Wednesday 18 September 2013

10:15 – 12:30 Registration at Rhodes House
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch with your constituency group
14:30 – 17:00 Rhodes Scholar speakers on major world issues*
  Rhodes Scholar story telling sessions
  Personal development discussion sessions
  MA Degree Ceremony for Rhodes Scholars
  Tours of Oxford University departments, Colleges, Museums and Gardens
17:00 – 18:15 Rhodes Society reception 
  LGBT drinks reception
  Rhodes Women drinks reception
18:30 – 21:30 College events or free time
21:30 – 22:30 Nightcap sessions across Oxford

Thursday 19 September 2013

09:00 - 09:30 Arrive at and enter the Sheldonian  
09:30-10:45     Welcome addresses from:
John McCall MacBain (Québec & Wadham 1980), Trustee
Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983), Warden of Rhodes House
  Summary of the afternoon’s workshops:
Ngaire Woods (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983), Trustee
  Summary from the Rhodes Trustees:
John Hood (New Zealand & Worcester 1976), Chairman of the Rhodes Trustees
  Optional Tours
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch by your year groups
14:00 – 15:15 Interactive workshops to shape the future of the Rhodes Scholarships. 
Topics will include:
1. Renewal for the 21st Century: Rhodes 2.0
2. Selecting “leaders for the world’s future”
3. Funding the Scholarships for our current and future vision
4. Expanding the Rhodes Footprint for the 21st Century
5. Building the Rhodes Community: Fellowship and Impact after We Go Down
  Optional Tours
15:45 – 17:00 Workshops repeated
  Optional Tours
18:30 – 20:00 Gala Reception at the Ashmolean Museum
20:30 – 22:30 Dinner by your year groups
22:30 – 24:00 Nightcap sessions across Oxford

Friday 20 September 2013

07:45 – 10:00 Yoga sessions
  Service of remembrance and celebration
  Rowing
10:30 – 12:15 Rhodes Scholar speakers on major world issues*
  Rhodes Scholar story telling sessions
  Personal development discussion sessions
  Update on 10 years of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation
  Tours of Oxford University departments, Colleges, Museums and Gardens
13:00 – 14:15 Farewell lunch at the University Club
15:00 – 18:00 Ice Hockey tournament
  T20 Cricket match
  Optional activities
18:30 onwards College events or free time

* Scheduled speakers and topics include:

Future of Universities
Clay Christensen (Utah & Queen’s 1975), C. Raj Kumar (India & University 1998), Max Price (South Africa-at-Large & Magdalen 1980), and Dacia Toll (Maryland/DC & Mansfield 1994)

Entrepreneurship
Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983), John McCall MacBain (Québec & Wadham 1980), Barry Nalebuff (Massachusetts & Nuffield 1980), and Yusuf Randera-Rees (South Africa-at-Large & Oriel 2007)

Leadership
Lisa Klein (South Africa-at-Large & St Antony's 1994), and others

Fighting the world's fight - on global poverty
Panel: David Ferreira (South Africa-at-Large & Magdalen 1986) and Mark Suzman (Natal & Balliol 1991)
Moderator: Nick Kristof (Oregon & Magdalen 1981)

Sports
Tom McMillen (Maryland & University 1974), Carina Venter (South Africa-at-Large & Christ Church 2009), and John Wylie (Queensland & Balliol 1983)

Justice and Democracy
Panel: Elias Chipimo ( Zambia & Oriel 1990), and others
Moderator: Ngaire Woods (New Zealand & Balliol 1987)

A new paradigm for environmental protection for the 21st century
Panel: Dan Esty (Massachusetts & Balliol 1981), Kumi Naidoo (South Africa-at-Large & Magdalen 1987), and Simon Upton (New Zealand & Wolfson 1981) 
Moderator: Zinta Zommers (Ontario & Wolfson 2003)

The Future of Medicine
John Bell (Alberta & Magdalen 1975) and Leana Wen (Missouri & Merton 2007)

Fighting the World's fight
John McArthur (British Columbia & Brasenose 1998), Tariro Makadzange (Zimbabwe & Balliol 1999), Trevor Munroe (Jamaica & New College 1966), and Rohan Paul (India & St Catherine's 2008)

The internet - how will society act responsibly online?
Anthony House (Washington & Christ Church 2003)

Emerging diseases and the prospect of the next pandemic
David Quammen (Ohio & Merton 1970)

A variety of child-friendly activities are currently being organised for guests up to the age of 16.         

The Rhodes Trust reserves the right to amend the programme without notice. A full online programme including venue information and speaker biographies is currently under development and will be posted online soon.


Rhodes Alumni Weekend 2012