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15 September 2017 - 17 September 2017

40th Anniversary of Rhodes Women

  • Rhodes House
  • 9:00am - 11:00pm
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2017 is a year of celebration. We are highlighting the wonderful achievements of Rhodes Women around the world through a series of events, including at a weekend at Rhodes House in September. We hope to have female Scholars from all years since 1977 and from all Rhodes constituencies.

Programme Highlights

Programme Highlights:

  • Inspiring speakers
  • Opportunities to connect with classmates and current Scholars
  • Empower through sharing experiences and stories
  • Stand up for women's causes from around the world
  • Give back to the community
  • Engage in mentorship
  • Explore the passion projects and creativity of Rhodes women
  • Discussions from women in cutting edge sectors

Would you like to be considered for a talk or panel discussion at the event? Please email with a short description of what your proposed topic would be or what area of expertise you would bring to a discussion. Creative ideas are encouraged!

Regardless of whether or not you can attend the September event, we encourage all Rhodes women to:

  1. Engage with #40YearsRhodesWomen on social media.
  2. Email a photograph of yourself and a short recollection from your time as a Scholar or subsequent life to
  3. Join the Rhodes Scholar Network discussion group called ‘Rhodes Women Group’ and connect to Scholars around the world.

Registration details

Scholar Tickets

Rhodes Scholar 1977-2009 ticket
Early bird rate before 15 May: £155
Normal registration rate after 1 May: £195

Rhodes Scholar 2010-2016 ticket
Early bird rate before 15 May: £40
Normal registration rate after 1 May: £50

Guest Tickets*

Guest of Scholars 1977-2009 early bird rate: £115
Guest of Scholars 1977-2009 normal registration rate: £155

Guests of Scholars 2010-2016 early bird rate: £30
Guest of Scholars 2010-2016 normal registration rate: £40

Please note that registration and informal welcome events will start on Thursday 14 September, with the formal programme starting on 15 September.

*Guest is an adult aged 18 or over acompanying the Scholar to the event, who will have full access to meals and social functions but access only to plenaries and selected panels of the official programme.

Register through Eventbrite.
A small registration fee will apply. Book early to avoid disappointment, registration closes on 1 September or when all places have been filled.

We would like to initiate a fund to assist a number of Scholars in financing their trip to Oxford for this weekend. If you are interested in contributing to this purpose, please e-mail Based on the amount made available to the community, the 40 Years of Rhodes Women Committee will assign an amount to those Scholars who apply for assistance to attend the celebrations. Please note that the number of cases we will be able to support will depend on the total raised.

Other information


Delegates are responsible for organising their own accommodation, and we would encourage you to do so early since this event is occurring during the University of Oxford Alumni weekend. A list of Oxford hotels can be found here.

If you have any questions or difficulties booking this event, please contact: