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Wadham Fellow Alex Halliday is elected Royal Society Vice President

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.

No to vegan only meals

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

  • Shakespeare in the garden

    Wadham's gardens provide the setting for 'As You Like It' by the Oxford Shakespeare Company, directed by Michael Oakley with music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber.


  • 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.


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 the history of science

As the role of Wadham’s former Warden John Wilkins is recognised worldwide, students travel from Tennessee to visit the birthplace of modern science.

Syria: From Great War to Civil War

A hard-hitting new book from Wadham’s John McHugo (1970, Oriental Studies) considers why Syria's foundations as a nation have proved so fragile.

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.

Golden years

Gardener Michael O’Day was just 15 when he took up his position as assistant gardener at Wadham College in 1964. Fifty years on he is still to be found hard at work in the magnificent gardens.

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.

Essay prize competition open

Submissions are open for two Wadham College undergraduate prizes, each worth £200, rewarding original essays on any subject.

Boat burning in the garden

Celebrating the victory of Wadham’s Women's 1st VIII going Head of the River in Summer Eights, Wadham College Boat Club followed Oxford tradition with the sacrificial burning of a boat in the Fellows’ Garden.

Boat burning

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

Literature prize-winners announced

Student winners of Wadham’s 2014 Rex Warner Prize for literature are announced by judges. 

Encouraging graduate scholarship

Wadham has announced fourteen scholarships to be awarded to new post-graduate students who will begin their courses in October 2014.

Graduate students

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...