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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.