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Wadham College
Front Quad, Wadham College.

Wadham College

Wadham has high academic standards, maintained in an informal and progressive atmosphere. Known for its inclusive and welcoming culture, Wadham is a vibrant and relatively large college, offering most of the undergraduate courses that can be studied at Oxford.

Wadham CollegeStudents sitting in Bar Quad.
As with other colleges, we welcome academic excellence, diversity and independence. Working with the collegiate University, Wadham’s access work with schools is well established, and we seek to recruit the very best students nationally and internationally, ensuring that selection is based purely on academic ability and potential.


Located in the city centre, Wadham has large, quiet grounds, with some of the most beautiful gardens and buildings in Oxford. The Bodleian Library is just across the road and the Science Area is only a few minutes’ walk away.

Accommodation and meals

Students are guaranteed on-site accommodation in their first and final (ie third or fourth) years. When not living in college-owned accommodation, students are given a grant to help with living-out costs. All college rooms are equipped with a fridge, telephone and internet. Whether students live in college or elsewhere, high-quality meals are provided on the main college site. On weekday evenings students have a choice of dining in hall, where dinner is served, or in the self-service refectory.

Read more on the college website.


Students have 24-hour access to Wadham’s attractive library, which houses more than 40,000 books and periodicals and provides 100 desk spaces. The college’s computer room is also open 24 hours a day. Wireless connectivity is available throughout college. The lodge is staffed at all times, providing security and a place to go with general queries.

Other on-site facilities include the common room, squash court, gym, bar, laundry room, cycle store, music practice rooms and the purpose-built Moser Theatre, which doubles as a badminton court. Students also have access to a large sports ground with a modern pavilion and a boathouse.

Student societies

Wadham’s combined Student Union of undergraduates and graduates provides facilities and support for students, and organises charity, cultural, entertainment and welfare events. There is a strong culture of debate, encouraging freedom of thought and expression.

Wadham students organise a range of clubs and societies. There are frequent productions in the Moser Theatre and the college includes the 18th-century Holywell Music Room, Europe’s first purpose-built concert hall, which is used for a wealth of musical activities. The chapel choir sings at Sunday evening services and special events. Students also participate in a range of intercollege sports competitions. For further information, visit www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/why-choose-wadham.

Academic staff


Professor Ben Berks*

Biological Sciences

Dr Nathalie Seddon*
Dr Ian Moore*
Dr Cedric Tan


Professor Paul Beer*
Professor Darren Dixon*
Dr Mark Wallace*
Dr Lydia Gilday 


Dr Stephen Heyworth*


Dr Alan Beggs*
Dr Francesco Zanetti*


Professor Alfonso Castrejon-Pita*
Professor Katya Shamonina*
Dr Mark Thompson*


Professor Ankhi Mukherjee*
Dr Jane Griffiths*
Dr Daniel Thomas 

History, Ancient

Dr Peter Thonemann*
Dr Simon Day 

History, Modern

Dr Jane Garnett*
Dr Matthew Kempshall*
Dr Sebastian Gehrig*

Human Sciences

Dr Emma Cohen*
Dr Steven Chance
Dr Claire el Mouden 


Dr Tarun Khaitain*
Dr Eveline Ramaekers*
Dr Sandy Steel* 

Management Studies

Dr Oren Sussman*


Professor Alex Ritter*
Dr Andrew Hodges*
Dr David Conlon*


Professor Andrew Farmery*
Dr Duncan Howie

Modern Languages

Professor Christina Howells* (French)
Professor Carolin Duttlinger* (German)
Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou (Modern Greek)
Professor Guido Bonsaver (Italian)
Professor Claudia Pazos-Alonso* (Portuguese)
Professor Philip Bullock* (Russian)
A tutor in Spanish TBC 

Oriental Studies

Dr Margaret Hillenbrand* (Chinese)
Mr Shio-yun Kan (Chinese)
Professor Edmund Herzig* (Persian)
Professor Dominic Brookshaw* (Persian)


Professor Alexander Paseau*
Dr Tom Sinclair*


Professor Martin Bureau*
Dr Candadi Sukumar*
One further tutor TBC


Dr Paul Martin*
Dr Matt Williams 


Dr Christopher Summerfield*
Dr Andrew Bell 

Student welfare


Professor Martin Bureau*

Welfare Dean

Dr Jane Garnett*

Senior Tutor

Dr Caroline Mawson*


The Revd Wendy Wale

Domestic Bursar

Mrs Frances Lloyd*

Tutor for Women

Professor Carolin Duttlinger*

Tutor for Undergraduates

Professor Ankhi Mukherjee*

*Fellow of the college