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On the bench

A new garden bench, built specifically with the needs of wheelchair users in mind, has been installed in the Wadham gardens thanks to a generous donor to the College.

On the bench

Roger Cowley 1939 - 2015

We are very sad to report the death on 27 January 2015 of Emeritus Fellow Professor Roger Arthur Cowley FRS FRSE. Professor Cowley was Dr Lee’s Professor of Experimental Philosophy and a Fellow of Wadham College from 1988-2007, becoming an Emeritus Fellow in 2008.

Roger Cowley

Creative competition

It’s time for Wadham students to get creative and enter the Rex Warner Prize competition for original short stories, poems or translation.

Student reading
  • Circles Day and Debate

    This year’s topical event, entitled ‘The Benefits of Biodiversity: Economics and the Environment’ will see prominent speakers propose and debate the motion that "The value of biodiversity is immeasurable: there is no quantifiable value of biodiversity".


    Circles Debate
  • West Side Story

    Wadham student Edward Addison, (2012 Mathematics), is choreographer of this student production of West Side Story at Oxford's Playhouse Theatre.


    West Side Story at the Playhouse

Counter terrorism and academic freedom

Universities shouldn’t be forced to spy on students - Warden Ken Macdonald QC writes in The Times.

Dancing on the West Side

Choreographing the forthcoming Oxford student production of West Side Story has been a fantastic but challenging experience for Wadham undergraduate and dancer Ed Addison (2012 Mathematics).

Dance rehearsal

Burns Night 2015

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties were on the menu for the 2015 Burns night dinner in hall on Friday. Pictures here.

Burns Night 2015

‘Living wage plus’ for Wadham staff

Wadham College is seeking accreditation as a living wage employer from the Living Wage Foundation.

Cornwall Reading Party 2015

Wadham students can apply now for a week of dedicated study combined with relaxation, discussion and household chores at the 2015 Reading Party in Cornwall.

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

Donne's Horace

Wadham College Library’s treasured copy of Horace which belonged to the poet John Donne has hit the headlines following an article in the Times Literary Supplement.

Title page

Oscar nominations for two Wadham alumnae

Wadham alumnae Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones have been nominated for ‘best actress’ Oscars in the 2015 Academy Awards while The Imitation Game, based on a book by Wadham Fellow Andrew Hodges, has been nominated for ‘best picture’.

US exchange opportunity

Applications are now open for the Wadham College Sarah Lawrence Exchange. This exchange programme sends six Wadham College students to Sarah Lawrence College in New York for three weeks over the Spring Break, all expenses paid.

Sarah Lawrence Exchange programme

Summer in China?

Calling Wadham students. Fancy spending your summer in China as part of the CSE summer exchange programme? Find out more...

Izatt-Christensen Award for Professor Paul Beer

Professor Paul Beer has been awarded the 2015 Izatt-Christensen Award for his great impact on the field of macrocyclic and supramolecular chemistry.

Paul Beer

A day in the life of Wadham Scouts

Follow members of our housekeeping team (Scouts) through a typical day to understand the essential role they play in College life.

Cleaning in progress

Tsunami - ten years on

Ten years since Wadham Butler Don Gallagher and his wife Della survived the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, their charity, Friends of Della and Don, is changing lives.

village school

Anne-Marie Kelly wins Employee of the Year

Wadham Scout Anne-Marie Kelly has been named Wadham College Employee of the Year 2014.

Anne-Marie Kelly

New scholarship funds Master's students with a disability

Academically excellent students with a disability can apply for a new graduate scholarship to fund their Masters' studies at Wadham College.

WAdham students

In memory

We are very sad to report the death on 12 December of Emeritus Fellow, Rear Admiral Phillip Edwards CB LVO.  Following a full career as an officer in the Royal Navy , Phillip was appointed Domestic Bursar from 1983 to 1994.  This was  followed by a period as Development Director.  He was a founding member of the Development Council. There will be a Service of Thanksgiving in the chapel in the New Year.

Flag at half mast

Candidate information

Important information for candidates applying to Wadham for entry in October 2015 (or deferred entry in 2016). More

Understanding ataxia

Cerebellar ataxia is a condition which affects some 10,000 adults in the UK, causing problems with movement, motor coordination, balance and speech. Wadham Junior Research Fellow Esther Becker is working to understand the genetic and molecular mechanisms that lead to brain disorders such as ataxia.

Esther Becker

Current vacancies

We're seeking an Associate Professor in Spanish and Keeley Visiting Fellows, Scouts (cleaners) and an Assistant Butler.

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

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

Library treasures

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