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  • 2010-2013 Gaudy

    Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak and the latest advice from the Government, we have taken the decision to postpone this Gaudy reunion.


  • New York - Alumni in conversation

    Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak and the latest advice from the Government, we have taken the decision to postpone this event.



    Guests greet each other at the reception

Richard Sharpe 1954-2020

Wadham College is saddened and shocked to report the death of Professorial Fellow, Richard Sharpe. "Richard was a hugely valued member of our community, a scholar of the highest standing and a man of the very best human qualities." Ken Macdonald QC, Warden.

Richard Sharpe

Celebrity samurai – research focus

How did a seventeen-year-old samurai became a national sensation and romantic figure in the United States in 1860?


Natalia Doan

Wadham medics join the front line

Wadham’s sixth year medical students have embraced an accelerated programme to register as front line medical staff during the current pandemic.


Hands holding a stethoscope

The Warden Welcomes - Chris Kingsley

Ever since leaving Wadham, Chris Kingsley (Chemistry, 1985) has embraced his love of computer games, turning it into his lifelong career.


Chris Kingsley with Wadham students

Meet our MCR President

Shadi Hadj-Youssef (MSc Neuroscience, 2019) has been elected as MCR President for Wadham College 2020-2021.


Shadi Hadj-Youssef

Nature - our climate change ally

By protecting and recreating natural landscapes we can help combat the effects of climate change says Wadham Fellow.


Nature based solutions panel discussants

Oxford/King's ventilator to address Covid-19 demand

Wadham engineers and medics, working with King’s College London, have developed a prototype for a rapidly deployable ventilator.



A day in the life of Wadham Library

An average day in Wadham Library can start in the early hours and finish at lunchtime the next day for students conducting research or meeting essay deadlines.


Wadham library with student working

The Wadham Broadsides

A series of films illustrating the essential role of broadsides in the dissemination of information in England from the 1640s onward has been produced by Wadham Library.


Detail from a Wadham Broadside

Join our Summer Schools

Applications are open for five-day Biology and Human Sciences, Classics, and Modern Languages Summer Schools run by Wadham College at the University of Oxford from 17-21 August 2020


Summer schools

Postcard art

Eight outstanding new postcard designs, created by Wadham students and staff, are to go on sale to raise money for homelessness charity, Crisis.


Artwork showing Wadham College

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

Pioneering Portuguese feminism

A first full-length account of the political intervention of the nineteenth-century journalist, novelist and translator Francisca de Assis Martins Wood (1802-1900) has been written by Wadham Fellow in Portuguese, Cláudia Pazos Alonso.


Book cover

Empowering school students

Getting a flavour of student life at Oxford, thirty students from St Paul's Catholic School attended an academic Taster Day at Wadham.


visiting school students


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

Library manuscript

Access to Excellence

Building an inclusive community for the future - Wadham's Back Quad Development comprises Oxford's first-ever purpose-built Access Centre and a fully accessible Undergraduate Centre. More

Watch progress via our webcam

New building

Visiting Wadham

To prevent the spread of Covid-19, Wadham is closed to tourists. When current restrictions are lifted Wadham welcomes visitors during opening times and prospective students at any time (when occasional restricted events are taking place you may be asked to return).

Term time
13.00 - 16.15
Out of term
10.30 - 11.45
13.00 - 16.15