Welcome to this second issue of ‘Rhodes E-news’
There is much going on in the Rhodes community – outstanding current Scholars actively engaged in Oxford, a new class elected for 2010, extensive alumni activity in many countries, and increasing opportunities for all Scholars to participate in shaping the future of the Scholarships and the Trust.
Over recent months, I have had the personal pleasure of meeting with over 500 Rhodes alumni in seven countries – and am looking forward to visiting all Rhodes countries by the end of this year.
I will be back in touch with members of the Rhodes community within the next few weeks about important challenges and opportunities we face. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this update.
With best wishes
Dr Donald Markwell (Queensland & Trinity 1981)
Warden of Rhodes House
In This Issue
Clockwise from top left: (1) Tucker Murphy at Olympics (2) Scholar fundraiser for Haiti (3) Vice-Chancellor at Coming Up Dinner (4) Garikai Nyaruwata with Nelson Mandela
Around 130 current Rhodes Scholars supported a mock 'Rhodes Got Talent' pageant at Rhodes House to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. READ MORE
Tucker Murphy (Bermuda & Merton 2005) joins the list of Rhodes Scholars who have competed in the Olympics. READ MORE
Outstanding young women and men from around the world have been selected for the Rhodes Scholar class of 2010. READ MORE
Over 500 Rhodes alumni have met with the Warden at Rhodes events in seven countries in recent months. READ MORE
Many Rhodes Scholars have responded to the invitation to comment on the proposed Rhodes Trust governance protocols and to submit nominations for further Trustee appointments. READ MORE
Hundreds of Rhodes Scholars around the world have contributed to continuing strategic dialogue about the Scholarships in the 21st century, with further opportunities for discussion planned for 2010. READ MORE
The historic Mandela-Rhodes partnership will be celebrated when Rhodes House hosts the Ninth Meeting of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation Trustees on 19 March. READ MORE
Since commencing as Vice-Chancellor in 2009, Professor Andrew Hamilton has engaged strongly with the Rhodes community and highlighted the special role of the Rhodes Trust at Oxford. READ MORE
The Warden has spoken at Canada’s Trent University on the value today of residential colleges and liberal education. READ MORE
Four British students at Oxford have been awarded scholarships from the Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation (CRSF) to undertake postgraduate study at Canadian universities. READ MORE
- Nelson Mandela, by Elleke Boehmer (South Africa-at-Large & St John's 1985), paints a complex portrait of Mandela that examines his quality of character, his theatrical flair, his ability to absorb transnational influences, his postmodern ease with media image, and his ethical legacy. (Stirling Publishing, New York, 2010).
- Made in Canada: A Businessman's Adventures in Politics, by Alastair Gillespie (British Columbia & Queen's 1947), recounts his experiences in the Trudeau government and outside of politics. (Robin Brass Studio, Canada, 2010).
- British International Thinkers from Hobbes to Namier, by Lisa Hill (Tasmania & University 1985) and Ian Hall, aims to provide new insights into the history of international thought. (Palgrave-Macmillan, Australia, 2010).
- Do More Great Work: Stop the busywork and start the work that matters, by Michael Bungay Stanier (Australia-at-Large & Hertford 1992), provides 15 practical exercises to help readers do more of what matters and less of the things that don't. (Workman Publishing, New York, 2010).
- Joseph Nye (New Jersey & Exeter 1958) and Sylvia Mathews Burwell (West Virginia & Worcester 1987) have contributed chapters to The Global Economic Crisis and Potential Implications for Foreign Policy and National Security, which explores the strategic consequences of the global economic crisis, including its possible impact on foreign policy agendas. (The Aspen Institute, 2009).
More recent books by Scholars
Dr Arthur Hayes, Jr (California & Lincoln 1955) (18 July 1933 – 11 February 2010)
Professor of clinical pharmacology who led the US Food and Drug Administration
Professor Rex Nettleford (Jamaica & Oriel 1957) (3 February 1933 – 2 February 2010)
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and cultural leader in the Caribbean
Dr Charles Elliott (Queensland & Balliol 1948) (10 August 1922 - 2 January 2010)
A dedicated medical practitioner and sportsman
Dr Edwin Busuttil (Malta & Christ Church 1942) (17 September 1923 – 20 December 2009)
Member of the European Commission of Human Rights, Pro-Rector of the University of Malta, and Deputy Leader of Malta's Constitutional Party
Dr Lincoln Gordon (New York & Balliol 1933) (10 September 1913 - 19 December 2009)
Economist, educator, administrator and diplomat
Professor Elizabeth Fallaize (Rhodes Trustee 2006 - 2009) (3 June 1950 - 6 December 2009)
Rhodes Trustee, Professor of French, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Fellow of St John’s College
If you know of other Rhodes Scholars who have died, please contact Holly Sargent.
SUNDAY, 18 APRIL
Rhodes Scholar Breakfast and Forum
University of Oxford 2010 North American Reunion
New York, NY, USA
TUESDAY, 20 APRIL
Rhodes Scholar Dinner with the Warden
FRIDAY, 23 APRIL
Rhodes Scholar Reception with the Warden
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Dinner
Chicago, IL, USA
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, 24-26 SEPTEMBER
University Alumni Weekend in Oxford
- Friday, 24 September - Drinks reception for the 40th anniversary of the reinstatement of the German Scholarships in 1970
- Saturday, 25 September - Luncheon for the 50th anniversary of the Rhodes Class of 1960
- Saturday, 25 September - Forum on ‘The Rhodes Scholarships for the 21st century’
- Sunday, 26 September - Brunch and Open House, Rhodes House
Dates for Rhodes events in southern Africa, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Jamaica, and Barbados will be advised soon
For information, contact: Holly Sargent UK: +44 (0) 1865 596 135 US: +1 207 608 6098
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