Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship

Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship


Amazing new spaces have been opened up for Scholars: our state of the art convening centre; our beautiful garden pavilion; accomodation for Alumni, Fellows and visiting guests to stay; and exciting facilities such as Rhodes House's new XR lab. It is a place for people to meet, think, study and learn, a resource for Scholars, for colleagues in Oxford and for our wider community to enjoy.

Alongside modern new facilities designed by multi award winning architects Stanton Williams, the traditional spaces of Rhodes House have been sensitively and carefully restored and reimagined, making it a more welcoming, sustainable open place for Scholars and the community to meet.

Space to Think

An image looking upwards to the Rhodes Rotunda through a spiral staircase. The ceiling is domed, and the staircase is built of sand-coloured stone.

The beautiful spiral staircase lovingly created in the Rotunda exemplifies the welcoming spaces for Scholars, Fellows and friends at Rhodes House; an airy, light-filled series of spaces for our community and Oxford colleagues to meet.

Space to Meet

An image of a conference room with dark wooden walls and curved ceilings. It is filled with attendees and a man in a suit is speaking at the front.

The centrepiece of the reimagined and redeveloped Rhodes House is a 280 seat convening hall, with state of the art connectivity and audio-visual capabilties; a home for Scholar events, Rhodes Forums, partner programmes, academic discussions and learning.

Space for Scholars

An image of the Rhodes Roseberry Room, which is a long, wooden structure with a vaulted ceiling, a striped carpet down the middle, and wooden sections on both sides with tables and chairs for study.

Rhodes House is a space for our community. Dedicated library spaces, common rooms, meeting spaces, and access to amazing new facilities ensures our Scholar community in Oxford has space to come together, to study and to organise the many discussions where the magic of the Rhodes Scholarship happens.

Space for Community

An image from the inside of the Rhodes Garden Pavilion. It is a wide room filled with people, with large glass doors and a modern-looking wooden ceiling.

We have reimagined Rhodes House as a place for the University body to use, and a place that will benefit our wider Oxford community. Supporting Scholars and Fellows, while welcoming in the world.

Rhodes House Gardens Overlooking Accomodation Block

Sustainable and Beautiful

Behind the traditional façade of Rhodes House, we have re-engineered the building services to create site low carbon energy through a Combined Heat and Power system, providing 20% of the total energy use.

Ground-coupled geothermal air ducts bring fresh air into the new lower ground floor conference space and foyers and earth-sheltered rooms reduce demands for heating and cooling.

The roofs to the Residential Courtyard, conferencing facilities and new office space are planted with biodiverse species. Bat and bird boxes around the House will encourage a diverse range of wildlife.

Large expanses of the gardens include meadow grasses and flowers creating a beautiful scheme while contributing to the biodiversity improvements.

Sustainable and Beautiful Read more about the history of Rhodes Gardens