reminder: Essay prize competition

Deadlines are fast approaching for submissions for two Wadham College undergraduate prizes, each worth £200, rewarding original essays on any subject.

Student at work

Sarah Lawrence Programme welcomes new Director

Wadham’s Sarah Lawrence Programme for visiting students gets off to a great start this term with the arrival of new Director, Dr George Southcombe.


George Southcombe

Earlier tumour diagnosis thanks to new tech

Advanced Ultrasound technology for earlier tumour diagnosis, designed by Wadham Fellow David Edwards, is to be developed in a new partnership between Oxford’s Isis Innovation and Canada’s Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialisation.


Wilkins's legacy

As Wadham celebrates 400 years since the birth of its influential warden, the experimental philosopher and scientist John Wilkins (1614-72), academics gathered for a one-day symposium discussing his legacy.

Mentoring women in law

Wadham College Law Society is calling for volunteers to take part in a pilot mentoring scheme to aid the development and career progression of Wadham’s female law graduates.

Summer Classics

Students from London’s East End enjoyed a taste of Classics at Oxford during a week-long summer school hosted by Wadham College.

Summer school participant

Outstanding results put Wadham in the top five

Wadham College has been ranked in the top five for academic performance based on 2014 finalists’ results.

Wadham College

Maths with the masters

A presentation by Wadham Emeritus Fellow Sir Roger Penrose was a highlight of a Maths Masterclass for talented European school students at Wadham.

Celebrating science

It's 400 years since the birth of John Wilkins, Wadham College’s sixth Warden who advocated the new ‘experimental’ approach to science and whose Philosophical Club became the Royal Society. Marking this anniversary and celebrating science at Wadham today, read about Wadham's scientific past and present and sign up to our exciting events.

Financial help for graduate study

Applications are open for eleven graduate scholarships available to new and existing post-graduate students at Wadham.

40 years of women at Wadham

Celebrate 40 years of women at Wadham. Read comments from Wadham's women across the years, look back at the decision making process that led to the admission of women and find out about upcoming events to mark this anniversary.

Wadham's women

1914-2014 Wartime Wadham Centenary

Read accounts from wartime editions of the Wadham Gazette, along with extracts from the hundreds of letters sent by serving Wadham men to the Warden, in our fascinating Wartime Wadham Centenary feature.

Visiting Wadham

Visitors are welcome to Wadham College during opening times. Prospective students are welcome at any time. (You may be asked to return if an occasional restricted event is taking place).

Term time
13.00 - 16.15
Out of term
10.30 - 11.45
13.00 - 16.15

Library treasures

Wadham's collection of rare books includes a Shakespeare first folio and a 1543 publication by Nicolaus Copernicus...