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  • Shakespeare in the garden

    Wadham's gardens provide the setting for 'Twelfth Night' by the Oxford Shakespeare Company, directed by Nicholas Green with music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber.


    'As You Like It' 2014 by Ben Galpin
  • Open Day

    Let our student guides show you round Wadham College and answer your questions about studying here.



    Open day

Window cleaning

As more scaffolding goes up in Wadham chapel, in preparation for the cleaning and repair of the stained glass in the East window, and the temporary removal of the chapel organ reveals ‘hidden’ windows, we take a brief look of the history of some of the chapel windows.


Close up of East window

Novel writing

Leaves, the new novel from Wadham alumnus John Simmons (1966, English), set in 1970s London, reveals the complex characters of the residents of Ophelia Street.


Encaenia 2015 in pictures

Wadham College was the venue for the Encaenia garden party, following the ceremony at which the University of Oxford awards honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and commemorates its benefactors.


French honour Wadham tutor

Wadham Professor and Tutor in French Christina Howells has become a ‘Commandeur’ in the ‘Ordre des Palmes académiques’ following a ceremony led by French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Sylvie Bermann.


Sylvie Bermann and Christina Howells

Leavers' Garden Party 2015

Despite the rain showers, students and their tutors gathered in the Warden’s Garden on Saturday for the 2015 Leavers’ Garden Party.


garden party

Film: Women at Wadham - past, present and future

This short documentary film featuring interviews with students, staff, fellows and alumni was commissioned by the Students' Union to mark the 40th anniversary of women students at Wadham College, University of Oxford.


Women at Wadham

Prize-winning literature

An original short story and a free translation of poetry are the winning entries in the 2015 Rex Warner Literary Prize competition.


Rex Warner prize winners

Tried and tested

Rugby Captain, Ben Coney Critchley (2013, Law) reports of double promotions a broken ankle and the thrills and spills on the rugby field this year.


The rugby team

Chapel farewell to leavers

Marking the end of the academic year, members of the Wadham College community gathered in chapel on Sunday for a service to wish farewell to Wadham leavers.


Wadham chapel

Wadham journalist speaks out

“Newspapers must continue to entertain, but they must also be a thorn in the sides of those in power, wrongdoers and those who abuse the young and old,” writes Wadham alumnus, journalist and author Robin Esser (1952, History).


Robin Esser ©Daily Mail

Student portrait honours Mandela

A portrait of Nelson Mandela by second year undergraduate Will Forrester has been given pride of place in the Junior Common Room.


portrait of Nelson Mandela, by second year undergraduate Will Forrester

Wadham in Objects: The Beginning of Time

Horologists Rory McEvoy and Oliver Cooke discussed the history, design and mechanics of two of the College’s most significant clocks at the first event in the Wadham in Objects series.


Near triumph for Wadham tortoise

Wadham tortoise Archibald Manshella secured a creditable fifth place in the inter-college tortoise race, raising funds for the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal.


Wadham tortoise Archibald Manshella

Celebrating Humbert Wolfe

A bust of the distinguished poet, civil servant and Wadham scholar Humbert Wolfe CB CBE FRSL (1885 – 1940) was generously presented to College this week.


Humbert Wolfe

Dance to debunk stereotypes

A new video by Wadham Biology lecturer Cedric Tan uses dance to highlight research showing that homosexual behaviour occurs in over five hundred species.


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Open Days 2015

Have you booked your place at our forthcoming open days on 1 & 2 July?

Open Day

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...