Milestones and achievements at the 1610

18th September 2014

Alumni news

Foundation Fellows joined the Warden Ken Macdonald QC, Fellows, Emeritus Fellows and 1610 Society members and their guests for an evening of discussion and dinner on Friday 12 September.

Speakers at the annual 1610 Society dinner included1610 Scholar Tristan Franklinos (2013, Classics), who talked about his activities over the last year, in teaching and outreach, as well as research.  Astrophysics Professor Martin Bureau, Tutor in Physics at Wadham, described current research into supermassive black holes and the use of cutting-edge telescopes that to enable us to weigh and better understand black holes.

Following Evensong in Chapel, guests enjoyed drinks in the Cloister Gardens and dinner in Hall.

The 1610 Society was developed to bring together a group of like-minded people and specifically to promote legacy giving and/or significant lifetime gifts that would provide Wadham College with adequate funds to allow it to pursue its goals of academic excellence, independence and inclusivity. Membership of the 1610 Society is open to those who pledge to remember the College in their wills or who make donations totalling £10,000 or more in their lifetime. Gifts and pledges can be made to benefit the College as a whole or for aspects of College life that reflect the personal interests or priorities of the donor.