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‘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.

  • Circles Day and Debate

    This year’s topical debate, entitled ‘The Benefits of Biodiversity: Economics and the Environment’ will be a panel discussion of the challenges and benefits of measuring biodiversity using an economic framework, and whether the true value of biodiversity can really be calculated.


    Circles Debate
  • SEE - photography exhibition

    SEE, the debut Photograph Show of the international art critic and culture journalist Simon Hewitt (1979 History & Modern Languages), features 24 photographs of water transformed into barely recognizable abstractions.



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

Shooting Simon Rattle

Wadham alumnus Rory Coonan's photograph of Simon Rattle has been unveiled by the National Portrait Gallery to mark the conductor's sixtieth birthday.

Simon Rattle by Rory Coonan

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’.

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

Astronomical achievement

Wadham alumnus and lecturer Allan Chapman has been awarded the Jackson-Gwilt Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society for his outstanding contribution to astronomy.

Dr Allan Chapman

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

Gloss effects

Glosses, notes written in the margins of manuscripts and early printed books, can not only be integral to the text, they can be amusing or playful distractions from it says Wadham Fellow Jane Griffths in a new book.

Book, Diverting Authorities

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.

Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century

In the face of the Ebola crisis, an expert panel led by Wadham Fellow, Susan Lea, discussed the challenges facing scientists, drug manufacturers and governments in the creation, testing, manufacture and adoption of new vaccines.

Susan Lea

Essay winners

Undergraduates Katya Speight and Adam Roberts win the Cheney essay prizes 2014.

Katya Speight and Adam Roberts

Heading down under

After 35 years at Wadham, Senior Assistant Butler Ann Kidd is retiring and heading for Adelaide in Australia. From regimental dinners to JCR parties, Ann looks back over the highlights of her career.

Ann Kidd

'No' to killer robot ban?

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) should be regulated rather than banned says Wadham Fellow Tom Simpson in a new Policy Memo for the Blavatnik School of Government.

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

Access review 2014

Access Officer Emily Cannon joined Wadham in Michaelmas term and has hit the ground running, participating in 26 access events over an eight week period.

Access officer

Affordable prostheses bring employment hope to Indian amputees

A project led by Wadham's Mark Thompson is set to bring affordable prostheses to Indian amputees.

Videos: The Invention of Modern Science

Discussing the Invention of Modern Science at the Sheldonian Theatre, watch videos of Marcus du Sautoy, Joanna Dunkley and Paul Nurse, chaired by Melvyn Bragg and introduced by Warden of Wadham College Ken Macdonald QC.


The Sheldonian Theatre

About time

Did you know that the clock in Wadham’s front quad was not only designed by Sir Christopher Wren, it was possibly the first 1670s clock to incorporate an innovative mechanism to keep better time? Not only that, the current clock mechanism was built by the same clockmaker whose clocks keep Greenwich Mean Time and strike Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster.

College clock

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...