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

Rhodes Alumni Weekend 2016

The Alumni Weekend 2016 for the Rhodes community started on Saturday 17 September with a terrific lunch for the 25th and 50th anniversary classes. Later it was time for the third annual Rhodes Scholars in Britain (RSiB) dinner and both current and Senior Scholars enjoyed lively discussions across generations, countries and sectors.    On Sunday 18 September there was the tr…Read More

Class of 1974 Reunion in Aspen

26 Rhodes Scholars and 26 spouses and children of the Class of 1974 attended a marvelous sun-spanked reunion in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at the Aspen Institute, Thursday, August 11 through Sunday, August 14.  The entire, delightfully varied and wonderfully packed program, along with all logistical arrangements for lodging, feeding, transporting, and entertaining the large d…Read More

Celebrating the Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine

On 31 May, we welcomed Mr Wafic R. Saïd and the Saïd Foundation to Rhodes House for a dinner to mark the establishment of the Rhodes Scholarship for Syria and the Rhodes Scholarship for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.  The Saïd Foundation were joined by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, and college Heads of House, for an evening of celebration a…Read More

The Rhodes Trust announces major strategic and geographic expansion for its second century

The Rhodes Trust is expanding its scope of supporting global leaders who will help create a more democratic, more just and more equal world. The Rhodes Trust has joined with The Atlantic Philanthropies in a £75m partnership to support its new international network of Atlantic Fellows, including the establishment of an Atlantic Institute at Rhodes House in Oxford, as well as suppo…Read More

Global Scholars Symposium 2016 - Spaces in Between

The 2016 Global Scholars' Symposium (GSS) took place 13-15 May in Oxford, with the theme 'Spaces in Between'. Now in its ninth consecutive year, the GSS first occurred in 2008 at the University of Cambridge, and has swapped between Cambridge and Oxford every few years. Its founding mission was to connect international postgraduate scholars in an environment that challenged them to dra…Read More

Rhodes Scholar Events during the 2016 Alumni Weekend in North America

The Rhodes Scholar community was strongly represented during the 2016 University of Oxford Alumni Weekend in Washington, D.C. from 8 to 10 April. On 9 April, several Rhodes Scholars and Trustees participated as part of the Academic Programme at the Omni Shoreham Hotel: Elliot Gerson (Connecticut & Magdalen 1974), Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, Interna…Read More