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Candidate Information

Important information for candidates applying to Wadham for entry in October 2016 (or deferred entry in 2017).

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.

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  • Wadham Music Exchange

    Wadham Music Exchange is a termly opportunity for anyone in the College to play a track or two of music and talk informally about it to a lively and open-eared gathering of students, staff and fellows.


    Cello photo by Michael Maggs, Wikimedia Commons
  • PREVENT: Counter-Terrorism and Freedom

    ‘Security versus Liberty, Them versus Us: Has multiculturalism made us less safe?’ Presentation by Sir Peter Fahy, former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.


    Image from Hobbes Leviathan

Pre-school pop

A new book explaining pop music and its history to young children has been written and illustrated by two Wadham alumnae.


Book cover

Meet Maisie, the welfare ‘cat’

Wadham’s welfare team has a new member who is proving to be extremely popular with students and staff.


Maisie with Wadham students

Changing faces: Amelia Gentleman

Visitors to Wadham’s C Day-Lewis Room will have admired the new photographic portrait of journalist Amelia Gentleman (Russian and History, 1991).


Wadham welcomes Keeley Visiting Fellows

Four Keeley Visiting Fellows have joined Wadham this term, with expertise in Law, Mathematics, Portuguese and Luso-African Studies.


Keeley Fellows

Cornwall Reading Party 2016

An opportunity for current Wadham students to enjoy a week of dedicated study combined with relaxation, discussion and household chores near Mevagissey in Cornwall.


Australia honours Emeritus Fellow David Mabberley

Wadham Emeritus Fellow David Mabberley has been made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day honours published on 26 January.


Professor David Mabberley

Burns night celebrations

Celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s national Bard, Wadham students enjoyed a traditional Burns night supper in Hall on Friday.


Piper Richard Powell

RENT review

Hit musical RENT at the Oxford Playhouse showcases the work of three Wadham students both on stage and behind the scenes.


Discovering Wadham’s Chaucer

When Keeley Fellow, Seth Lerer discovered an annotated first edition of Chaucer’s complete works in the Wadham library he became very excited.


Wadham's first edition Chaucer

Creative competition

It’s time for Wadham students to get creative and enter the Rex Warner Prize competition for original short stories, poems or translation.


BAFTA nomination

A documentary film about Marlon Brando, directed and written by Wadham alumnus Stevan Riley (History, 1995), has been nominated for a BAFTA.


Listen to me Marlon

College quiz victors

Wadham staff pitted their wits against colleagues at St Edmund Hall in a joint College quiz night.


CBE for Wadham alumnus Anthony Preston

Anthony Preston (Modern Languages, 1974), founder of the UK’s largest pet supplies retailer ‘Pets at Home’ has been awarded a CBE in the 2016 New Year Honours list.


Anthony Preston

Employee of the year: Mariola Serednicka

Deputy Housekeeper Mariola Serednicka has been awarded the 2015 Wadham College Employee of the Year prize.


Employee of the year 2015

Biology research studentships

Wadham’s Biology students have an opportunity to get laboratory research experience thanks to funding from a generous alumnus.



Library treasures

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