Wadham in Hong Kong

19th September 2018

News, Alumni news

Wadham alumni gathered at Hong Kong’s American Club to hear latest College news from the Warden.

  • Wadham alumni with the Warden (back, centre) in Hong Kong

Ken Macdonald QC, Warden, told gathered alumni about the commencement of Wadham’s Back Quad building project. Former Lee Shau Kee scholars heard about Oxford’s first purpose-built Access Centre which will be housed in the new Dr Lee Shau Kee Building, along with teaching space and accommodation. 

Guests were also excited to hear about the fully accessible state of the art William Doo Undergraduate Centre which will adjoin the Access Centre, and to have the opportunity to meet the lead benefactor William Doo (Law, 1993) at the event.

The Warden shared other College news, highlighting the access and outreach work carried out by the College over the last year and the progress of the Iffley Road student accommodation project which is due for completion in 2019.

Director of Development, Julie Hage, commented: “I would like to thank all our Hong Kong alumni warmly for their extraordinary hospitality and welcome. Thanks to ongoing support from our Hong Kong volunteers, we have one the strongest international alumni communities in your beautiful city. I was extremely disappointed that a minor leg injury prevented me from attending the Wadham events on this occasion but I look forward to speaking with you all in the near future and I would love you to share your ideas for our new buildings. I would also like to thank my Wadham colleague Rachel Saunders, who stepped in at the last moment to help our Hong Kong visit to go so smoothly.”

  • Warden Ken Macdonald QC (centre) with alumni William Doo (left) and Victor Lee