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Rhodes House, reimagined for today

Rhodes House has been restored, reimagined and reinvented as a meeting place for Rhodes Scholars, Fellows and friends of the Rhodes community in Oxford and around the world.

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. 

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How will Rhodes House become a more open space?

Flowers Overlook The Rhodes Residential Courtyard
  1. Accessibility: Throughout the House and gardens with additional lifts and ramps 
  2. Archaeology: Making the Civil War Rampart in the garden a special feature and explaining its context with additional interpretation material
  3. Public access: Greater transparency and access to visitors, regular open days to include tours of the building and explanation of its architecture and the work of the Trust
  4. Public engagement: Exhibits that critically engage contested legacies, facilitate debate and dialogue about them, and raise challenging questions about how we heal, reconcile and overcome the inequities of the past.
  5. Open garden events: Guided tours throughout the spring and summer providing information on the landscape architecture, biodiversity and planting
  6. Arts programmes: An annual cycle of temporary exhibitions open to the public
  7. Local Community access: Actively encourage community engagement through internships, apprenticeships and the use of Rhodes House facilities.