The main alumni reception brought alumni from all generations together at the Dynasty Club in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong where the Warden also conferred a Foundation Fellowship to Mr William Wai Hoi Doo. As a global business leader and international facilitator, Mr Doo is renowned for his entrepreneurship, business acumen and transformative philanthropy.
The Warden, Ken Macdonald QC said in his speech at the ceremony: “As a friend and supporter of Wadham for more than two decades, we are deeply grateful to Mr William Wai Hoi Doo for helping Oxford expand its academic reach and excellence, and we are grateful to him and his family for helping Oxford open up educational opportunity to the most talented students from anywhere in the world, regardless of their financial means and background. On behalf of the Fellows of Wadham College, the University of Oxford, and in recognition of Mr Doo’s leadership, counsel and munificent support of education and research at Wadham College over the past 20 years, it is a great honour to confer a Foundation Fellowship on Mr Doo.”
Wadham Law alumni also joined a special lunch for Emeritus Fellow, Mr Jeffrey Hackney the following day. At a further event, Lord Macdonald gave a talk at the Hong Kong Bar Association focussed on the fragility of the rule of law, even in the most advanced jurisdictions.