Rhodes Class of 2017 Selected

The Rhodes class of 2017 has been selected after a rigorous global process. The biographies of the new Scholars are listed on the Rhodes House website here. The class of Scholars is selected each year from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, SJLP region (Syria, Jorda…Read More

2nd Annual Healthcare Forum

The 2nd Annual Healthcare Forum, held at Rhodes House on 12-13 November had the following objective: The Forum will foster a dialogue between current and future leaders from a broad range of backgrounds, to explore solutions for imminent healthcare problems. We believe that interacting in a collaborative environment will yield the most powerful, robust and interesting ideas. Through this …Read More

Video of 2016 Bram Fischer lecture delivered by Justice Catherine O'Regan

The annual Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture was given this year by Justice Catherine O'Regan, who spoke on Fidelity to Law: How Bram Fischer Illuminates a Perennial Debate. 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 …Read More

Rhodes Scholars pay tribute to Professor William Barber

Professor William Barber (Kansas & Balliol 1949) (13 January 1925 – 26 October 2016) will be much missed by the entire Rhodes Scholar community. Professor Barber came up to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1949, pursuing PPE before reading for a DPhil in Economics. He went on to be an infantry soldier during the Second World War and later joined Wesleyan University where h…Read More

Inaugural Director of the Atlantic Institute announced

Dr Penelope Brook has been named as the inaugural Director of the Atlantic Institute, following a successful career at the World Bank Group including as Ombudsman and as Country Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Earlier this year the Rhodes Trust joined with The Atlantic Philanthropies in a £75m partnership to support its new international network of Atlantic …Read More

Welcoming the Class of 2016 to Oxford

New Rhodes Scholars from  the many Rhodes constituencies have been warmly welcomed to Oxford in recent days. Activities organised for the Rhodes class of 2016 have included 'Welcome Day' events today, a day trip to Windsor tomorrow, and college tours, meals and many other social activities. Warm thanks go to the many Rhodes Scholars in earlier years who were part of the Welcome Team a…Read More

Oxford ranked number one in the world

The University of Oxford is now the top university in the world according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. It is the first British university ever to occupy the number one spot in this global ranking. Every year the THE rankings judge the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries. Only two other institutions have headed the rankings since…Read More

Rhodes House Gardens win Gold Medal

The Head Gardener at Rhodes House, Neil Wigfield is to be congratulated on his fourth gold medal in the 'Oxford in Bloom' competition. Below is his account of what it takes to create such a stunning outdoor space, which is enjoyed by Scholars and staff alike. The Victorian plants woman, Gertrude Jekyll, famously designed gardens with borders that flowered at different times of the year. A…Read More

Rhodes Scholar Class of 1966 50th Reunion

The below account was written by Bob Rawson, 1966 Class Secretary.In fine fall English weather, 16 American members of the Class of 1966, joined by spouses, and even some children and grandchildren, convened in Oxford for a gala 50th Reunion, September 14-17, 2016.  Five Canadian 1966 colleagues joined us.  Americans present were Steve Bergman (MA andBalliol),  Wes (…Read More