New Southern African National Secretary announced

After 12 exemplary years of service, Justice Edwin Cameron is stepping down from his role as National Secretary of Rhodes Southern Africa. The new National Secretary is Ndumiso Luthuli (KwaZulu-Natal & St Peter's 2000), a lawyer who has also been Deputy to Edwin for a number of years.  Mr Luthuli was selected by the Warden in consultation with a Rhodes Southern Africa Advisory Co…Read More

Farewell to the Commonwealth and African Studies Library at Rhodes House

Today Rhodes House and Bodleian staff gathered to mark the relocation of the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies.  This special collection has been hosted at Rhodes House since 1929 and it will now be located along with other such collections in the new Weston Library. As well as many books, there were personal papers, newspapers, correspondence and a vast quantity o…Read More

Honouring Alain LeRoy Locke, first black Rhodes Scholar

Alain LeRoy Locke (Pennsylvania & Hertford 1907) was an American writer, philosopher, educator and the architect of the Harlem Renaissance.  He gained his undergraduate degree from Harvard and was the first Rhodes Scholar of black heritage, studying literature, philosophy, Greek, and Latin whilst at Oxford.  He subsequently attended the University of Berlin, and then returned…Read More

Marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War I

Today marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Many Rhodes Scholars from across the constituencies lost their lives during the conflict and are remembered publicly in the rotunda of Rhodes House. The listing of names includes those of German Rhodes Scholars, as well as those fighting for the Allies, which was unusual on memorials at that time. One of the first American Rhodes…Read More

Highlights from Trinity term

July has now arrived, Trinity term is over, and Scholars are starting a summer of travel, research, or exploration. We look back at the many events which have taken place during the past eight weeks, including speaker events, conferences and social events. 

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A Week of Celebration

The Rhodes Trust celebrates the going down dinner and class gift, the Encaenia ceremony, and its terrific donors.

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Dare to Differ - the Global Scholars Symposium 2014

Rhodes House is currently hosting scholars and speakers for the Global Scholars Symposium 2014 which started yesterday and will continue until Sunday. The theme for the event is 'Dare to Differ', with a focus this year on individuals and communities who have dared to differ from conventional wisdom, dominant paradigms, and mainstream thinking. The topic is a reflec…Read More