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Outstanding results put Wadham in the top five in University of Oxford Norrington table rankings

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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.

Holiday of a Wadham

Broadcaster and sportsman Chris Hollins spent his holiday of a lifetime at Wadham College when he came here for a summer cricket camp in 1988. His Strictly Come Dancing colleague, Len Goodman brought him back to Wadham filming a new TV series for the BBC.

Len Goodman and Chris Hollins
  • 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.


  • Wadham alumni social

    The Wadham Society invites you to a social evening open to all Wadhamites past and present with no dress code or formalities. It will be held at the Cittie of Yorke pub, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BN.


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 man on the moon

How old is the moon and where did it come from? These questions and more are addressed by Wadham Fellow, Alex Halliday, in a new Royal Society video.

The Moon

Possibly the best breakfasts in Oxford...

Wadham’s breakfasts have been voted some of the best in Oxford by B & B guests staying in College.

Breakfast at Wadham

Inspiring brilliant students

Collaboration with London based charity, The Brilliant Club, has allowed some 540 students from 29 schools in Haringey, Hounslow, Barnet, Ealing, Newham, Brent, Barking and Hackney to visit Wadham over the past year.

Pet Shop Boys and Proms for Wadham Fellow

On stage at the Albert Hall - the Pet Shop Boys and Wadham Fellow Andrew Hodges at the world premiere of A Man from the Future at the BBC Proms.

Alex Halliday elected Royal Society VP

Wadham Fellow Alex Halliday is elected Royal Society Vice President (Physical Secretary).

No to vegan only meals

In a joint statement, students and College authorities say no to vegan meals five nights a week at Wadham.

Classics training for London teachers

Inspiring teachers to help school students to get excited about Classics was the focus of a teacher training day at Wadham.

Benefactors' summer garden party

The sky cleared and the showers abated for the 2014 benefactors garden party, where guests enjoyed Pimm's and strawberries in the Fellows' Private Garden.

Welcome to Wadham!

Student guides greet visitors to Wadham at the July open days, showing them round College and answering questions.

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.

Financial help for graduate study

Applications are open for eleven graduate scholarships available to new and existing post-graduate students at Wadham.

Journal success for Biochemistry undergrad

A publication by final year Biochemistry undergraduate Alison Inglis (2010) has been published by the leading academic journal, Science.

Alison Inglis

Head of the River!

Wadham's women crew rowed their way to success in the Summer Eights, becoming Head of the River 2014

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...