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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

Inaugural Schwarzman – Rhodes Symposium
26 October 2018 - 28 October 2018

Inaugural Schwarzman – Rhodes Symposium

The Symposium will be co-hosted and brings together members of the Schwarzman and Rhodes Scholars’ communities to explore the ways in which the public leaders of today and tomorrow exercise values-based leadership. The Symposium will examine the challenges that public leaders face today and will also look to build a vibrant and strong network of Schwarzman Scholars and Rhodes Scholars Alumni from diverse places, perspectives and pursuits.

4th Rhodes Healthcare Forum
09 February 2019 - 10 February 2019

4th Rhodes Healthcare Forum

The world has seen remarkable gains over the last two decades. Polio has been eradicated, child mortality has halved and HIV is becoming a chronic disease. While there is still more to be done, global priorities are now shifting from solely preventing mortality to improving health for all. Acknowledging the complexity of health systems, this year’s conference will bring together clinicians, researchers, and advocacy workers to explore how we can maximise the gains we have made in mortality and optimise health for all.

Education Meet & Mingle: Oxford Day Academy
10 August 2018

Education Meet & Mingle: Oxford Day Academy

Mallory Dwinal (Washington & Brasenose 2009) used her time at Oxford to develop a new model for public high school-- one that replaces traditional teaching with a modified version of the tutorial method. They've just finished their first year of operations and have brought students, staff, parents, and board members to Oxford to deepen their collective understanding of the tutorial method. Come meet their team to learn about 1) the school model and 2) entrepreneurship and innovation in the public education space. More details.

Mandela Day Garden Party
20 July 2018

Mandela Day Garden Party

Mandela Day Garden Party This year we are delighted to welcome all Scholars in Oxford and members of Rhodes Scholars in Britain to attend the garden party celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day. As well as honouring the legacy of South Africa's former President this is also an opportunity for the Oxford community to meet again at Rhodes House over summer drinks and homemade cakes. Please contact rsvp@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk to register your partner. Dress: Smart-casual

Weakly Supervised Machine Learning in Medical Sensing: Integrating Expert Knowledge and Programming with Data
12 July 2018

Weakly Supervised Machine Learning in Medical Sensing: Integrating Expert Knowledge and Programming with Data

One of the most significant roadblocks to using modern machine learning models is collecting hand-labelled training data at the massive scale they require. In real-world settings such as clinical medicine, where domain expertise is needed, and modelling goals change rapidly, hand-labelling training sets are prohibitively slow, expensive, and static. For these reasons, practitioners are increasingly turning to weak supervision techniques wherein noisier, often programmatically-generated labels are used instead.  In this talk, we will discuss recent developments in applying various types of weak supervision to problems in medical imaging and diagnostics, and assess future areas wherein the confluence of inadequate control and massive, unlabeled datasets could lead to new discoveries and reductions to an application. More details.