Building for the future
Help us build an inclusive community for the future. Wadham College is constructing two new buildings; Oxford's first-ever purpose-built Access Centre and a fully accessible Undergraduate Centre
Last chance to help fund our transformative Back Quad buildings
Oxford's first-ever purpose-built Access Centre will become the hub for Wadham's extensive school outreach work. The fully accessible Undergraduate Centre will provide our students with inspirational facilities for social and academic interaction.
Thanks to the inspirational benefactions from our lead donors, and the generous gifts from alumni and friends all over the world, we have secured an unprecedented £16 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 Trinity Term 2021, we are launching the final phase to raise the remaining £2 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.Thanking our donors Donate now
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 project, please contact Julie Hage or Marco Zhang: firstname.lastname@example.org
Improving accessibility to Wadham College and an Oxford education is key to our plans to develop a new Access Centre and Undergraduate Centre. The two new buildings will enable the College to expand and develop its work with students from disadvantaged ‘widening participation’ backgrounds and have 24-hour accessibility for students with disabilities.
As a leader in access and outreach provision, reaching thousands of secondary school students through our outreach work every year, Wadham has been looking to create a dedicated facility for welcoming young people aspiring to study at Oxford for many years. Similarly, the College has long been aware of the need to provide accessible facilities to our undergraduate students. Thanks to generous leadership benefactions from alumni and friends, and with your help, this aspiration will become a reality.
Help fund the Back Quad development
We are excited to be entering the final phrase of our Back Quad building project and invite all alumni to give your support to this transformational development for future generations of students.
The Dr Lee Shau Kee Building and the William Doo Undergraduate Centre, designed by architects AL_A at the centre of Wadham College’s historic Oxford site will be inaugurated this month.
Introducing Webb Quad, bordered by our new undergraduate and access Centres, the Bowra buildings and Holywell Music Room.
With the tightening of a bolt, William W H Doo marked the milestone of reaching the highest point in the construction of Wadham’s new Undergraduate and Access Centres.
Helping to fund a tutorial room in Wadham's Back Quad development, Wadham alumna Siripattra Kusuwan encourages giving back to the college which helped shape her.
I'm thrilled to support the building of Oxford's first dedicated Access Centre, which is a great demonstration of the College's commitment to ensuring that a broad and diverse group of future students benefit, as I did, from all that Wadham and Oxford have to offer.
About the building
About the building
Radiating a spirit of openness
The transformation of Back Quad is integral to Wadham’s Access to Excellence programme. This aims to support young people from the moment they consider university, through their studies, and as they go out into the world to make a difference. In 2020 two elegant new buildings – completing our central-Oxford site – will replace the outdated, inaccessible Goddard Building and enhance neighbouring landmarks, from the 18th century Holywell Music Room to the 21st century Graduate Centre. Together, the new buildings will support our widening participation programme by welcoming future generations of aspiring students and undergraduates.
The Dr Lee Shau Kee Building is designed specifically to welcome school visitors and host Wadham’s celebrated access activities – complete with space for teaching, public lectures, a music room and wheelchair-accessible accommodation for our residential summer schools.
The William Doo Undergraduate Centre will form a new focus for student life. Its attractive, light-filled spaces – including a new Junior Common Room, study area, e-hub, art room and café – will be open and accessible to all at Wadham.