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Rhodes Trust Events

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

Summer BBQ and RSAF Recital
24 May 2019

Summer BBQ and RSAF Recital

The RSAF Recital (with preceding BBQ) is an annual event in which Rhodes Scholars unveil their talents in various performances and acts. It serves as a fundraiser for RSAF, an organization that provides twice annual grants to social enterprises and non-profits serving communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Join us to see a hip-hop dance, an mbira rendition (the mbira is a traditional handheld instrument in the African lamellophone family) and many more exciting acts from members of our community. You will also learn more about RSAF, its mission, and the organisations who have been awarded grants in the past year.

Ramadan Iftar hosted by Hassaan Shahawy (California & Pembroke 2016)
17 May 2019

Ramadan Iftar hosted by Hassaan Shahawy (California & Pembroke 2016)

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Ramadan during the 2nd Ramadan Iftar at Rhodes House! Ramadan is a month of the Muslim calendar in which Muslims fast from food and water from sunrise to sunset. It is an exercise in self-control, gratitude, and empathy with those who go hungry every day. At sunset, friends and family gather to break their fast in a shared meal called iftar. The meals are a lively occasion to celebrate the blessings of food, family, and community.

What We Witnessed: Debrief of 2019 Eden Palestine Trip
16 May 2019

What We Witnessed: Debrief of 2019 Eden Palestine Trip

A trip to Palestine in March this year was enlightening and unsettling for those of us who got to visit the region as Eden Fellows. Scholars witnessed the realities of living under occupation, the strategies that Palestinians use to resist it, and the cost of the continued apathy of much of the rest of the world. Please join us as we share our experiences with others who were not on the trip, so that together we can build a community which is fighting the right fight.. Hosted by Calvin Runnels (Georgia & Balliol 2018)

Scholar Workshop: 'Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything' with Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983)
15 May 2019

Scholar Workshop: 'Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything' with Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983)

Join Charles Conn (Massachusetts & Balliol 1983 and Rhodes House Warden 2013-2018) for the launch of his new book + Scholar talk on the topic. Charles Conn (with Rob McLean) wrote the recently released book on this topic, Bulletproof Problem Solving: the only Skill you Really Need (Wiley 2019), after years of experience at McKinsey, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (environment) and the Rhodes Trust. Charles is now the CEO of Oxford Sciences Innovation, the venture firm set up in partnership with Oxford University.