{{Infobox Character
=Interrogator, chemist DHARMA Initiative
=William Sanderson

'''Oldham''' was a chemist and DHARMA Initiative member who performed interrogations.http//abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=recap=162212&d=178545

==On the Island==
{{I=Pretorture.jpg=200=left=Oldham prepares to interrogate Sayid.}}
Horace Goodspeed brought Sayid to Oldham's tent outside the Barracks in order to determine Sayid's true identity. Oldham gave an unidentified drug to Sayid, which would apparently act as a truth serum of some sort. When Sayid started babbling about being from the future, Oldham concluded that he had dosed Sayid too heavily and did not believe Sayid's story. Oldham would appear to be the only List of DHARMA Initiative members.  Sawyer described him as a "psychopath."  Oldham appeared to enjoy music.

It seems highly likely that Oldham's job was to extract information from Hostiles captured by the DHARMA Initiative in their ongoing conflict. {{crossref}}

He may have been Life_and_death along with other members of the DHARMA Initiative in the Purge, possibly defected to The Others prior to The Purge, or he may have left the island by some other means. 


* wikipediaOldham is a town in northern England, near Manchester. It was a major location in the wikipediaLuddite and wikipediaChartism movements in the 19th century. In 2001 there were WikipediaOldham race riots. There are also wikipediaOldham (disambiguation), Canada, and the USA.
* The name Oldham is thought to derive from Old Norse ''Aldehulme,'' which means old knoll or hill.
*The pharmaceutical company in Russia is named "Oldham Pharmaceuticals."
* John Oldham was an English poet from the 17th century who died at the age of thirty from smallpox.
* wikipediaAndrew Loog Oldham' manager and producer from 1963 to 1967.
* Musician Bonnie "Prince" Billy's real name is wikipediaWill Oldham. Also going under the name Palace Music, he released an album of B-Sides in 1997 called wikipediaLost Blues and Other Songs.
* In the episode {{ep}}, Charlie told Naomi, "My band got its start at the Night and Day bar on ''Oldham Street''" in Manchester.
*Oldham was mentioned in the part 3 of Mysteries Of The Universe by a colleague who he worked with in Los Angeles prior to joining the Initiative.  The colleague also stated that Oldham was his first name, and that he was a chemist.

==Unanswered questions==
* Does Oldham live outside the Barracks?
* Why does Sawyer describe him as a "psychopath"?


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CategorySeason 5 characters
CategoryEpisodic characters
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