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Ancient history: A lifetime’s work by Peter Derow

Rome, Polybius, and the East, a collection of essays by the late Peter Derow, has been published by Oxford University Press.


A day in the life of the Wadham kitchen

Ever wondered what goes on behind the 400 year old wooden door leading to Wadham’s kitchen? From early in the morning, the kitchen bustles with activity as Head Chef Neil Mahon leads his eleven-strong team in preparing up to 600 meals in a day.

Wadham staff, kitchen, catering, food
  • Spring Gaudy - matriculation years up to 1960

    Old Members who matriculated in 1960 or earlier are warmly invited for your Gaudy reunion.


    Black tie dinner in Hall
  • 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.


    Coffee concerts

Research focus: Modern classics

A desire to discover and understand the relevance of Classics today sparked research by Wadham Junior Research Fellow, Justine McConnell.


Chess triumph for Wadham student

Wadham student Howard Chiu (2012, Experimental Psychology) captained the Oxford University Chess team in the 133rd Varsity Chess Match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities this month.

Wadham chess, varsity match

A humanitarian abroad

Alumna and humanitarian Maggie Sandilands (1997, Chinese) has gone from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Afghanistan and Iraq, helping people in the depths of despair and conflict.

Maggie in Afghanistan

Torpids victory 2015

Wadham Women's 1st Torpid has gone Head of the River meaning a double Headship following their success in Summer Eights rowing.

Women's first crew

New York Exchange

Six Wadham students are travelling to New York to spend three weeks at Sarah Lawrence College as part of Wadham’s annual exchange programme.

Politics, prose and the next US President

A woman of great political savvy, a keen mind and the ability to get things done, was how alumnus Lissa Muscatine (PPE, 1977) described former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her presentation to Wadham alumni at The House of Lords.

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

Student Travel Grants 2015

Student applications are now open for this year’s Wadham College travel grants.


#IGaveToDorothy, a student led ‘leavers’ campaign, is encouraging final year Wadham students to donate to  access work, book grants and a stair-lift for Wadham’s dining hall.

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

Graduate research focus

Infertility and women’s legal rights were the subjects of presentations at the Wadham Graduate Research Forum this month.

Pre-sixties Wadham

As our pre-sixties alumni register for the Spring Gaudy, Clive Hildebrand (1960 PPE) shares his Wadham memories and photos. Do send us your Wadham reflections.

Free speech after Paris

How willing are we to defend free speech after the attack on Charlie Hebdo? And in enjoying free speech, how much should we tolerate the offensive?

Set in stone

Visitors to St Edmund Hall might spot a familiar face among the grotesques. Wadham Emeritus Fellow Jeffrey Hackney can be seen in his legal wig looking out from the tower. So how did Jeffrey’s grotesque come to be there?

Jeffrey Hackney with grotesque

Skin Deep

Wadham students are leading a campaign to promote racial awareness and equality across colleges at the University of Oxford.

Thinking Oxford

Nearly 100 Brilliant Club students from schools in London, the South East and the Midlands spent a day at Wadham as part of a scheme to encourage outstanding pupils from non-selective state schools to consider applying to University.

Student guide

Kilimanjaro climb for Wadham undergrads

‘Exemplars of the Wadham spirit’ are the words Warden Ken Macdonald QC chose to describe Andy Mummery, Paddy Greaves and Pete Morgan, the three Wadham College freshers who have committed themselves to the Oxford RAG charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Summer maths

Calling European secondary school students aged 16 or older with a passion for mathematics. Applications are open for a six week summer maths programme at Wadham College, University of Oxford starting 11 July 2015.

Creative competition

It’s time for Wadham students to get creative and enter the Rex Warner Prize competition for original short stories, poems or translation.

Student reading

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.

Tsunami - ten years on

Ten years since Wadham Butler Don Gallagher and his wife Della survived the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, their charity, Friends of Della and Don, is changing lives.

village school

Library treasures

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

Student Travel Grants 2015

Student applications are now open for this year’s Wadham College travel grants.


Free speech after Paris

How willing are we to defend free speech after the attack on Charlie Hebdo? And in enjoying free speech, how much should we tolerate the offensive?