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  • Shakespeare in the garden

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


    'As You Like It' 2014 by Ben Galpin
  • Hong Kong Alumni Reception

    You are warmly invited to join the Warden and fellow alumni for a drinks reception at Club Lusitano on Friday 2nd September.  


    Alumni drinks reception

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. Watch a video showing Wadham's conference facilities.

conference facilities

Fellow of distinction

Wadham Fellow Alan Beggs been conferred with the title Professor following the 2016 Recognition of Distinction process by the University of Oxford.


Alan Begg

Wellington letter discovered

A remarkable discovery was made recently in the Wadham Library – a letter dated and signed by the Duke of Wellington in 1837.


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769–1852) by Thomas Lawrence via Wikimedia Commons

Access Roadshow 2016

How many universities are there in the UK? How many different courses are there? East London school students attending the Wadham Access Roadshow were surprised to hear there are some 133 universities where you can study over 37,000 different courses.


Access roadshow

Lives in verse

A new book of poetry by Wadham Emeritus Fellow, Bernard O'Donoghue, is published this month.


Book cover

Excellence in maths

An international group of 24 young people representing some 15 countries has gathered at Wadham for a summer of maths.


summer school participant

Engineer building

Building steel bridges and testing their strength and using computers to programme robots on wheels are among the inspirational activities which have excited participants in the 2016 UNIQ Engineering Summer School, supported by Wadham College alumni.


Engineering student

War: an arguable case?

Wadham Honorary Fellow Sir Frank Berman explained in his evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry, which published its report on the UK's role in the Iraq war earlier this month, why it was indefensible, morally and constitutionally, for the momentous decision to go to war with Iraq to be based on nothing better than an ‘arguable case’ in law.


Language and lyrics- alumni profile

Poet, teacher, translator and critic Hilary Davies (French and German, 1974) well remembers her interview at Wadham, not so much from the question about epoch or era but for the appearance of her interviewer.


Choral tribute

A choral piece, written for and dedicated to the Wadham Chapel Choir by outgoing choir member Christopher Parton (MSt Music, 2012), was performed in the Antechapel to the delight of listeners.


Wadham Chapel Choir

Summer reading

Looking for something to read over your summer holidays? Thanks to the literary skills of Wadham alumni we can help you find just what you’re looking for.


Principles of Financial Regulation

Inadequate regulation of the financial system is widely thought to have contributed to the financial crisis of 2007-9. A new book, co-authored by Wadham Fellow Colin Mayer, sets out a framework within which financial regulation can be analysed, and the financial system can be better protected.


Principles of Financial Regulation

Wadham launches Access to Excellence programme

An exciting strategy to improve diversity and access to Oxford University was revealed by Wadham College at an event on Saturday.


Open Days in pictures

Couldn't make our Open Days? Take a look at what you missed and find out more about studying at Wadham.


EU referendum: Statement from the Warden, Ken Macdonald QC

Following the referendum result, I want to make clear that Wadham is determined to secure its internationalist view of the world, doing everything in our power to continue to welcome people of all nationalities and backgrounds to live, study and work here. Our openness to the world nurtures our scholarship, broadens our minds and enriches our lives. I’m sure I speak for everyone at Wadham in extending especially warm wishes to all of our colleagues from fellow European countries. We are delighted and honoured that you are a part of our community.


Ken Macdonald QC

Welcoming the Emperor

No longer looking down on Broad Street, one of the original Emperor heads from the Sheldonian has moved to a much greener location – the corner of the Fellows’ Garden here at Wadham.


Emperor head

Head of the River victory!

For the third year running, Wadham's women rowed to victory in Summer Eights, winning the coveted Head of the River title.


W1 boat

Shakespeare 400

Marking 400 years since the death of playwright William Shakespeare, actors from the Oxford Shakespeare Company discuss Wadham's First Folio with Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford.


William Shakespeare

July newsletter

Catch up on the latest Wadham news in our summer newsletter!


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

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

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