Celebrating the Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine

On 31 May, we welcomed Mr Wafic R. Saïd and the Saïd Foundation to Rhodes House for a dinner to mark the establishment of the Rhodes Scholarship for Syria and the Rhodes Scholarship for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.  The Saïd Foundation were joined by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, and college Heads of House, for an evening of celebration a…Read More

The Rhodes Trust announces major strategic and geographic expansion for its second century

The Rhodes Trust is expanding its scope of supporting global leaders who will help create a more democratic, more just and more equal world. The Rhodes Trust has joined with The Atlantic Philanthropies in a £75m partnership to support its new international network of Atlantic Fellows, including the establishment of an Atlantic Institute at Rhodes House in Oxford, as well as suppo…Read More

Global Scholars Symposium 2016 - Spaces in Between

The 2016 Global Scholars' Symposium (GSS) took place 13-15 May in Oxford, with the theme 'Spaces in Between'. Now in its ninth consecutive year, the GSS first occurred in 2008 at the University of Cambridge, and has swapped between Cambridge and Oxford every few years. Its founding mission was to connect international postgraduate scholars in an environment that challenged them to dra…Read More

Rhodes Scholar Events during the 2016 Alumni Weekend in North America

The Rhodes Scholar community was strongly represented during the 2016 University of Oxford Alumni Weekend in Washington, D.C. from 8 to 10 April. On 9 April, several Rhodes Scholars and Trustees participated as part of the Academic Programme at the Omni Shoreham Hotel: Elliot Gerson (Connecticut & Magdalen 1974), Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, Interna…Read More

Second Year retreat 2016 - Building the Good Life: Purpose, Meaning and Balance

This weekend saw the 2016 Second Year Scholar retreat taking place at Rhodes House. Over three days, Scholars explored in depth the theme of "Building the Good Life: Purpose, Meaning and Balance".     Topics included: What is your work in the world? Conflicts between work, life and duty Risk, failure and courage Money, Power and Institutions: Need, Value, Use Gratitude…Read More

New Rhodes India National Secretary Announced

After many exemplary years of service, Professor Virander Chauhan (India & St Catherine’s 1974) is stepping down from his role as Rhodes India National Secretary. The Rhodes Trust is delighted to announce that Nandan Kamath (India & Balliol 2000), who has served for several years as Deputy National Secretary, will be his successor.  It would be difficult to ov…Read More

Rhodes Scholars pay tribute to Warden Robin Fletcher

Dr Robin Fletcher, who was Warden of Rhodes House from 1980-89, sadly passed away on 15 January 2016. Since then, tributes from Rhodes Scholars around the world have been flooding in, remembering the kindness and warm hospitality showed by both Dr Fletcher and his wife, Mrs Jinny Fletcher. His funeral will be held at Aberdeen crematorium on 4 February at 2pm.  Dr Fletcher was in…Read More

Retreat on Service & Leadership for First Year Scholars

Today and this weekend sees the Service & Leadership Scholar retreat for first year Scholars take place at Rhodes House. Over three days, Scholars explore in depth what service and leadership means to them, and consider ethical leadership, human nature, race, gender, visions of justice, and how to sustain a life of service. The format is based around a series of readings, talks and d…Read More

Welcoming our new Director of Programmes and Alumni Relations

The Rhodes Trust is delighted to announce the arrival of Rodolfo Lara as Director for Programmes and Alumni Relations. This new role brings together responsibility for both programmes aimed at current Scholars, Senior Scholars, friends of Rhodes, as well as external clients, and also for building life-long strong relationships with Senior Scholars throughout the world.  Rodolfo joins …Read More