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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Dare to Differ - the Global Scholars Symposium 2014

Rhodes House is currently hosting scholars and speakers for the Global Scholars Symposium 2014 which started yesterday and will continue until Sunday. The theme for the event is 'Dare to Differ', with a focus this year on individuals and communities who have dared to differ from conventional wisdom, dominant paradigms, and mainstream thinking. The topic is a reflec…Read More

Warden speaks at Oxbridge Business Forum on the occasion of the WEF on Africa

Yesterday the Warden, Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983), spoke at an event hosted by the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria.  The Oxbridge Business Forum took place in Abuja and was to mark the World Economic Forum on Africa which is taking place this week.  Among the special guests at the event was Arunma Oteh, Director General of the Securities & Exchan…Read More

Inaugural Australian Rhodes Dinner with The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia

On Saturday, 26 April, the Inaugural Rhodes Scholarships in Australia National Dinner was held at Government House, Sydney in the presence of Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW. The guest of honour and speaker for the evening was the Hon Tony Abbott MP (New South Wales & Queen's 1981), Prime Minister of Australia. Attending the dinner were 111…Read More

New faces at Rhodes House

Over the coming months there will be new members of staff joining the Rhodes House team. In April, our new Finance Director/Chief Operating officer, Peter Anderson started at Rhodes House.  He joins the Rhodes Trust after ten years at Kaplan, the accountancy & legal training firm in London.  He has an MA from Oxford University (University College, Literae Humaniores) and is…Read More