Gardens win Gold

The Rhodes House gardens have won the gold award in the University/College category of 'Oxford in Bloom' for the third year running. This is a remarkable achievement and congratulations go to the Head Gardener at Rhodes House, Neil Wigfield. Below is a selection of photographs which show some of the highlights from the Rhodes House gardens. You can also read about the history of the garde…Read More

Rhodes House celebrates Alumni Weekend 2014

This weekend sees over 100 Rhodes Scholars and guests visiting Rhodes House, some of whom have not been back to Oxford for over twenty years. Saturday events consisted of three speaker sessions, which were filmed and will be made available on the Rhodes House website in due course. 1) The role of culture, arts and the humanities in Fighting the World's Fight, with Rhodes Trustee, Dame H…Read More

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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