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

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

Rhodes Scholars speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos

The Rhodes Trust hosted a reception at Davos together with the University of Oxford. The theme for this year's World Economic Forum was 'The New Global Context' and Rhodes Scholars were prominent amongst the speakers. Below is a selection of talks and discussions they took part in: Read More

Rhodes Scholar Class of 2015 Selected

The Rhodes class of 2015 has been selected after a rigorous global process. They are listed on the Rhodes House website here. The class of Scholars is selected each year from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), Uni…Read More

First Scholar Calling Programme reaches across generations

Between 30 November and 15 December, a team of 20 current Scholars took part in the inaugural Scholar Calling programme speaking to Senior Scholars.   The aim was to promote the benefits of the new Rhodes Scholar Network and to encourage support for our fundraising campaign to secure the core Scholarships. Conversations were enthusiastic and wide-ranging, and covered the Oxford…Read More

Rhodes Events Around the World

The last few weeks have been marked by a great deal of Rhodes activity around the world. The Warden and his partner, Camilla Borg, travelled to India in November where they met with Rhodes Scholars and leaders within education. More recently, they have been in New York to attend a very successful young Scholar lunch and the Warden has also been to Toronto to host a Senior Scholar breakfast…Read More

Inaugural Service & Leadership Scholar Retreat

This weekend sees the first ever Service & Leadership Scholar retreat taking place at Rhodes House. Over three days, first year Scholars explore in depth what service and leadership means to them, and consider ethical leadership, human nature, justice and differences. The format is based around a series of readings, talks and discussions, with sessions being moderated by Senior Scholar…Read More