Accessibility is fundamental to our core values and we endeavour to create an environment that is open to all.
Buildings within Wadham College vary in degrees of accessibility to people with physical disabilities. Some of our buildings date as far back as the seventeenth century and are presently not fully accessible.
We will, however, do as much as we can to make reasonable physical adjustments or arrangements to make the College as accessible as possible. The extent to which we are able to to do this depends upon individual requirements, but we do have experience of many students and staff with disabilities living and working within the College.
Please do contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.
Accessibility to Buildings
Please find below information about public transport links to the College, including bus and rail services, car parking, taxi and coach services.
Access by Road, Taxi, Car or Bus
We regret that the College has no parking facilities for visitors except under exceptional circumstances and by prior arrangement with the Domestic Bursar on 01865 277963. There are a few Pay & Display spaces available directly outside the main gate of Wadham College, including disabled parking. You are strongly recommended to make use of Oxford’s Park & Ride facilities. There are parking spaces available for persons with disabilities immediately adjacent to the bus stop at all five of the Park and Ride car parks. The buses are equipped with low level access, have allocated seats for those with disabilities and a designated space for wheelchair users.
The Oxford Tube and Oxford X90 coach services run 24 hours a day, between central London and central Oxford, with several convenient stops in both cities. Coaches depart every 10-20 minutes during peak times and at differing intervals during off-peak times. The telephone number for Oxford X90 is 01865 785400; email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Oxford Tube can be contacted on 01865 772250 email: oxfordtube.com.
Public Car Parks
The nearest public car parks are Gloucester Green and the Westgate Centre. These are within 10-15 minutes walking distance from Wadham. Parking for high vehicles (e.g. camper vans) is available at the Westgate (surface) car park and at Redbridge Park and Ride (to the south of Oxford, reached from the city ring road). The City Council’s Car Parks Management Team will be pleased to give more details and can be contacted on 01865 252489.
Rail: Oxford Station (15 minutes walking distance from Wadham). Accessible buses and taxis are regularly available to the city centre.
Taxi: Taxis are always available by telephone or at ranks at the Railway station, St Giles or the Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre. Among the principal Taxi firms are: 001 Taxis (Tel. 01865 201201); Royal Cars (Tel. 01865 778866) and ABC Radio Taxis (Tel. 01865 242424)
Bus: There are frequent services from the Park and Ride Car parks to the city centre:-
From the north: Service No. 300 from Pear Tree Car Park to city centre.
From northeast: Service No. 500 from Water Eaton Car Park to city centre.
From the south: Service No. 300 from Redbridge Car Park to city centre
From the east: Service No. 400 from Thornhill Car Park to city centre.
From the west: Service No. 400 from Seacourt Car Park to city centre.
Coach: London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and national coach network services operate from Gloucester Green Coach Station (10 minutes walk). Coach information is available from Oxford Bus Company (Tel. 01865 785400, email: www.oxfordbus.co.uk and Oxford Tube (Tel. 01865 772250, email: www.stagecoachbus.com/oxfordshire
Cars may access the coach station only by prior arrangement. Contact 01865 252489.
Feedback and suggestions
This information will be regularly updated as further access measures are introduced by the College. Enquiries and suggestions about access may be directed to the Domestic Bursar’s Office, Wadham College, Oxford, OX1 3PN. Telephone 01865 277963.
We welcome your comments and feedback on any accessibility issue pertaining to Wadham College. Please submit your comment by e-mail, mail, phone or in person. We look forward to your feedback and working with the College community to ensure that Wadham College is accessible to all of its members to the maximum extent possible.