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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

Research focus: The harmony of Japan

A passion to understand the mechanics of music combined with a love of Japan, its language and culture have fuelled the research of Wadham’s Jonathan Service.


  • Shakespeare in the garden

    Wadham's gardens provide the setting for 'Twelfth Night' by the Oxford Shakespeare Company, directed by Nicholas Green with music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber.


    'As You Like It' 2014 by Ben Galpin
  • Engineering Subject Reunion

    We welcome back alumni who studied Engineering at Wadham.


    Engineering Alumni

Ken Macdonald QC to Chair Orwell Prize

Ken Macdonald QC, Warden of Wadham College and former Director of Public Prosecutions, to head prestigious prize for political writing.


Warden, Ken Macdonald QC

Benefactors' Garden Party 2015

The dappled shade of the Private Fellows' Garden provided the perfect setting for strawberries, Pimms and high tea at the 2015 benefactors’ garden party.


Garden party

Video: Open Days 2015

Students, fellows and staff welcome visitors at Wadham open days for prospective students, their friends and families. Watch a one minute film to see how it went.


Student assets

Wadham’s Student Ambassador Scheme is key to the success of Wadham’s outreach initiatives.


Wadham Students

Roger Mosey - Getting Out Alive

Getting Out Alive - News, Sport and Politics at the BBC by Wadham alumnus Roger Mosey (1976, History & German) is published this week.


Wadham University Challenge team 1978

Window cleaning

As more scaffolding goes up in Wadham chapel, in preparation for the cleaning and repair of the stained glass in the East window, and the temporary removal of the chapel organ reveals ‘hidden’ windows, we take a brief look of the history of some of the chapel windows.


Close up of East window

Novel writing

Leaves, the new novel from Wadham alumnus John Simmons (1966, English), set in 1970s London, reveals the complex characters of the residents of Ophelia Street.


Encaenia 2015 in pictures

Wadham College was the venue for the Encaenia garden party, following the ceremony at which the University of Oxford awards honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and commemorates its benefactors.


French honour Wadham tutor

Wadham Professor and Tutor in French Christina Howells has become a ‘Commandeur’ in the ‘Ordre des Palmes académiques’ following a ceremony led by French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Sylvie Bermann.


Sylvie Bermann and Christina Howells

Film: Women at Wadham - past, present and future

This short documentary film featuring interviews with students, staff, fellows and alumni was commissioned by the Students' Union to mark the 40th anniversary of women students at Wadham College, University of Oxford.


Women at Wadham

Prize-winning literature

An original short story and a free translation of poetry are the winning entries in the 2015 Rex Warner Literary Prize competition.


Rex Warner prize winners

Tried and tested

Rugby Captain, Ben Coney Critchley (2013, Law) reports of double promotions a broken ankle and the thrills and spills on the rugby field this year.


The rugby team

Wadham journalist speaks out

“Newspapers must continue to entertain, but they must also be a thorn in the sides of those in power, wrongdoers and those who abuse the young and old,” writes Wadham alumnus, journalist and author Robin Esser (1952, History).


Robin Esser ©Daily Mail

Student portrait honours Mandela

A portrait of Nelson Mandela by second year undergraduate Will Forrester has been given pride of place in the Junior Common Room.


portrait of Nelson Mandela, by second year undergraduate Will Forrester

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...