Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship

Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship


Current Activities

We launched three advisory groups to help us gather and synthesise ideas from across and beyond the global Rhodes community to guide our key areas of action and accomplish our goals. They have now completed their reports and staff and Trustees of the Rhodes Trust are working on their recommendations.  The groups focused on critical questions in three areas:  how we re-imagine Rhodes House; how we engage our history and revise the ways we tell our story to key stakeholders and the broader public; and what the Trust should aspire to do and be in our 21st century relationships and activities across the continent of Africa.

Additional Goals

In addition to supporting the work of these Advisory Groups, we are continuing to pursue other strategic goals and activities related to legacy, equity, and inclusion. These include:

Develop and approve a new Memorandum of Understanding between the Rhodes Trust and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation to guide the next chapter of our relationship;

Raise additional funds toward our £75M goal for new Rhodes Scholarships for Africa;

Continue to offer and co-sponsor virtual conversations on Legacy, Equity and Inclusion, with events focused on: 

  • Ways of thinking about Cecil Rhodes
  • Reparation and Reconciliation
  • Democracy & Memory
  • Vaccine Justice: How Do We Change the Map?