Events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East

Date Published: 29.02.2024

Published 17 October 2023

We are deeply saddened by the terrible events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering because of the conflict and we are very concerned about our students, staff, Fellows and alumni who are personally affected.

Following the terrorist attacks by Hamas on 7 October, we have been in close contact with all members of our College community. Our Warden, Robert Hannigan, wrote directly to impacted students last week and we wish to remind those affected - students, staff, and Fellows - that College and University welfare services are available to them. We have set up a reflection area in the Ante-Chapel at Wadham where anyone can come to light a candle and sit for a few moments.

Support (including counselling) is available to eligible academic staff via the University Employee Assistance Programme, and to all academic and non-academic staff via the College Employee Assistance Programme. Wadham’s Welfare Team is here to support our students, who are encouraged also to reach out to their tutors.

Wadham has always prided itself on its welcoming and inclusive community. There is no place for antisemitism, Islamophobia, or hate for any faith at Wadham or at Oxford. More information about the University’s response to these events, which will be regularly updated, as well as further advice and support for students and staff, can be found here: University response to recent events in Israel, Gaza and the Middle East | University of Oxford.