Back Quad Development

Wadham College is proud to have opened two inspirational new buildings in our Back Quad - and it is thanks to your support.

How you can help

Oxford's first-ever purpose-built Access Centre, the Locke Access Centre in the Dr Lee Shau Kee Building is the hub for Wadham's extensive school outreach work. The fully accessible William Doo Undergraduate Centre provides our students with inspirational facilities for social and academic interaction.

Thanks to the outstanding benefactions from our lead donors, and the generous gifts from alumni and friends all over the world, we have secured an unprecedented £17 million of our £18 million target, with alumni and friends helping to fund elements within the buildings.

As we prepare for the official opening in summer 2022, we enter the final phase to raise the remaining £1 million and contributions at all levels are deeply appreciated.

The College would be delighted to recognise the generosity of our alumni and friends on the donor wall in the atrium of the new Back Quad buildings.

The Back Quad project is part of Wadham's Access to Excellence programme which supports young people from the moment they consider university, through their undergraduate and graduate studies, and as they go out into the world. Every donation makes a difference and by contributing to this project you will see the tangible impact of your generosity every time you return to Wadham.

If you would like to help fund any part of this time-limited appeal, please contact Development Director Julie Hage: or Deputy Development Director Barney Norman:

“Thanks to our benefactors we are making the world class education and research at Wadham and Oxford accessible to the brightest students from a broader range of backgrounds than ever before."

Robert Hannigan, Warden

We are fortunate that more than 24% of our alumni support the College every year, raising funds essential to support activities such as Summer Schools and Access visits.This is a remarkable achievement and our thanks go out to everyone who has given. Yet, in order for Wadham to remain a beacon of fair access and diversity, we are asking you all to give your best gift. If you are already a donor, perhaps you would consider increasing your annual contribution or making a significant one-off donation. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how you can help.

The Back Quad building campaign has been the most successful fundraising appeal in Wadham's history and we are planning a series of opening events to celebrate and thank our donors over coming months. There are still naming opportunities available in these inspirational buildings so please get in touch if you would like to hear more.

Get in touch

We are always pleased to hear from you. Please do get in touch to discuss how your donation can make a difference.

Julie Hage:

Barnaby Norman: