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The Rhodes Scholar Blog features the excellent research and reflections from Rhodes Scholars across the globe. Please note that the contributors' opinions and views are not shared or held by the Rhodes Trust.

Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Professor Dale Abel (Jamaica & Green 1986)
28/04/2022
Alumni Q&A: Professor Dale Abel (Jamaica & Green 1986)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Fadzai Madzingira (Zimbabwe & Lady Margaret Hall 2014)
07/04/2022
Alumni Q&A: Fadzai Madzingira (Zimbabwe & Lady Margaret Hall 2014)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Emma Brunskill (Washington & Magdalen 2001)
07/04/2022
Alumni Q&A: Emma Brunskill (Washington & Magdalen 2001)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Yifan Hou (China & St Hilda's 2018)
30/11/2021
Alumni Q&A: Yifan Hou (China & St Hilda's 2018)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Sagarika Ghose (India & St Antony's 1987)
17/11/2021
Alumni Q&A: Sagarika Ghose (India & St Antony's 1987)
Thumbnail of Climate Leadership Series: Brian O'Callaghan and Malcolm Turnbull
03/11/2021
Climate Leadership Series: Brian O'Callaghan and Malcolm Turnbull
Thumbnail of Climate Leadership Series: Claire Wang, Grace Henry and Katharine Wilkinson
03/11/2021
Climate Leadership Series: Claire Wang, Grace Henry and Katharine Wilkinson
Thumbnail of Climate Leadership Series: Wanjiku Gatheru and Rhiana Gunn-Wright
03/11/2021
Climate Leadership Series: Wanjiku Gatheru and Rhiana Gunn-Wright
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Nikita Kaushal (India & Exeter 2012)
02/11/2021
Alumni Q&A: Nikita Kaushal (India & Exeter 2012)
Thumbnail of Partnership Q&A: Mauro Fernández
01/11/2021
Partnership Q&A: Mauro Fernández
Thumbnail of Partnership Q&A: Jyotirmoy Mandal
01/11/2021
Partnership Q&A: Jyotirmoy Mandal
Thumbnail of Samuel Bailey Black History Month Q&A
22/10/2021
Samuel Bailey Black History Month Q&A
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Mubuso Zamchiya (Zimbabwe & Wadham 1996)
20/10/2021
Alumni Q&A: Mubuso Zamchiya (Zimbabwe & Wadham 1996)
Thumbnail of Dineo Serame (Botswana & Hertford 2019) Black History Month Q&A
18/10/2021
Dineo Serame (Botswana & Hertford 2019) Black History Month Q&A
Thumbnail of Arielle Hudson - Black History Month Scholar Q&A
08/10/2021
Arielle Hudson - Black History Month Scholar Q&A
Thumbnail of Nwangele Chukwuemeka Godwin - Black History Month Scholar Q&A
01/10/2021
Nwangele Chukwuemeka Godwin - Black History Month Scholar Q&A
Thumbnail of Lessons on Allyship with Jean Balchin (New Zealand & Balliol 2018)
07/09/2021
Lessons on Allyship with Jean Balchin (New Zealand & Balliol 2018)
Thumbnail of Rhodes Ahead: A Focus on Disability Leadership - Podcast Transcript
18/08/2021
Rhodes Ahead: A Focus on Disability Leadership - Podcast Transcript
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Dr Anne Makena (Kenya & Somerville 2012)
29/07/2021
Alumni Q&A: Dr Anne Makena (Kenya & Somerville 2012)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Gautam Bhatia (India & Balliol 2011)
29/06/2021
Alumni Q&A: Gautam Bhatia (India & Balliol 2011)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Dr Cristina A. Bejan (North Carolina & Wadham 2004)
24/06/2021
Alumni Q&A: Dr Cristina A. Bejan (North Carolina & Wadham 2004)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Regina Yau (Malaysia & St Hugh's 2001)
10/06/2021
Alumni Q&A: Regina Yau (Malaysia & St Hugh's 2001)
Thumbnail of Africa Day 2021
25/05/2021
Africa Day 2021
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Dr. Tashi Rabgey (Ontario & Magdalen 1992)
05/05/2021
Alumni Q&A: Dr. Tashi Rabgey (Ontario & Magdalen 1992)
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Jory Fleming (South Carolina & Worcester 2017)
20/04/2021
Alumni Q&A: Jory Fleming (South Carolina & Worcester 2017)
Thumbnail of Country-Moving: The Many Journeys of Peter Hessler
16/04/2021
Country-Moving: The Many Journeys of Peter Hessler
Thumbnail of Alumni Q&A: Elleke Boehmer (South Africa-at-Large & St John's 1985)
08/04/2021
Alumni Q&A: Elleke Boehmer (South Africa-at-Large & St John's 1985)
Thumbnail of Choose To Challenge - International Women's Day 2021
04/03/2021
Choose To Challenge - International Women's Day 2021
Thumbnail of Global Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19: Reflections from a Rhodes Discussion Group
09/10/2020
Global Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19: Reflections from a Rhodes Discussion Group
Thumbnail of Researching China: An Interview with Michael Szonyi
22/07/2020
Researching China: An Interview with Michael Szonyi
Thumbnail of Energy, Culture & COVID-19
13/07/2020
Energy, Culture & COVID-19
Thumbnail of The Rhodes Less Travelled
26/05/2020
The Rhodes Less Travelled
Thumbnail of World Poetry Day
21/03/2020
World Poetry Day
Thumbnail of My Journey as a Development Worker
19/03/2020
My Journey as a Development Worker
Thumbnail of Hurricane Dorian
27/02/2020
Hurricane Dorian
Thumbnail of Oxford Accessibility Project launches College Access Guide & Celebrates Establishment of full-time College Access Auditor
13/02/2020
Oxford Accessibility Project launches College Access Guide & Celebrates Establishment of full-time College Access Auditor
Thumbnail of International Day of Women and Girls in Science
11/02/2020
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Thumbnail of Fieldwork in Kilifi County, Kenya – Reflections
31/01/2020
Fieldwork in Kilifi County, Kenya – Reflections
Thumbnail of One Angel: Histories for our Times
27/11/2019
One Angel: Histories for our Times
Thumbnail of Lost in Ethiopia
18/11/2019
Lost in Ethiopia
Thumbnail of The First Wedding at Rhodes House - 16 August 1969
07/11/2019
The First Wedding at Rhodes House - 16 August 1969
Thumbnail of In the Middle of Nowhere
14/10/2019
In the Middle of Nowhere
Thumbnail of Negotiating Climate Science
13/09/2019
Negotiating Climate Science
Thumbnail of A Day in the Life of an Investment Banker
12/08/2019
A Day in the Life of an Investment Banker
Thumbnail of Rhodes Ventures Forum 2019 - A Reflection
10/07/2019
Rhodes Ventures Forum 2019 - A Reflection
Thumbnail of 4 Ways to Innovate: Lessons from the Global Scholars Symposium
12/06/2019
4 Ways to Innovate: Lessons from the Global Scholars Symposium
Thumbnail of The Levelling – What’s Next After Globalisation?
16/05/2019
The Levelling – What’s Next After Globalisation?
Thumbnail of Reflections from the 2019 Scholar Trip to China
08/05/2019
Reflections from the 2019 Scholar Trip to China
Thumbnail of Rhodes Scholar Trip to Palestine 2019: a Feature Length Blog
24/04/2019
Rhodes Scholar Trip to Palestine 2019: a Feature Length Blog
Thumbnail of Economics for a Different Globalisation
15/04/2019
Economics for a Different Globalisation
Thumbnail of Do You Buy Into The ‘Myth’?
02/04/2019
Do You Buy Into The ‘Myth’?
Thumbnail of Reflections On A Job (Hopefully) Well Done
13/03/2019
Reflections On A Job (Hopefully) Well Done
Thumbnail of What Does It Mean to Move Healthcare From Surviving to Thriving, and Are We Even Surviving?
05/03/2019
What Does It Mean to Move Healthcare From Surviving to Thriving, and Are We Even Surviving?
Thumbnail of Dr. Chris Karp Reflection: Utilitarian vs. Equity-Based Approaches to Global Health
01/03/2019
Dr. Chris Karp Reflection: Utilitarian vs. Equity-Based Approaches to Global Health
Thumbnail of New Solutions To Old Problems
22/02/2019
New Solutions To Old Problems
Thumbnail of From a Strong Foundation to a Place Called Home
19/02/2019
From a Strong Foundation to a Place Called Home
Thumbnail of A Sense of Place
30/01/2019
A Sense of Place
Thumbnail of Inaugural Rhodes-Schwarzman Conference on Public Leadership 2018
19/12/2018
Inaugural Rhodes-Schwarzman Conference on Public Leadership 2018
Thumbnail of The Rhodes-Oxford Experience
24/10/2018
The Rhodes-Oxford Experience
Thumbnail of What does it take to be a successful VC? Reflections from my time at Bloomberg Beta
02/10/2018
What does it take to be a successful VC? Reflections from my time at Bloomberg Beta
Thumbnail of Tasilu: Supporting Syrian Refugees in Oxford
20/09/2018
Tasilu: Supporting Syrian Refugees in Oxford
Thumbnail of How To Take Career Risks When The Safe Options Look So Good
26/06/2018
How To Take Career Risks When The Safe Options Look So Good
Thumbnail of On Defining the Next Challenge for Mental Health Strategy: A dialogue with Gregor Henderson
18/05/2018
On Defining the Next Challenge for Mental Health Strategy: A dialogue with Gregor Henderson
Thumbnail of Accessing Accessibility with Jen Howitt Browning
06/03/2018
Accessing Accessibility with Jen Howitt Browning
Thumbnail of Making Decisions: The 2nd Year Scholar Retreat
15/02/2018
Making Decisions: The 2nd Year Scholar Retreat
Thumbnail of Forward together: My experience at the 2017 Rhodes Healthcare Forum
18/12/2017
Forward together: My experience at the 2017 Rhodes Healthcare Forum
Thumbnail of Seeing Diplomacy through Young Eyes: Building Personal Understandings Matter
08/12/2017
Seeing Diplomacy through Young Eyes: Building Personal Understandings Matter
Thumbnail of Don’t Mind the Gap. Fill It.
20/11/2017
Don’t Mind the Gap. Fill It.
Thumbnail of Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors: Women’s Advancement at all Levels
16/11/2017
Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors: Women’s Advancement at all Levels
Thumbnail of Bustling IDEATE weekend successfully launches RI
06/11/2017
Bustling IDEATE weekend successfully launches RI
Thumbnail of On the Student of the Future
01/11/2017
On the Student of the Future
Thumbnail of 40 Years of Rhodes Women: A Reflection
17/10/2017
40 Years of Rhodes Women: A Reflection
Thumbnail of Three Personal Reflections on Leadership from China
19/09/2017
Three Personal Reflections on Leadership from China
Thumbnail of A Reflection on the Rhodes Ventures Forum
04/07/2017
A Reflection on the Rhodes Ventures Forum
Thumbnail of Want to change the world? Consider Baltimore…
28/04/2017
Want to change the world? Consider Baltimore…
Thumbnail of Hope as Plan: On Words, Health Policy, and Making Ideas Matter
21/04/2017
Hope as Plan: On Words, Health Policy, and Making Ideas Matter
Thumbnail of Rhodes LGBTQ Forum 2017: Over the rainbow? LGBTQ in our Changing World
29/03/2017
Rhodes LGBTQ Forum 2017: Over the rainbow? LGBTQ in our Changing World
Thumbnail of Leading Africa in the 21st Century: from the university into the world
27/03/2017
Leading Africa in the 21st Century: from the university into the world
Thumbnail of Mackley: Genetic discrimination — it’s time for Canada to catch up
03/03/2017
Mackley: Genetic discrimination — it’s time for Canada to catch up
Thumbnail of Can Evolution Inform Human Health? Game Theory, Genetic Conflict, and Obesity.
22/02/2017
Can Evolution Inform Human Health? Game Theory, Genetic Conflict, and Obesity.
Thumbnail of Science and Policy – The Example of Anti-Microbial Resistance
16/02/2017
Science and Policy – The Example of Anti-Microbial Resistance
Thumbnail of The Art and Science of Micro-Resilience: How to Achieve Peak Performance Every Day, All Day Long
07/02/2017
The Art and Science of Micro-Resilience: How to Achieve Peak Performance Every Day, All Day Long
Thumbnail of A Home Transforms a Family's Future
23/01/2017
A Home Transforms a Family's Future
Thumbnail of Alan Rusbridger: Where is journalism going?
16/01/2017
Alan Rusbridger: Where is journalism going?
Thumbnail of 1,166 Pieces Of Evidence And No Due Process
12/01/2017
1,166 Pieces Of Evidence And No Due Process
Thumbnail of How Do We Make More Jobs Good Jobs?
06/01/2017
How Do We Make More Jobs Good Jobs?
Thumbnail of Rhodes Must Build
07/12/2016
Rhodes Must Build
Thumbnail of Review of A. Michael Spence Lecture: Growth Patterns in Developed Countries
05/12/2016
Review of A. Michael Spence Lecture: Growth Patterns in Developed Countries
Thumbnail of Rhodes Healthcare Forum 2016: Innovation or Optimisation?
22/11/2016
Rhodes Healthcare Forum 2016: Innovation or Optimisation?
Thumbnail of Review: Senator Pressler at Rhodes House
07/11/2016
Review: Senator Pressler at Rhodes House
Thumbnail of Disheartening Disparities
03/11/2016
Disheartening Disparities
Thumbnail of Farming for the Future: three ways to rethink youth livelihoods in the agriculture sector
31/10/2016
Farming for the Future: three ways to rethink youth livelihoods in the agriculture sector
Thumbnail of Raising the Bar
16/10/2016
Raising the Bar
Thumbnail of Carbon Tax Initiative Looks Like a Nail-Biter
26/09/2016
Carbon Tax Initiative Looks Like a Nail-Biter
Thumbnail of Nature: The heart of young peoples’ well-being in the twenty first century
09/09/2016
Nature: The heart of young peoples’ well-being in the twenty first century
Thumbnail of Prediabetes: The epidemic that never was, and shouldn't be
26/08/2016
Prediabetes: The epidemic that never was, and shouldn't be
Thumbnail of When Women Win, Men Win, Too
08/08/2016
When Women Win, Men Win, Too
Thumbnail of The Rhodes Scholarship as a Collective or Social Good
05/08/2016
The Rhodes Scholarship as a Collective or Social Good
Thumbnail of Overcoming Critical Oppression Via Critical Peace
27/07/2016
Overcoming Critical Oppression Via Critical Peace
Thumbnail of Leveraging STI to Transform Informal Sector Youth Opportunities
07/07/2016
Leveraging STI to Transform Informal Sector Youth Opportunities
Thumbnail of Rhodes Scholars have Impact across the Globe
22/06/2016
Rhodes Scholars have Impact across the Globe
Thumbnail of Effective Leadership in International Organisations
09/06/2016
Effective Leadership in International Organisations
Thumbnail of The Challenge of an Entrepreneurial Narrative to Youth Unemployment in Kenya
27/05/2016
The Challenge of an Entrepreneurial Narrative to Youth Unemployment in Kenya
Thumbnail of Refugees and Migration: Why this isn’t just Europe’s challenge
18/05/2016
Refugees and Migration: Why this isn’t just Europe’s challenge
Thumbnail of An Affront Against All Women
10/05/2016
An Affront Against All Women
Thumbnail of Claiming Space in a Newly-Democratic Myanmar: signs of “change” and places in “transition”
15/04/2016
Claiming Space in a Newly-Democratic Myanmar: signs of “change” and places in “transition”
Thumbnail of Pi Day 2016
08/04/2016
Pi Day 2016
Thumbnail of LGBT Healthcare after Marriage Equality
23/03/2016
LGBT Healthcare after Marriage Equality
Thumbnail of Obama Should Nominate a Woman of Colour to the Bench
01/03/2016
Obama Should Nominate a Woman of Colour to the Bench
Thumbnail of Ramanujan – The Man Who Knew Infinity
23/02/2016
Ramanujan – The Man Who Knew Infinity
Thumbnail of Integrated Systems of Stroke Care: A Team Approach that is Saving Lives
17/02/2016
Integrated Systems of Stroke Care: A Team Approach that is Saving Lives
Thumbnail of If you seize refugees' valuables, you rob them of their dignity
03/02/2016
If you seize refugees' valuables, you rob them of their dignity
Thumbnail of Winning a Rhodes Scholarship as an Underprivileged Minority
18/01/2016
Winning a Rhodes Scholarship as an Underprivileged Minority
Thumbnail of Lucy Sichone: Zambia’s Famous Dissident
05/01/2016
Lucy Sichone: Zambia’s Famous Dissident
Thumbnail of Walking in Fear as a Muslim
21/12/2015
Walking in Fear as a Muslim
Thumbnail of A Lack of Political Leadership Deterred African Countries From Making Substantial Progress on the Health-Related MDGs
18/12/2015
A Lack of Political Leadership Deterred African Countries From Making Substantial Progress on the Health-Related MDGs
Thumbnail of Education, Accessibility, and Lessons from Abroad
09/12/2015
Education, Accessibility, and Lessons from Abroad
Thumbnail of Seeking a Cancer-Free World
07/12/2015
Seeking a Cancer-Free World
Thumbnail of A Community of Commitment
03/12/2015
A Community of Commitment
Thumbnail of Just Say “Yes:” Improv in Oxford
01/12/2015
Just Say “Yes:” Improv in Oxford

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The Rhodes Scholar Blog features the excellent research from our Rhodes Scholars and their insights into important topical issues. If you would like to contribute, please contact sophie.crowe@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk