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Events at Rhodes House

Events taking place at Rhodes House, Oxford. Current Scholars and Alumni very welcome to attend.

3rd Annual Rhodes Ventures Forum
22 June 2019 - 23 June 2019

3rd Annual Rhodes Ventures Forum

This year’s edition will focus on the diverse pathways of developing modern ventures, and examine the roles of academic and research institutions in enabling ventures to thrive. We shall reflect on the frameworks needed to transform ideas into tangible action, and take a glimpse beneath the surface to unpack the support systems that feed venture success. The organisers believe entrepreneurship has a key role to play in contending with a world undergoing technological transformation in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution. The forum will present the space for trans-disciplinary delegates and speakers to engage on this topic in interactive dialogue, venture showcases, as well as networking and mentorship sessions. Places still available for sign up till 15th May!

Addressing Civic Despair: Leadership in Tough Times with Russ Feingold (Wisconsin & Magdalen 1975)
12 June 2019

Addressing Civic Despair: Leadership in Tough Times with Russ Feingold (Wisconsin & Magdalen 1975)

In the last couple of years, we have experienced what feels to many like a cataclysmic attack on the institutions and values that are the foundation of freedom, human rights, and the rule of law. The time is now for young leaders to strategize and act to counter the rise of authoritarianism and extreme nationalism whether in the United States, Brazil, Hungary, Tanzania, the Philippines and beyond. Sign up is open till the 11th June.

There Are No Dumb Questions: Divestment from Colonialism, Then and Now
10 June 2019

There Are No Dumb Questions: Divestment from Colonialism, Then and Now

Our generation views the world at a crisis point, driven by an extraction form of global capitalism that has expropriated land and labour from expendable populations in order to power its own wealth accumulation. The Rhodes community has a special relationship to this colonial legacy. Come hear from various speakers as they discuss calls to divest from today’s neocolonial projects — including the fossil fuel industry, the Israeli state’s occupation of Palestine, and the prison-industrial complex in Britain and abroad.