Higher Education Conference at Rhodes House

Rhodes House is currently hosting a two day conference, looking at Higher Education in Africa and Asia. It focuses on current challenges and where the Rhodes network can create innovative, sustainable, and impactful change. The conference host is Mr Charles Conn, Warden of Rhodes House and the conference chair is Professor C. Raj Kumar, founding Vice-Chancellor of Jindal Global Univer…Read More

Another Year Draws to a Close...

Going Down ClassOn Friday 19 June the Rhodes Trust celebrated all that the members of the going down class have achieved during their years in Oxford. The academic, sporting and extra-curricular results have been outstanding.  During the evening there was a speech by Rhodes Trustee and Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain (Québec & Wadham 1980), and one by Adam Ma…Read More

Celebrating our Benefactors

Yesterday saw the inaugural International Council of Benefactors Meeting and the second Benefactors' Dinner take place at Rhodes House. The ICB meeting featured a variety of Rhodes Scholars and  also academics from the University of Oxford who discussed their research and new initiatives here at Rhodes House. The dinner was a time of celebration and also featured speeches from a curre…Read More

Justice Edwin Cameron delivers 2015 Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture

The annual Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture was given this afternoon by Justice Edwin Cameron, who spoke on Fidelity and Betrayal under Law. The memorial lecture is in honour of Bram Fischer QC (Orange Free State & New College 1931), who defended Nelson Mandela and other leaders of the liberation movement when on trial for their lives, and who himself died in imprisonment in 1975.…Read More

Second Australian Rhodes National Dinner with The Hon Bob Hawke AC

On Saturday, 16 May, the Second Rhodes Scholarships in Australia National Dinner was held at the State Library of Victoria in the presence of His Excellency The Honourable Alex Chernov QC AC, Governor of Victoria. The guest of honour and speaker for the evening was The Hon Bob Hawke AC (Western Australia & University 1953), former Prime Minister of Australia. The Warden of Rhodes House…Read More

Building Impact - the Global Scholars' Symposium 2015

The 2015 Global Scholars' Symposium (GSS) took place 21-24 May in Cambridge, with the theme Building Impact: Listen, Learn, Act. Delegates participated in panel sessions, thematic group discussions with facilitators, fireside chats with the speakers, and even a workshop on beatbox and poetry! Now in its eighth consecutive year, the GSS first occurred in 2008 at the University of Cambridge…Read More

Launch of Rhodes Scholarships for the United Arab Emirates Announced

The Rhodes Trust today announces the launch of the Rhodes Scholarships for the United Arab Emirates. Following a two year trial programme, during which time they were known as the Falcon Scholarships, the UAE Scholarship now has full Rhodes status. All Falcon Scholars, past and present, will now be known as Rhodes Scholars.  The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a s…Read More

The Rhodes Trust announces the launch of Rhodes Scholarships for China

  The Rhodes Trust is excited to announce the launch of the Rhodes Scholarships for China. For the first time, mainland Chinese citizens will have the opportunity to be awarded Rhodes Scholarships in China to study at Oxford University. The expansion into China marks a historic moment for the Rhodes Trust, and further strengthens the opportunity for broader global collaboration and u…Read More

Second Year retreat: Building a Life of Purpose, Meaning and Balance

This weekend saw the first ever Second Year Scholar retreat taking place at Rhodes House. Over three days, second year Scholars explored in depth the theme of "Building a Life of Purpose, Meaning and Balance". Topics included: Thoughts on vocation and meaning How to define 'home' Conflicts between work, life and duty Friendships, relationships and mentors Risk, failure and courage …Read More

Two new Trustees and new Australian National Secretary

The Rhodes Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees, Mr Nicholas Oppenheimer and Professor Dame Carol Robinson. Nicholas Oppenheimer is Chairman of Oppenheimer Memorial Trust. He was Director of Anglo American plc and Chairman of De Beers S.A. until 2012. Education: Harrow School & Christ Church, Oxford. He has a Doctorate in Technology, honoris causa, from T…Read More