New Rhodes Scholars from the many Rhodes constituencies have been warmly welcomed to Oxford in recent days. Activities organised for the Rhodes class of 2016 have included 'Welcome Day' events today, a day trip to Windsor tomorrow, and college tours, meals and many other social activities. Warm thanks go to the many Rhodes Scholars in earlier years who were part of the Welcome Team and who made the week such a success. Read the short biographies about the Class of 2016 < link to class of 2016 list page> which includes the first four Rhodes Scholars selected from China.
The Welcome Day activities on Saturday, 1 October, included information about the many Rhodes groups, the class photo, the annual auction on behalf of the Rhodes Scholars Southern Africa Forum (RSSAF), and a 'Meet and Mingle' party. In welcoming the Rhodes Class of 2016, Charles Conn, the Warden of Rhodes House, spoke about letting Oxford surprise them, the type of study the University encourages, the sense of belonging to the global Scholar community, the Rhodes focus on leadership and service, and offered some tips for the first term. Scholars met with others from around the world and from different years to form 'family groups'.