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Bob and Dawn Wyllie 2022 Tour

Bob and Dawn's tour of the world in 2020 was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, however it will restart in June 2022, with Bob and Dawn visiting Washington, New York, Boston and Toronto.

Tour Dates

Washington 8 June–13 June (Drinks with Bob and Dawn June 10, Welcome Home Reception June 11)

New York 13 June–17 June (Drinks Reception June 15)

Boston 17 June–21 June (Drinks Reception June 17)

Toronto 21 June–25 June 

If you have any questions about the tour please let us know at alumni@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Family Fund in Honour of Bob and Dawn Wyllie

In recognition of Bob and Dawn’s extraordinary contributions to the Rhodes community and to help celebrate their retirement, a group of Rhodes alumni proposed the establishment of the Family Fund in their honour.  The purpose of the fund will be to support the welfare of individual Scholars and the well-being of the Rhodes community as a whole, as a complement to the Scholars Fund.

Operating in the spirit of Bob and Dawn’s own contributions to the community, the Family Fund will be allocated by the Warden, supported by the Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships and Director of Scholar Affairs. The Family Fund will prioritize the following Scholar needs and circumstances:

Scholar Family Members Visiting Oxford 

Providing resources for family members of a current Scholar to visit Oxford, particularly to attend a Scholar’s graduation ceremony or assist a Scholar facing a welfare issue.

Scholar Emergency Travel

Providing resources to support a Scholar’s emergency travel home for purposes such as: attending the funeral of a loved one; caring for the health of a sick relative; or accessing help for a personal welfare issue.

Warm Clothing Assistance

Providing additional funds for Scholars to purchase proper clothing to stay warm during Oxford’s cold weather.

Rhodes Ball Assistance 

Providing funds to support a Scholar’s attendance at the Rhodes Ball (for purposes such as: paying for the cost of a ticket; and obtaining necessary attire).

Community-Enhancing Events

Provide additional resources for Scholars to organize community events (such as: small group dinners among scholars from different constituencies, disciplines, etc. to get to know each other better; field-trips to explore Oxfordshire; and events designed to include and integrate spouses and children of current scholars into the Rhodes community).

How to give

Tax-efficient gifts can be made online:

In the United States via The American Trust for Oxford.

In Canada via Rhodes Scholarships in Canada.

If you have not previously made a gift to the Rhodes Trust your gift to the Family Fund will be eligible for a match of up to $100 USD (£75 GBP).  Find out more information on our match fund webpage.

Please note:

When making your gift please let us know your designation is for Family Fund by emailing development@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk otherwise your gift may be allocated to the unrestricted Scholars Fund.