Open Doors 2016

12th September 2016

News

More than 850 guests visited Wadham’s splendid Dining Hall on Saturday afternoon during the Oxford Open Doors weekend.

  • Domestic Bursar Frances Lloyd at the Wadham stand in the Weston Library as part of the University of Oxford community fair.

    Domestic Bursar Frances Lloyd greets visitors to the Wadham stand in the Weston Library, part of the University of Oxford community fair.

  • Visitors admire Wadham's Dining Hall

    Visitors admire Wadham's Dining Hall

  • Exploring the Holywell Music Room

    Exploring the Holywell Music Room

  • Torrential rain did not dampen spirits of visitors to Wadham during the Open Doors weekend

Some 300 visitors explored the Holywell Music Room and were thrilled to have the opportunity to see this beautiful room for the first time, and to sit and listen to music within its tranquil surroundings.

While visitors to Wadham took part in treasure hunts around the gardens and buildings, Wadham representatives participated in the University of Oxford Community Fair in the Blackwell Hall of the Weston Library.

“It was a great opportunity to tell members of the local community not only about our outstanding academic record but about our conference and bed and breakfast facilities,” commented Head of Communications, Julia Banfield.

A wonderful floral display from the Wadham gardens attracted visitors to the stand where Domestic Bursar Frances Lloyd, along with her Deputy, Claire Pope, were on hand in the Weston Library and Holywell Music Room to talk about the College’s history, facilities, access and outreach and academic work, encouraging visitors to explore Wadham and its stunning gardens.

Many thanks to all Wadham staff, particularly the Lodge and Hall teams who welcomed our visitors so warmly.

Oxford Open Doors is an annual event organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust.