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

Remembering Nelson Mandela's legacy

On the first anniversary of his passing, we remember the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his role in the establishment of The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. A minute of silence was observed in the rotunda of Rhodes House this morning with staff and Scholars. Mr Mandela was closely connected to the Rhodes Trust for many years, most notably through the partnership which created The Mandela Rhodes…Read More

Dr Orjiako speaks on Education, Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy

The Rhodes Trust was delighted to welcome Dr A.B.C. Orjiako to Rhodes House yesterday. He is the Chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT, a leading indigenous oil and gas exploration and development company with a strategic focus on Nigeria. Dr Orjiako heard Scholars present on their DPhil research, and later gave a talk to a large group of Scholars on 'Education, Entrepreneurship & Philanth…Read More

Celebrating the establishment of the Murray Speight Research Fund and the Sir Peter Elworthy Grant Programme

The Rhodes Trust marked the creation of two new funds yesterday, which focus on enabling Rhodes Scholars to undertake projects, internships, travel for research, and conference attendance. The generosity of the Grant and Elworthy families illustrates their vision and commitment in support of current and future generations of Rhodes Scholars. The lunch and reception was attended by the Chai…Read More

Coming Up dinner and portrait unveiling

The Coming Up dinner for the Class of 2014 was a spectacular evening. New Scholars met Rhodes Trustees, members of the staff team and friends of the Rhodes Scholarships. At the start of the evening the Warden, Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983), unveiled two new portraits which will hang in Milner Hall. The first is of George Parkin, whose involvement in the Rhodes Scholarship…Read More

Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker prize

Richard Flanagan (Tasmania & Worcester 1984) won this year's Man Booker prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. It is a story of love and war, describing the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, where surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his co…Read More

Two Rhodes Scholars honoured at the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors

Two Rhodes Scholars recently attended the University of Oxford's annual Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors meeting. Andrew Banks (Florida & St Edmund Hall 1976) was admitted to the Court and was recognised for his support spanning many parts of the University, including the Rhodes Trust. Mr Banks is a founder of ABRY Partners, a private equity investment firm and Producer of t…Read More