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New scholarship funds Master's students with a disability

Academically excellent students with a disability can apply for a new graduate scholarship to fund their Masters' studies at Wadham College.

WAdham students

Regatta runners-up

Near victory for the novice women's crew as four Wadham boats race in Christ Church Regatta. Cox Joseph Reason (2012, Medicine) reports on Michaelmas term rowing.

women's crew
  • The Theory of Everything

    Wadham alumna Felicity Jones (English, 2003) stars as Jane Hawking with Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' at Oxford's Phoenix Picturehouse from 1-22 January 2015.


    The Theory of Everything
  • Circles Day and Debate

    Members of the Dorothy, Nicholas, and Wilkins Circles are invited to join us for a lively debate: ‘The Benefits of Biodiversity: Economics and the Environment’.


    Circles Debate

Festive fun

Wadham 'santas' and their families join a charity run in Oxford, while children of College members gather in the chapel for Christmas games and gifts.

Santas on the run

In memory

We are very sad to report the death on 12 December of Emeritus Fellow, Rear Admiral Phillip Edwards CB LVO.  Following a full career as an officer in the Royal Navy , Phillip was appointed Domestic Bursar from 1983 to 1994.  This was  followed by a period as Development Director.  He was a founding member of the Development Council. There will be a Service of Thanksgiving in the chapel in the New Year.

Flag at half mast

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

Understanding ataxia

Cerebellar ataxia is a condition which affects some 10,000 adults in the UK, causing problems with movement, motor coordination, balance and speech. Wadham Junior Research Fellow Esther Becker is working to understand the genetic and molecular mechanisms that lead to brain disorders such as ataxia.

Esther Becker

Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century

In the face of the Ebola crisis, an expert panel led by Wadham Fellow, Susan Lea, discussed the challenges facing scientists, drug manufacturers and governments in the creation, testing, manufacture and adoption of new vaccines.

Susan Lea

Essay winners

Undergraduates Katya Speight and Adam Roberts win the Cheney essay prizes 2014.

Katya Speight and Adam Roberts

Heading down under

After 35 years at Wadham, Senior Assistant Butler Ann Kidd is retiring and heading for Adelaide in Australia. From regimental dinners to JCR parties, Ann looks back over the highlights of her career.

Ann Kidd

Current vacancies

We're seeking an Associate Professor in Spanish and Keeley Visiting Fellows.

'No' to killer robot ban?

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) should be regulated rather than banned says Wadham Fellow Tom Simpson in a new Policy Memo for the Blavatnik School of Government.

Access review 2014

Access Officer Emily Cannon joined Wadham in Michaelmas term and has hit the ground running, participating in 26 access events over an eight week period.

Access officer

Candlelight carols

College members and their visitors queued in the front quad for places in the annual carols by candlelight service on Sunday.

Carol singers

Candidate information

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

Affordable prostheses bring employment hope to Indian amputees

A project led by Wadham's Mark Thompson is set to bring affordable prostheses to Indian amputees.

Inspiring ‘The Imitation Game’

New hit film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is the latest in a series of productions inspired by a book by Wadham Fellow Andrew Hodges.

Book cover

Videos: The Invention of Modern Science

Discussing the Invention of Modern Science at the Sheldonian Theatre, watch videos of Marcus du Sautoy, Joanna Dunkley and Paul Nurse, chaired by Melvyn Bragg and introduced by Warden of Wadham College Ken Macdonald QC.


The Sheldonian Theatre

Disability: the case study

Students, Oxford law faculty members and senior members of the judiciary gathered for the final of the inaugural Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship at Keble College.

Moot winners

A queer week at Wadham

Queer week, Wadham’s unique celebration and exploration of LGBTQ culture and issues around the world, featuring high-profile speaker events, debates, exhibitions and discussions ended in the traditional annual Queerfest on Saturday, with students partying in the Wadham gardens until midnight.

About time

Did you know that the clock in Wadham’s front quad was not only designed by Sir Christopher Wren, it was possibly the first 1670s clock to incorporate an innovative mechanism to keep better time? Not only that, the current clock mechanism was built by the same clockmaker whose clocks keep Greenwich Mean Time and strike Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster.

College clock

Travellers' tales

Generous donations by Wadham alumni mean that current students are able to apply for grants to help them travel in relation to their studies. From installing water filters in Bolivia and tap dancing in Stockholm to studying meerkats in the Kalahari and teaching tablet use in India, read on to see how Wadham students spent their summers.

Haliya Village, Telengana, India

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

Curiosity-led science

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Library treasures

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