Founded in 1963, the Wadham Alumni Society is a community made up of all alumni of Wadham College.
Sachin Patel, President of the Wadham Alumni Society, at the Benefactors’ Garden Party with Honorary Fellow, Ken Macdonald QC (R) and Director of Development, Julie Hage (M).
The Wadham Alumni Society has three main activities:
- The Society as a forum for contacts across generations and across subjects. The Society's annual dinner, to which members may bring a guest, and the more informal networking events, often attended by current members of the College, encourage the renewal of old associations and the making of new contacts. The Wadham Society is working to develop further networking opportunities.
- It encourages links between former and current students and is working to develop these associations. Such links include 'inspiration' sessions in College, at which groups of alumni working in a particular sectors talk informally with current students, sharing their experiences and offering advice and support. The Wadham Society network of alumni also supports the College’s access initiatives to encourage a wider, more diverse, range of applicants to the College and to Oxford more generally.
- The Society distributes a regular sum of money from the College’s fundraising efforts towards projects that enhance the student experience, through the ‘WadSAS Committee’.
The next Annual General Meeting
The next AGM will be held on Saturday 10 September. Due to the postponement of last year's AGM, all current members were co-opted by the Committee to serve for another year.