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Rhodes Trust Events

All members of the global community including current Scholars in residence, alumni, and partners are welcome to attend events at Rhodes House.

Unless otherwise specified, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. If you are interested in learning more about a specific event at Rhodes House, please contact conferences@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Mindfulness Unpacked with Willem Kuyken
30 October 2017

Mindfulness Unpacked with Willem Kuyken

Mindfulness is a way of experiencing things “as they are,” allowing us to see what is happening more accurately and respond more effectively. Derived from contemplative practices found in many foundational traditions, mindfulness practices provide us with practical tools that can affect the functioning and physical structure of not only the brain, but the entire body. Research continues to offer insight into our extraordinary ability to train - and retrain - the mind.

Strange New Worlds with Ray Jayawardhana
06 November 2017

Strange New Worlds with Ray Jayawardhana

Wired magazine may have put it best: “As astronomers go, RayJay is a rock star.” And for good reason – a graduate of Yale and Harvard, Professor Ray Jayawardhana uses the world’s largest telescopes to explore planets beyond our solar system and prospects for life in the universe. His discoveries have made headlines worldwide, and led to international recognition and accolades. Through engaging writing, frequent media appearances and thought-provoking talks, he shares the adventures of far-flung exploration and brings the science of the cosmos down to earth for a variety of audiences.