McCall MacBain Graduate Centre

Opened in October 2012, this dedicated facility for Wadham’s graduate students provides modern, year-round, centrally-located study space to both taught and research students, and social space to which all MCR members are welcome

Open 24/7 with a variety of spaces ranging from  common room and bar through to seminar rooms and library, Wadham is very proud of its purpose built Graduate Centre.

Opened in October 2012, this dedicated facility for Wadham’s graduate students provides modern, year-round, centrally-located study space to both taught and research students, and social space to which all MCR members are welcome.

The Graduate Centre is located in a Grade II listed building, formerly the Blackwell’s Music Shop. It can be accessed via an entrance building in the Back Quad or via the Barbara Naylor roof terrace garden, which is accessible by stairs or lift.

The Centre is open to all currently enrolled graduate students at Wadham College; this includes students enrolled on postgraduate certificate and diploma courses, as well as those on masters’ courses and research degrees. The Graduate Centre, with the exception of the library, is also open to all fourth-year undergraduate students

Enter the entrance building through the main doors and go across the bridge to the Graduate Centre. Alternatively, enter the entrance building and descend the stairs, or use the lift, to enter via the basement level (the quick access to the MCR). The stairs and lift in the entrance building also go to the second floor, to access the roof terrace garden, and top floor building where a small seminar room is located (Tower Room).   A key can be signed out from the Lodge to access the Tower Room via the lift.

The Graduate Centre has been “zoned” to provide a variety of spaces to meet the needs of graduates.  It features 2 seminar rooms (Gillese-Badun Room and Tower Room) with LCD projectors, a reading room, a library with several networked computers and printer/photocopier, an MCR common room with a bar and more networked computers, an MCR kitchen, a media room with large TV and comfy seating, and a roof terrace garden.

The quiet Mok Reading Room and library area with desk spaces are set over two floors. Journal runs and specific named collections of monographs, such as the Michael Foot collection of books on modern political history, are stored here. A collection of art house films on DVD and Bluray is also available to view in the Becker Media Room.
The library and reading room are for quiet individual work on the networked computers or laptops, and wired and wireless connectivity are available throughout the building.

Assistance
The Graduate Centre is not staffed, however if users need assistance there are two help lines, located in the common room and library, connected to the Lodge, which is staffed 24-hours a day. If dialling internally, the Lodge can be reached via telephone on 77900 for routine matters or on 77999 for emergencies.  If dialling externally, the telephone numbers are 01865 277900 (routine matters) and 01865 277999 (emergencies).  If a user is working in the Graduate Centre after midnight and there is no one else in the building, it is recommended to call the Lodge to let them know.