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  • Boat Burning and Naming

    Celebrate Wadham Women's First Eight Head of the River victory with a boat burning and naming .


    boat burning
  • Women's Sports Dinner

    Join us on Saturday 28 October (3rd week Michaelmas) to celebrate women’s sport at Wadham with a dinner for alumni and current students.


    sports dinner

Candidate information

Important information for candidates applying to Wadham for entry in October 2018 (or deferred entry in 2019)

Venue hire and accommodation

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, overnight stay or meeting. Explore Wadham's conference facilities.

conference facilities

Wadham Fellow lights up TORCH

Wadham Fellow and Tutor in Russian, Philip Ross Bullock, has been appointed as the new Director of TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities).


Philip Bullock

Matriculation in pictures

Wadham's graduate and undergraduate Freshers officially join the University of Oxford at the Matriculation ceremony, held in the Sheldonian Building.


Wadham Foundation Fellow receives University’s highest award

Wadham alumnus and benefactor John McCall MacBain O.C. (Law, 1980) has been presented with the Sheldon Medal for his visionary support for the University of Oxford.


Marcy and John McCall MacBain

New faces

Wadham welcomes six new Fellows and one Visiting Fellow who join the Senior Common Room in 2017.


Meet our graduate Lawyers

Generous alumni support has enabled Wadham to award a record number of graduate scholarships this year, six for students of Law.


Graduate lawyers at Wadham

Cecil Day-Lewis - the creative process

A selection of prose by Wadham alumnus C. Day-Lewis is published in a new book co-edited by Emeritus Fellow Bernard O’Donoghue.


Book cover image

Welcoming Sarah Lawrence Programme students

Twenty-six students from universities in the United States have embarked on their rigorous year-long academic programme at Wadham College.


Sarah lawrence programme students

Telephone Campaign Thanks!

Current Wadham students have just finished phoning over 300 alumni all over the world and the College would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated!


Gaudy gathering

More than fifty years since matriculation, some eighty alumni returned to Wadham to celebrate their Gaudy reunion.


Gaudy reunion

Teach First

Supporting our former students into their careers and raising the aspirations of school students from disadvantaged backgrounds are vital strands of Wadham’s Access to Excellence strategy.


Hong Kong celebrations

The Warden, Emeritus Fellow Jeffrey Hackney, Law Fellow Dr Sandy Steel and the Development Director Julie Hage were delighted to meet alumni and friends during the annual trip to Hong Kong in early September.


Ken Macdonald Kt QC and William Doo

James Morwood, 1943 – 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Emeritus Fellow and Classicist James Morwood. James died while on holiday in Greece on 10 September 2017, at the age of 73. Details of the memorial will be coming soon.


James Morwood, Emeritus Fellow and Editor of Wadham Gazette

Building progress

Latest news on the Dorothy Wadham Building student accommodation project on Iffley Road where demolition work is now underway.


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

Access to Excellence

Wadham's ambitious programme to achieve fair access to university.

Wadham College

Visiting Wadham

Wadham welcomes visitors during opening times and prospective students at any time (when occasional restricted events are taking place you may be asked to return). Please note the College will be closed on 21 and 22 October for private events.

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

Emma McKinlay 1993 - 2017

It is with enormous sadness that we report the death on 3 September of Emma McKinlay, who matriculated in the History of Art in 2011.  She died peacefully after a long illness, which she had borne with extraordinary courage and dignity, supported by her family and friends.  She will be greatly missed.  We hope to organise a memorial service in Wadham in due course.