Research Associates

Wadham's Research Associates help increase intellectual exchange between Wadham’s graduate students and the College faculty.

Wadham's Research Associates are early-career researchers from a range of academic disciplines, who enhance intellectual exchange and interaction between graduate students and the College's Fellows.

As well as broader initiatives, they organise events series which can range from seminars and workshops like the 'Wadham in Objects' evening events, to more relaxed events like the 'Dorothy Café'. All are conceived with an element of fun and all with a view to exploring the special and singular community of the College. Currently, there are four Research Associates: John, Anbara, Jin and Aro. They are always open to suggestions for events, so please get in touch if you would like to. You can contact the RAs at

Michaelmas Term 2017 events

Thursday 16 November, LSKB, 6pm
Discrimination and Ethics in the Sciences
Cedric Tan, a Biologist and Lecturer at Wadham, will present on "Shying or crying: a personal experience of communicating sensitive issues in biology (same-sex behaviour, trophy hunting and illegal logging)” and Juliane Borchert, DPhil candidate in Physics will explore the controversy surrounding indigenous rights and the construction of the Thirty Metre Telescope on Mauna Kea.

Wednesday 22 November (TBC), 6pm
Wadham’s Relics
Evening talk on Wadham’s spookier objects; the skeletons uncovered under the college in 2013

Friday 24 November, Time TBC   
Whisky tasting
Whisky tasting hosted by Sarah-Beth Amos and Jin Leem, learning about how whisky is made, and what makes each whisky unique.

Monday 27 November, 5:30PM   
Wadham in Objects: the College paintings
For this event Dr Stephen Goss will reprise his wonderful tour of Wadham’s incredible paintings.

Thursday 30 November, Time TBC
Age of Discovery (led by Jin)
External guest speaker, Dr Christopher Kutarna, author of international bestseller “Age of Discovery” will be coming to speak about the second age of renaissance.

All events open to Wadham MCR and SCR members

Please email for further details

Download the Michaelmas term card

Research Associates: Who's who

Past Research Associate events