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Comments on the coalition

As the general election fast approaches, alumnus Rory Coonan (1973 English) is one of the team of leading experts who have assessed the policies and consequences of the Coalition government in a major new book, The Coalition Effect.

The Coalition Effect

Organ transplant

Wadham’s Willis & Sons chapel organ is on the move as, for the first time since its installation to the chapel in 1878, it is to be cleaned and restored.

Boat Race victory

Wadhamite Maddy Badcott (2013, English) rowed to victory with Oxford University Women’s Boat Club crew in their historic race against Cambridge on Saturday.

Photo ©: “Boat Race 2015 - Women's Main Race (01)
  • Chicago Reunion

    Alumni are invited to an evening reception to connect with other Wadham graduates on North Lake Shore Drive. We are grateful to Brad Kapnick (MPhil International Relations, 1978) for hosting this event.


  • Sunday in Chapel

    Join us for Choral Evensong, sung by the Chapel Choir, at 6pm. The services are open to all college members and staff, families and friends, and members of the public.


Drip, drip, drop

What happens when a drip drops? Novel experiments by Wadham's Alfonso Castrejón-Pita and his team, published in the leading journal PNAS, show that there is more to a drip than previously thought.

A drip

James Morwood – Richard Curtis’s best teacher

Comedy screenwriter and film-maker Richard Curtis praises his former Harrow teacher, Wadham Emeritus Fellow, James Morwood in an article in the Times Educational Supplement.

The TES article

Fighting talk

In this general election year, we are sure to be treated to a variety of polemical claims. In a new collection of essays co-edited by George Southcombe, the historical roots of polemic are investigated.


Remembering Foundation Fellow David Richards 1939-2015

Wadham alumnus and Foundation Fellow David K Richards (1961, PPE) died on 14 March at his home in Santa Monica at the age of 75.

Flag at half mast

B&B at Wadham

Check out the review or our Bed and Breakfast facilities in the Oxford Mail.

Current vacancies

Vacancies include: PA to the Domestic Bursar; casual summer workers; SCR/Hall Assistant (part time); Junior Research Fellowship in Chemistry

Netball victory for Wadham’s women

Wadham’s netball teams have gone from strength to strength as outgoing captain, Daisy Moore (2012, History) reports.

Wadham netball

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

Wadham Old Boys

Alumni matriculating in or before 1960 celebrated their years at Wadham at a splendid reunion Gaudy.

Lord Bragg

In Memoriam RJP (Bob) Williams

Professor RJP (Bob) Williams was a Fellow in Chemistry at Wadham from 1955 to 2015. Throughout his career he was a pioneer of the field of Bioinorganic Chemistry.

Bob Williams

Mathematics and Computation Reunion

Generations of mathematicians and computer scientists return to Wadham to celebrate their subject.

Ancient history: A lifetime’s work by Peter Derow

Rome, Polybius, and the East, a collection of essays by the late Peter Derow, has been published by Oxford University Press.


Mathematics and Computation return to Wadham

Generations of mathematicians and computer scientists return to Wadham to celebrate their subject.


Wadham save secures football win

Wadham student and Oxford goalkeeper Ben Szreter (2012, History) helped the Oxford Blues' football team overcome Cambridge in the annual football Varsity Match.


Ben Szreter

A day in the life of the Wadham kitchen

Ever wondered what goes on behind the 400 year old wooden door leading to Wadham’s kitchen? From early in the morning, the kitchen bustles with activity as Head Chef Neil Mahon leads his eleven-strong team in preparing up to 600 meals in a day.

Wadham staff, kitchen, catering, food

Research focus: Modern classics

A desire to discover and understand the relevance of Classics today sparked research by Wadham Junior Research Fellow, Justine McConnell.


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

Chess triumph for Wadham student

Wadham student Howard Chiu (2012, Experimental Psychology) captained the Oxford University Chess team in the 133rd Varsity Chess Match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities this month.

Wadham chess, varsity match

A humanitarian abroad

Alumna and humanitarian Maggie Sandilands (1997, Chinese) has gone from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Afghanistan and Iraq, helping people in the depths of despair and conflict.

Maggie in Afghanistan

Torpids victory 2015

Wadham Women's 1st Torpid has gone Head of the River meaning a double Headship following their success in Summer Eights rowing.

Women's first crew

Politics, prose and the next US President

A woman of great political savvy, a keen mind and the ability to get things done, was how alumnus Lissa Muscatine (PPE, 1977) described former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her presentation to Wadham alumni at The House of Lords.


#IGaveToDorothy, a student led ‘leavers’ campaign, is encouraging final year Wadham students to donate to  access work, book grants and a stair-lift for Wadham’s dining hall.

Library treasures

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