Alumni Clubs and Societies

From the Wadham Society which all alumni join after graduation, to Law, Golf, Cricket, Rowing and more, you can continue to engage with like minded Wadhamites both past and present.

  • Wadham College Boat Club

  • 2013 President's XI

Wadham Society

Founded in 1963, the Wadham Society is made up of all alumni of Wadham College.

The Society acts as a forum for contacts across generations and across subjects; encourages links between former and current students; distributes a regular sum of money from the College's fundriasing efforts towards current student projects that enhance the College experience.

More about the Wadham Society

1610 Society

Since Wadham’s foundation in 1610, virtually every major building, scholarship and facility in the College owes something to legacies or significant gifts from alumni, Fellows or friends.

More about the 1610 Society Contact Colin Drummond Further information

The Circles

Wilkins Circle
Is named for former Warden John Wilkins, who dedicated much of his life to the improvement of Wadham, and the Circle recognises loyal donors who have been giving on a continuous basis for a number of years.  Those who have given consecutively for three or more years, or have set up a regular commitment by Direct Debit or credit card, will automatically gain membership for the following financial year.

Members of the Wilkins Circle are specially mentioned in the Wadham Gazette and are invited to the Circles’ Day event with a guest.

Nicholas Circle
Is named for our founder Nicholas Wadham, to recognise benefactors who have contributed to the ongoing development of Wadham by making donations totalling £1,000 or more each year.  Membership is awarded for the following financial year, and this entitles members to all of the privileges above, as well as an invitation to a special event with the Warden on the Circles’ Day.

Dorothy Circle
Is named for our foundress Dorothy Wadham, to recognise benefactors who have made a significant difference to Wadham’s development by making donations totalling £5,000 or more each year.  Membership is awarded for the following financial year, and this entitles members to all of the privileges above, as well as a complimentary invitation to all alumni events hosted by Wadham.

Wadham College Boat Club Society

This Society is for former members of the Wadham Boat Club and their supporters. It exists to help the performance of the Boat Club so that all crews are as successful as possible and to develop a society which increases the enjoyment of rowing for former and current Wadham oarspeople.

WCBCS

Wadham College Boat Club Society exists to help the performance of the Boat Club so that all crews are as successful as possible and to develop a society which increases the enjoyment of rowing for former and current Wadham oarspeople.

Wadham Cricket and the Freebooters

Wadham has a fine cricket heritage, from the world famous CB Fry (1892, Classics) to being Cuppers winners in 2000 - and the Freebooters have been having fun all along. We have one of the finest wickets in Oxford, and a lively schedule of tours, events and matches for alumni and students.

Visit the Wadham cricket pages

WAGS: Wadham Alumni Golf Society

Wadham runs an informal golf society for alumni (male and female) through which we participate in two events each year – the Whitby Cup and the Intercollegiate Competition.

More about WAGS

Wadham College Law Society

Wadham College Law Society was re-founded in 1980 and has some 100 members. Please follow the link below for more information.

Wadham College Law Society

Romantic Wadham

The Romantic Wadham Society was formed in 2004 with membership open to those married in Wadham Chapel or couples who met at Wadham, as graduates or undergraduates, and subsequently live together or married.

Development office

In the spirit of Wadham, we also welcome those who met at Wadham and live together but are not married, and, same-sex couples. Do let the Development Office know if you feel you are eligible and would like to join.

We hope to be holding an event for all members in the near future, so please stay tuned for updates on this, or feel free to provide suggestions for events.

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