Catch up on the latest research findings from Wadham academics.

Research round-up

Carolin Duttlinger: Franz Kafka in Context

Alfonso Castrejon-Pita: Splash-landing

Stephen Heyworth and James Morewood: A Commentary on Vergil, Aeneid Book 3

Mark Thompson: Tendon mending

James Morwood: The plays of Euripides



Tom Simpson: On Trust

Peter Thonemann: The Hellenistic age

Emma Cohen: Performance-enhancing friends. Social bonds and exercise.

Sir Roger Penrose: Non-repeating patterns

Philip Ross Bullock: Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism

Ankhi Mukherjee: What is a Classic

Mark Thompson: Affordable prostheses bring employment hope to Indian amputees

Alfonso Castrejón-Pita: Bioprinting to aid drug development

George Southcombe: Revolutionary History

Robin Fiddian : Postcolonial Borges

Jane Griffiths: The amusing or playful distractions presented by marginal notes or glosses in Diverting Authorities.

Bernard O’Donoghue: Reading Chaucer's poems


Colin Mayer: Firm Commitment: Why the corporation is failing us and how to restore trust in it


Cláudia Pazos Alonso: Reading Literature in Portuguese

Research in progress

Junior Research Fellowships provide career development, primarily through the support of research. Wadham College also provides a convivial and lively atmosphere conducive to interdisciplinary exchange with a wide range of experienced researchers and lecturers. Find out more about the work of some of our JRFs below.

Junior Research Fellow Athena Picarelli introduces us to deterministic and stochastic optimal control, Hamilton-Jacobi equations and numerical methods for linear and non-linear partial differential equations. More

Esther Becker is working to understand the genetic and molecular mechanisms that lead to brain disorders such as cerebellar ataxia. More

Jonathan Service combines the mechanics of music with a love of Japan, its language and culture. More

Sara Motta describes the mysteries of Black Holes and her love of Astrophysics. More

To find out more about individual research projects please visit our people pages.