Your support - transforming potential into opportunities
By contributing to the 2021 annual appeal, alumni are providing urgent financial assistance to current students. Covid hardship support, bursaries, grants, scholarships and other assistance are ensuring that students, whatever their socio-economic background, are able to continue their studies without disruption.
Wadham would not exist today were it not for visionary philanthropy, which since 1610 has ensured that this College has been an exceptional seat of learning and research. Throughout my wardenship I have seen how imperative and meaningful philanthropy remains to Wadham – alumni and friends have given generously every year so that today’s students, whatever their socioeconomic background, can thrive and achieve their potential, and benefit from the same excellent education you enjoyed at Wadham.
For those of you who are, or have been part of this generous community, I would like to thank you for contributing to the College's achievements and success. If you haven't yet supported Wadham's students, I would encourage you to do so - all donations, small and large, make a genuine difference.
Warden Ken Macdonald, QC
"The support I received from Target Oxbridge was life-changing. I’m delighted to see students who were also on the Target Oxbridge programme gain places at Wadham, and they too feel proud to be at Wadham. I’m happy that I can volunteer every year to provide support to in-coming Target Oxbridge students as I know how valuable it was for me.
"Additionally, as a resident in the Access Centre for my final year, I’m reminded every day of the emphasis that Wadham places on access and of its progressive values. "
"I was immensely grateful and humbled to receive the Hackney BCL Scholarship. My course has involved learning from leaders in the field as well as peers from around the world with diverse perspectives, and being challenged to think differently and critically about the law and its place in society.
"Undertaking a rigorous course of study like the BCL during the pandemic has been a challenging experience, and I have been so thankful for Wadham’s support. I am proud to be associated with such an inclusive and energetic College."
"I am incredibly grateful for the financial support I have received during my time at Wadham, made possible by the generous donations of our alumni community. Thanks to the Hardship Fund, I was able to find a safe and intellectually stimulating home at the College, without the added stress of financial worries. The Travel Fund enabled me to gain first-hand experience at archival work abroad, giving me the skills and experience needed for future research."
"I was fortunate to come on a trip to the College back in 2017, which allowed me to get a sense of what Oxford and Wadham were like. That short trip has turned into (almost) three wonderful years where I’ve met some amazing people. I’ve also been able to take part in access work with the College and to see the amazing difference that alumni donations have made over this time."