Visiting Fellows

Wadham's Visiting Fellows are based in Oxford for the period of their fellowships and make an active contribution to the academic and social life of the college.

Apply to be a Visiting Fellow

Our Visiting Fellowship scheme is open to scholars who already have full financial support, are intended to provide visiting academics with a social and academic base where they can meet academics with a broader range of interests than might otherwise be likely within a single Faculty or Department, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration.

Visiting Fellows will be based in Oxford for the period of the Fellowships, which may be for all, or part of, the academic year, and will actively contribute to the academic and social life of the College. Visiting Fellows are members of the College’s Senior Common Room and are entitled to College lunch and dinner free of charge.  Accommodation is not provided. The Fellowships are open to academics undertaking academic research in any subject.

A call for applications will be made in January for a deadline in the spring, and a link will be available on the College website when the latest round of the competition has opened. Nominations are invited from Faculties or Departments, and from individual senior members of the University of Oxford. Awards are usually announced in May for the following academic year. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of key publications and a brief statement by the candidate of the work to be pursued in Oxford, and must be supported by a letter of recommendation from the nominator and two other references from outside Oxford. 

Applications are welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Our Visiting Fellows to date

2021-2022 Professor Paul Acker; Dr Federico Formenti; Dr Peter Johnson (MT21, TT22); Dr Andrea Mulligan (HT & TT22); Professor Sorin Bangu (TT22)
2020-2021 Dr Federico Formenti; Dr Andrea Mulligan; Dr Ido Israelowich; Professor Sorin Bangu
2019-20 Dr Perry Blackshear; Professor Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

2018-19 Professor Claudia Rapp, FBA; Dr Mahsa Shirmohammadi; Nick Timothy

2017-18 Professor Michael Rosen

2016-17 Professor Elio Brancaforte; Professor David Reznick; Professor Jane Stevenson

2015-16 Professor Anne Lofaso (HT, TT); Professor Allan Manson (HT); Professor Hilary Owen (HT, TT); Dr Nicolò Sibilla (HT, TT)

2016      Professor Francesco Rognoni (TT) 

2015      Professor Seth Lerer (HT)

2014-15 Sir Stephen Sedley

2014      Dr Laurel Fulkerson (MT)

2013-14 Professor György Geréby; Professor Marius Usher, Ph.D.

2013      Professor Roy M. MacLeod

2012      Professor John M. Drake

2012-13 Professor Brian F. Havel, J.S.D.

2011      Professor Dr Paulo de Medeiros

2011-12 Professor Brian F. Havel, J.S.D.

2010-11 Professor Dr Hans Bernsdorff

2010      Professor Arvind Raman; Professor Fernando Rodgriguez Villegas

2009      Professor Thomas Hurka

2008-09 Professor Roberta Gilchrist

2007-08 Professor Pamela Clemit

2006-07 Professor Michael Depledge

2005-06 Professor Steven J Rose

2003-04 Professor Leslie Sebba

2001-02 Paul D Sniefowskie; Rosemary FG Wyse

2001      Professor Constantine M. Dafermos;  Robert W Wallace

2000      Professor John C. Hirsh; Rachel Scarth

1998-99 Professor Thomas E. Cogswell;  Terence Bull

1997-98 Gail Fine (HT, TT); Donald Mitchell (HT, TT)

1996-97 Professor Richard C Henry

1995-96 Dr Randall Kirschman; Professor Hans-Jochen Schiewer

1995      Professor Thomas D. Gelehrter

1992-93 Professor Gary A Wegner; Daniel Stashower

(If you were a Keeley Visiting Fellow here and your name is not listed above please don't hesitate to get in touch). 

Keeley Visiting Fellows

Keeley Visiting Fellows are a class of Fellows created and endowed in honour of Mr Thomas Clews Keeley (1894-1988), a much respected Fellow in Physics who served Wadham from 1924 to 1963. After retirement, he devoted himself tirelessly to the affairs on the Wadham Society. He died in 1988 having lived in College for 64 of his 94 years, leaving half of his estate to the College.