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  • Women's Sports Dinner

    Join us on 29 October to celebrate women’s sport at Wadham with a dinner for alumni and current students.


    sports dinner
  • 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 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.

conference facilities

Splash landing

What makes a droplet splash when it hits the floor? New research shows that with the right surface we could reduce splashback, keeping bathrooms, kitchens and toilets a lot cleaner.


Photo by Luke Peterson via Wikimedia Commons

Political writing

“It is quite mad to see incoming students from abroad as a symptom of a loss of control” said Wadham College Warden Ken Macdonald QC in his address at the launch of the Orwell Prize 2017.


Orwell prize

Visiting Fellows

Three Keeley Visiting Fellows have joined Wadham this year, with expertise in biology, history, literature and language.


Wadham's Keeley Fellows

The plays of Euripides

Thirteen years since its original publication, an updated second edition of Emeritus Fellow James Morwood’s The Plays of Euripides is published this month.



Dancing science

A short film featuring and choreographed by Wadham Biology Lecturer Cedric Tan has been shortlisted in the 2016 Dance your PhD competition.


Dancing scientists

Winning catch

Wadham’s Head Chef Neil Mahon won first prize for the biggest catch in the Oxford versus Cambridge University sustainable sea fishing competition in September.


Winning catch

Bake-off boosts cancer support

More than £1,400 goes to Macmillan Cancer Support following the Great Wadham Bake Off, raffle, coffee morning and breakfast.


Oxford for Dunkirk

Two Wadham students are spearheading Oxford for Dunkirk, a group encouraging support for refugees at La Linière Camp in Grande-Synthe, Dunkirk.


Oxford For Dunkirk

Partnering IntoUniversity

Thanks to generous alumni support Wadham College is supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education through a new partnership with IntoUniversity.


Into University

Winning poetry

An original poem by Katia Mullova-Brind (English, 2014) has won the 2016 Rex Warner Prize.


Katia Mullova-Brind (English, 2014)

Celebrating Medicine

Marking the retirement of Dr Stephen Goss, more than 100 Wadham medics and their guests attended the triennial Medical Society Reunion in College this week.


Medics in the lab

Telephone triumph

A “truly special network” is how one student caller described the Wadham community after a record breaking Telephone Campaign.


Student caller

A passion for pipe organs

A new book, edited by Wadham’s Katharine Pardee, details the remarkable work of pioneering photographer and pipe organ enthusiast, Rev Andrew Freeman (1876-1947).


Katie Pardee

Anything Goes

The musical talent of Wadham fourth year undergraduate Leo Munby (Chinese, 2013) will be under scrutiny at Oxford’s Playhouse Theatre in Anything Goes this October. 


Leo Munby

Development plans for Wadham College

Following the promise of significant funding from generous benefactors, Wadham has asked internationally acclaimed architect Amanda Levete to develop designs for the replacement of the JCR and Goddard Building (staircases 16 and 17).


Goddard building

Wadham's 17th Century Library

Back to front books, chained in place on the desks and only available to graduate students…these were normal features of seventeenth century libraries explains bibliographic historian Will Poole in a new short film about Wadham Library.


Will Poole in the Stack

Wadham Journal - Disability Issue

Disability is the focus of the latest issue of the Wadham Journal, which shares the work of Wadham’s graduate students with the wider College community.


Cliff Davies 1936-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Emeritus Fellow and former College archivist Cliff Davies (History, 1956). Cliff died peacefully today 29/9/2016, surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed. Details of a memorial service will be published in due course.

Cliff Davies


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

Front Quad