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The vital role of curiosity in the invention and development of science was celebrated in a science-focused day at Wadham College and the Sheldonian Theatre.

Biology research for Wadham students

An opportunity for Wadham’s biology students to get research experience in the laboratory has been created thanks to funding from a generous alumnus.

research student

Telephone campaign raises £314,000

Heartfelt thanks to all alumni who took time to speak with Wadham students during our recent telephone campaign. Our students made contact with alumni as far away as Australasia and South America, raising £314,000 for the Wadham Fund.

Wadham telethon students
  • Movie Masterclass with Peter Becker

    Film after film: curating cinema in the digital age
    with the Criterion Collection’s Peter Becker


  • 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.


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

The price of corn

Emeritus Fellow Jeffrey Hackney considers his role as a University of Oxford Clerk of the Market.

Backing cancer support

More than £500 was raised by Wadham College for Macmillan Cancer Support following a successful coffee morning, raffle and breakfast.

College works

Gender neutral toilets in the JCR Bar and new glazing and decoration of the Bowra building are some of  the many refurbishments which have been carried out across the College site over the summer.

Bowra building

Fellows of distinction

Wadham Fellows Phillip Bullock and Martin Bureau have been conferred with the title Professor following the 2014 Recognition of Distinction process by the University of Oxford.

Philip Bullock and Martin Bureau

Inspiring future scientists

Science experiments, tutorial groups and mentoring sessions will form part of a Wadham Aspiration Day for 120 school and college pupils thinking of studying sciences at university.

Science aspiration day

Supporting research and women

Wadham is delighted to announce the appointment of six new Junior Research Fellows, five of whom are women.

Candidate information

Important information for candidates applying to Wadham for entry in October 2015 (or deferred entry in 2016). More

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

Celebrating Wadham's women

Remarkable women representing the four decades since the admission of women to Wadham in 1974 took part in a panel discussion with Wadham alumni on 27 September.

Wadham's women

Seventies celebrations

Over 100 alumni from the years 1974-1978 celebrated their Gaudy on a beautiful autumnal evening, with drinks in the Cloisters Garden and black tie dinner in Hall. 

Current vacancies

We're seeking an Assistant Gardener and a Conference and Events Assistant. Find out more.

Mentoring women in law

Wadham College Law Society is calling for volunteers to take part in a pilot mentoring scheme to aid the development and career progression of Wadham’s female law graduates.

Maths with the masters

A presentation by Wadham Emeritus Fellow Sir Roger Penrose was a highlight of a Maths Masterclass for talented European school students at Wadham.

Celebrating science

It's 400 years since the birth of John Wilkins, Wadham College’s sixth Warden who advocated the new ‘experimental’ approach to science and whose Philosophical Club became the Royal Society. Marking this anniversary and celebrating science at Wadham today, read about Wadham's scientific past and present and sign up to our exciting events.

40 years of women at Wadham

Celebrate 40 years of women at Wadham. Read comments from Wadham's women across the years, look back at the decision making process that led to the admission of women and find out about upcoming events to mark this anniversary.

Wadham's women

1914-2014 Wartime Wadham Centenary

Read accounts from wartime editions of the Wadham Gazette, along with extracts from the hundreds of letters sent by serving Wadham men to the Warden, in our fascinating Wartime Wadham Centenary feature.

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...