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Wadham Honorary Fellow Sir Frank Berman QC has been awarded the Grand Croix de l’Ordre Royal du Cambodge for his work as lead counsel for Cambodia in a case against Thailand at the International Court of Justice.

Frank Berman

Manuscript expo now open

Wadham College library’s online exhibition opens a new floor to showcase 15 of its magnificent medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.

Punishing mothers

Research by Wadham DPhil student, Shona Minson (2012, Criminology) exploring the impact of motherhood as a mitigating influence on sentencing decisions in England and Wales, has been published in a new report from The Howard League for Penal Reform.

Shona Minson
  • Sunday Coffee Concerts at the Holywell Music Room

    The Oxford Coffee Concerts began in 1986 and have since established themselves as one of the most successful chamber music series in the country. The concerts are held nearly every Sunday morning throughout the year in the stunning setting of Wadham's Holywell Music Room, with performances by the best musicians and ensembles from this country and abroad.


  • Wadstock

    Wadham students' annual music festival will take place in the College gardens.


New York reunion

More than 70 Wadham alumni gathered in New York for a reception generously hosted by Blake (1995, DPhil Educational Studies) and Stephen (1963, Modern History) Spahn.

A global history of WWI

Former Wadham History Fellow, Jörn Leonhard, has published a comprehensive history of the First World War.

Masters of the galaxies

A passion for astronomy led to Karen Masters (1997, Physics) becoming the Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo, a citizen science project which is creating a clearer picture of galaxy evolution.

Wadham astrophysicist scoops prize

A thesis by Wadham doctoral student Boon Kok Tan has won the prestigious MERAC prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in New Technology, 2014.

Boon Kok Tan

Victory for Wadham’s women rowers

Wadham’s women rowers celebrated victory against Trinity College Cambridge, winning the women’s intercollegiate race at Henley.

Rave drug ketamine helps treat severe depression

Research by Wadham’s Andrew Farmery on using intravenous infusions of ketamine to help combat treatment-resistant depression has attracted national attention.

Andrew Farmery

Cornwall Reading Party 2014

Twelve Wadham undergraduates, two fellows and one alumnus spent a memorable week on the south Cornish coast for the annual College reading party.


Standing against the Prime Minister

Wadham's Duncan Enright (1982, Physics) is Labour Parliamentary candidate for Witney and will be fighting David Cameron's seat at the next election.

Merifeld to Merifield raises £2000 for charity

Our 11 Wadham cyclists pedalled over 150 miles from Merifield Oxford to Merifield in Somerset, raising £2000 for charity.



Open Days

Sign up for our Open Days on July 2 and 3 and September 19 and let Wadham students show you round and answer your questions.

Wadham's Assessor

Wadham’s academics donned gowns and mortar boards for a Sheldonian Theatre ceremony to mark the admission of Dr Paul Martin as University of Oxford Assessor in the Proctor’s Office.

Paul Martin

Graduate Centre nominated for RIBA award

Wadham College’s state of the art graduate centre has been shortlisted for an award by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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.

A day in the life...

Ever wondered what your tutors get up to on an average day? Follow a day in the life of Wadham tutor Dr Emma Cohen.

Emma Cohen

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

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

Library treasures

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