2020 Leavers' Weekend

8th July 2021

Wadham College

Regrettably, we are no longer able to go ahead with this event as planned.

Booking is now closed

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UPDATE 17/06/21:

Following Monday night’s announcement on the extension of Covid restrictions in England, we are no longer able to go ahead with the Leavers’ Weekend from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 July.

We understand the disappointment this will cause and we are very sad to be taking this step at this juncture. We will, of course, be offering a full refund on all paid bookings and these will be issued within the next 30 days.

We are already planning to hold this special event at a later date. We have tried to find availability later this summer but, regrettably, we have not been successful due to other commitments in the diary. It seems likely that the event will now be held in the spring of next year and we will communicate this new date as soon as we are able. In the meantime, if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Alumni in Wadham gardens


Tickets are £30 per person.

The £30 package price covers one person and includes three nights' standard accommodation in College from Thursday 8 July through to Sunday 11 July, Friday night dinner with two glasses of wine, Saturday night bop and BBQ (food only), Sunday sparkling brunch, plus refreshments only as advertised. Please see Programme below for further details.

Owing to space restrictions, this event is only open to Wadham alumni who completed their course in 2020. Regrettably, we are unable to admit guests. 2021 Leavers who matriculated in 2017 on a four-year course, are also invited to join.

Booking deadline is 14 June.

Programme (tbc)

Full details are yet to be finalised but we anticipate that the weekend will be a good mixture of planned activities and free time, along the lines of the below:

Thursday 8 July
15:00-17:00 - Check-in at the Lodge
                      Tea, coffee and biscuits Hall
17:30-19:00 - Drinks reception in the Gardens
Evening - Free time to enjoy catching up in Oxford. Bar open (student prices).

Friday 9 July
08:30-09:30 - Breakfast in Hall
During the day - Free time
15:00-16:00 - Tea, coffee and cake in the Gardens
18:45-19:15 - Drinks reception in the Gardens
19:15 - Dinner in Hall. Alumni will be grouped by subject and we hope that a number of Tutors will be able to join.

Saturday 10 July
08:30-09:30 - Breakfast in Hall
During the day - Free time
15:00-16:00 - Tea, coffee and cake in the Gardens
Evening - BBQ and Bop, with the Bar open (student prices)

Sunday 11 July
09:30-11:00 - Sparkling Brunch in Hall
Noon - Farewells

Alumni will be welcome to extend their stay for more nights at a special rate. Please direct any enquiries to development.team@wadham.ox.ac.uk


Additional information

  • Bookings and payment must be received by 14 June 2021.
  • Package price applies to finalists 2020 only.  
  • Accommodation will be provided free of charge in our standard rooms.  Requests to be allocated specific rooms or rooms near friends will be accommodated where possible up until 2 weeks’ before the event. 
  • Details subject to change up until event.  
  • There could be last minute changes, for example due to COVID-19 restrictions.  
  • Travel insurance is recommended where relevant.
  • If the event has to be postponed due to COVID or any other reason, all bookings will be transferred to a rescheduled date.  If this rescheduled date is not suitable, a full refund will be made.
  • The bar will accept payments via card using an online system.  No cash payments.
  • Accessible facilities are available.  Free accommodation for carers. For more information or questions, please email domestic.bursar@wadham.ox.ac.uk
  • If you have any questions or require any further information, please do get in touch.