The Wadham Fund

The Wadham Fund is a way for alumni to give support directly to current students.

Wadham students

Making a regular gift - why donate?

By donating to the Wadham Fund, you share our commitment to opening doors to the brightest young minds from all backgrounds.

Your contribution enables us to bring inquisitive school pupils to Wadham and open up the possibilities of an Oxford education. It also helps us break down financial barriers and fulfil potential – through means-tested bursaries, hardship grants and graduate scholarships.

Above all, your generosity enables us to sustain excellence by supporting world-class research. Better still, by setting up a regular gift, you give us the financial stability to continue providing access to excellent [link to access to excellence page], now and in the future. The funding we receive every year is vital to our ability to support our students and the costly tutorial system.

Please help us give to others the opportunities that the College once gave you by making a gift to the Wadham Fund.

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More about the Wadham Fund

The impact of gifts on Wadham College

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Opening Doors

Wadham is demonstrating that fair access and academic excellence go hand in hand. We are committed to breaking down barriers and finding the most talented students, wherever they may be. We work with schools to encourage the most gifted pupils, from all backgrounds, to raise their aspirations and we support these young people as they pursue their dreams of higher education. More

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Fulfilling potential

Our commitment to fair access is strengthened by ensuring that the academic and extracurricular ambitions of those studying at Wadham are not hampered by financial concerns. Alumni support provides bursaries and grants to those who find themselves in financial hardship during their courses. We offer pastoral and academic support to ensure that all students thrive at Wadham. More


Sustaining excellence

Our academics play a pivotal role in training and nurturing our students to fulfil their potential. As world-leading scholars, Wadham tutors and graduate students are changing the way we look at the world and improving it for generations to come. Their vital contribution to the Wadham community encourages an atmosphere of progress, unconventional thinking, and vigorous debate. More

Celebrating Regular Giving and Loyal Donors

However great or small your gift, it is important to us. To show how much we value your support and express our sincere gratitude, we would like to invite you to join other regular donors in one of our three recognition circles for regular donors.
With every year that goes by, we are overwhelmed not only by the sheer number of alumni who choose to give regularly but also by those who move up into the next circle by increasing the size of their gifts and their collective impact.

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Wilkins Circle

All donor who give regularly, either monthly or annually, receive a special listing in the Gazette, an invitation to Circles’ Day, and the Benefactors’ Garden Party.

Their ongoing commitment helps us to plan for the future and regular giving reduces administrative costs, which enables us to raise our sights and do even more for Wadham students.

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Nicholas Circle

All donors who give £1,000 per year receive the benefits of membership in the Wilkins Circle as well as an invitation to join the Warden for a special event at our Circles’ Day.

We are proud that membership of the Nicholas Circle is growing, as more and more alumni take the lead in making substantial gifts for the benefit of those who follow in their footsteps.

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Dorothy Circle

In addition to the benefits associated with membership in the Wilkins and Nicholas Circles, donors who give £5,000 per year receive a complimentary invitation to all alumni events.

Gifts at this level can be transformational for our students, and members of the Dorothy Circle join an exclusive list of alumni and friends who are some of Wadham's most important change-makers.

Telephone Campaign 2019


#IGaveToDorothy is a student led campaign which asks leavers to donate an amount of money, whether that be £5 or £50, back to Wadham. This money will be used for specific projects selected by the student community. This will provide a tangible benefit to Wadham in years to come and will be remembered as having been provided by the leavers. 


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