The Rhodes Trust pays tribute to Lady Williams

Rhodes Scholars and Rhodes staff were saddened to learn of the passing of the wonderful Lady Williams yesterday (14 March). She was wife of Warden Sir Edgar (Bill) Williams and contributed in countless ways to the flourishing of the Rhodes community. The flag at Rhodes House is currently being flown at half mast and there will be a memorial event at Rhodes House on Sunday 17 September 2017…Read More

Over the rainbow? LGBTQ in our changing world - Forum Report

This inaugural forum held at Rhodes House 24-26 February brought together a broad range of thinkers, activists and leaders to discuss their work improving the lives of LGBTQ people from around the world. The forum gave space to share our experiences and celebrate the work of scholars who have contributed to the unprecedented advance of LGBTQ rights in recent years. This was the first …Read More

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