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40th Anniversary Reunion – Rhodes Class of 1979

Rhodes House, Oxford, 19 – 22 September 2019

We are delighted to invite you and your family to join the 40th Anniversary Reunion of Rhodes Class of 1979 during the University of Oxford Alumni Weekend, 19 -22 September 2018.

Thursday 19 September - Reconnecting

8.00 Registration and Coffee
9.00 - 10.00 Tour of Rhodes House as it is today
10.00 - 10.45 Lecture: Great Britain in 1980 and today
10.45 - 11.30 Walk or taxi to lunch
11.30 - 13.00 Lunch at the Perch
13.30 - 14.00 Taxi back from lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Punt from the Magdalen Bridge, OR architectural tour of Oxford
16.00 - 18.00 Free/tea with old friends
18.00 – 19.15 Welcome drinks reception at Rhodes House
19.15 – 19.30 Taxi or walk to Malmaison Hotel
19.30 - 21.30 Class dinner
21.30-? Architectural tour of historic Oxford public houses

Friday 20 September - Remembering

8.00 - 9.00 Bracing morning walk around Oxford
9.00 - 10.00 In memorium: a nondenominational remembrance of Frank Allen, Dan Case and Elaine Hefty
10.15 - 11.45 Experience of the Character, Service and Leadership Program for current Rhodes Scholars “Relations, Friendships and Mentors
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch, Oxford pub - TBD
14.00 - 16.00 Tour of the Ashmolean OR croquet at Rhodes House
16.15 - 17.15 Conversation with the Warden, Dr. Elizabeth Kiss (Virginia & Balliol 1983)
17.15 - 19.00 Free
19.00 – 22.00 Dinner at Rhodes House for the 40th and 50th Reunion Class with Current Scholars and Rhodes Scholars in Britain Alumni Association, remarks by Dr Elizabeth Kiss and Class Leaders
22.00 - Port and cigars on the patio

Saturday 21 September - The Present and Future

8.00 - 9.30 Bracing morning walk with bird watching.

10.00 - 16.30 Oxford’s “Meeting Minds” programme for the Oxford alumni weekend, which includes lectures, tours and hands-on activities across the city, followed by College dinners in the evening. For more information and to book tickets follow this link.

10.00 - 16.30 Rhodes House All Alumni Informal Garden Party - to include a BBQ buffet and "In Coversation with..." Dr Elizabeth Kiss. A separate crèche will be provided to facilitate Scholars access to attend the academic talks at the University

19.00 - 21.30 Group dinner for those not dining in their College

21.30-? Architectural tour of other historic Oxford public houses

Sunday 22 September - Until Next Time

8.00-9.00 Morning walk

10.00-15.30 Oxford’s “Meeting Minds” program continues

The pub lunches and Saturday dinner are showing as "free" events as these will be pay on the day; the two formal dinners are paid and ordered in advance - the Thursday drinks reception is hosted free of charge by the Trust.

Please register for the events you are attending by Monday 2 September and mention if you have any dietary or access requirements. Guests are very welcome.

Feel free to contact us as well at alumni@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk with queries at any time.

Programme Highlights

A printer friendly version (PDF) version of the timetable can be found here.

Registration details

Please sign up for the event here.

The pub lunches and Saturday dinner are showing as "free" events as these will be pay on the day; the two formal dinners are paid and ordered in advance - the Thursday drinks reception is hosted free of charge by the Trust.

Please register for the events you are attending by Monday 2 September and mention if you have any dietary or access requirements. requirements. Guests are very welcome.

Feel free to contact us as well at alumni@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk with queries at any time.

Refund Policy 

Refunds up to 7 days before event

FAQs

Other information

Accommodation

At Rhodes House we have limited accommodation, but please find all the available options here.

Parking
Rhodes House does not have visitor parking. We recommend using one of the convenient Park & Ride sites.

Accessibility
Rhodes House is fully wheelchair-accessible with a lift allowing access to all of the programmed sessions.

Dress Code
Smart casual / Business casual

Photography
Sessions throughout the weekend may be photographed. Please contact alumni@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk if you do not wish to be photographed.

Contact  
If you have any questions or difficulties booking this event, please contact: alumni@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk