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Nostalgia and Laughter - Rhodes events in North America

Attendees at the Montreal receptionDuring April there have been numerous Rhodes events taking place in North America. The Warden, Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983), and his partner Camilla Borg, first visited Canada, where a Rhodes reception took place in Montréal, QC.  Following this, there was an evening drinks reception for Rhodes alumni and friends preceding the 75th Annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Dinner. The annual dinner is always a great success and is organised by John Morrison (New Mexico & University 1955).  This event was his 49th dinner, and the Warden was the keynote speaker. Of course, the celebrations continued when Oxford won the Boat Race in fine style!

Rhodes breakfast at Oxford's North American Alumni WeekendIn New York, the University of Oxford's Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in North America saw many Rhodes Scholars amongst the attendees. From the theory of relativity to nationalism, Rhodes Trustee Professor Margaret MacMillan and Walter Isaacson (Louisiana & Pembroke 1974) discussed ideas that have changed the world during the opening session. Rhodes events during this weekend included:

  • Dinner for LGBT Rhodes Scholars and their partners/guests   
  • Evening Drinks Reception for Rhodes alumni and friends   
  • Breakfast for Rhodes alumni and friends

The final event in North America was in Washington, DC, where a lively Rhodes saw over 80 attendees. The Warden also hosted a number of smaller lunches and met with Rhodes Scholars individually during his travels.  With the events proving very popular, he met with over 420 Rhodes Scholars and friends. Several events were organised in conjunction with the American Association of Rhodes Scholars and the Canadian Association of Rhodes Scholars.

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