Clockwise from top left: (1) Class of 2010, (2) Alumni Weekend discussion of 'The Rhodes Scholarships for the 21st Century', (3) Trinity Singers from Johannesburg at Rhodes House on Alumni Weekend.
Welcoming the Rhodes class of 2010
The Rhodes class of 2010 has been warmly welcomed to Oxford with events at Rhodes House. READ MORE.
Selection committees around the world are beginning to elect the Rhodes class of 2011 and elections will continue until mid-December.
Welcoming back Rhodes Alumni
Over 400 Scholars of all generations recently returned to Rhodes House during the Oxford Alumni Weekend. READ MORE.
Rhodes events included a forum on 'The Rhodes Scholarships for the 21st century', the annual Open House, events honouring the German Scholarships and retiring German national secretary, and the Rhodes class of 1960.
‘Glimpses of Rhodes’ video
Please enjoy an inspiring video by Salih Solomon (South African College School, Newlands & Oriel 2004) which gives glimpses of life in the Rhodes community over the last year. CLICK HERE.
The Warden's Christmas letter will give more news of academic and extra-curricular achievements of Scholars.
Scholars raise funds for Pakistan flood relief and other causes
Rhodes Scholars in Oxford have responded generously to the flooding crisis in Pakistan, swum the English Channel for charity, and much else. Please visit our News pages.
Scholars debate world issues
Rhodes Scholars in Oxford have recently debated environmental issues with global head of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo, ethics and empowerment with Naomi Wolf, leadership skills with Joseph Nye, and Africa’s future with Archbishop Tutu Fellows. Please visit our News pages.
Rhodes Scholars prominent in launching Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford
Scholars have played a prominent role in shaping the Blavatnik School of Government, launched recently in Oxford. READ MORE.
Rhodes House garden wins silver medal
Rhodes House has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 'Oxford in Bloom 2010' competition. READ MORE.
Scholars respond to ‘call to action’ and consultation
Profoundly grateful for ‘the incredible gift' of a Rhodes Scholarship, hundreds of Rhodes Scholars have made or pledged financial support to help secure and improve the Rhodes Scholarships for the future. READ MORE.
Hundreds of Scholars have also contributed to the consultation on ‘The Rhodes Scholarships for the 21st century’, in which all Rhodes Scholars are warmly encouraged to participate.
Governance renewal continues
Following the adoption of governance protocols and the appointment of eight new Rhodes Trustees, the new Trustee committees – on the Rhodes Scholarship, Finance and Investment, Development, and Governance – have commenced operation.
Events in Jamaica
Tuesday, November 16: Rex Nettleford Fellowship and Award Breakfast, Kingston, Jamaica
Tuesday, November 16: Drinks reception with the Warden, Kingsbury, Jamaica
Rhodes dinner in Germany
Friday, November 26: Dinner with the Warden, Munich - to mark the 40th anniversary of the reinstated German Scholarships, to honour Thomas Böcking, National Secretary 1979-2010, and Silvia Böcking, and to welcome Hannes Unberath as National Secretary. READ MORE.
April: Events in India and Pakistan, dates to be confirmed
Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18: Oxford University Alumni Weekend
For information, please visit the Events pages or contact us:
Telephone: UK: +44 (0) 1865 596 135 US: +1 207 608 6098
Recent appointments of Rhodes Scholars
The Rhodes House website now highlights recent appointments of Rhodes Scholars. Please send us news of yours. Some recent appointments are:
MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE (Québec & New College 1980), as President of Rockefeller University, New York, commencing in March 2011.
LILLIAN PIERCE (California & Magdalen 2002), as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford.
ROBERT MCCALLUM (Tennessee & Christ Church 1968) has joined Fulbright & Jaworski in Washington, DC, handling complex commercial litigation and international trade cases.
TONY ABBOTT (New South Wales & Queen's 1981) was re-elected Leader of the Opposition in Australia in September 2010.
MALCOLM TURNBULL (New South Wales & Brasenose 1978), appointed as the Shadow Minister for Communications in Australia in September 2010.
GAMINI PEIRIS (Ceylon & New College 1968), Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka since April 2010.
For more, please visit Recent Appointments.
Recent books by Rhodes Scholars
Speaking Truth to Power, by Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem (Nigeria & St Peter's 1983) is a collection of 'postcards' on African issues and how to eliminate poverty. (Pambazuka Press, 2010).
Something to Declare: A Memoir, by Sir James Gobbo (Victoria & Magdalen 1952) tells how the son of Italian immigrants became a Supreme Court judge and Governor of Victoria. Foreword by Sir Zelman Cowen (Victoria & New College 1941). (Miegunyah Press, 2010).
Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes (Oregon & University 1967) details the harrowing travails of a US Marine company in the Vietnam War. (Grove/Atlantic, 2010).
The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore (Maryland & Wolfson 2001) tells of two boys from similar backgrounds whose decisions lead to radically different outcomes. (Spiegel & Grau, 2010).
Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, by Richard Stengel (New York & Christ Church 1977) distils intimate conversation with Nelson Mandela into 15 essential life lessons. (Virgin Books, 2010).
For more publications, please visit our Books pages.
FRANK HENRY VERHOEK (Wisconsin & Trinity 1933) (12 February 1909 – 7 September 2010)
Professor of Chemistry at Ohio State University, who also consulted for organisations including General Electric Company and the U.S. Naval Weapons Centre. Died aged 101.
JOHN DAVID ALEXANDER CBE (Tennessee & Christ Church 1954) (18 October 1932 - 25 July 2010)
US National Secretary to the Rhodes Trust from 1981 to 1998, President of Pomona College in California, and of Rhodes College in Tennessee. Read more.
JINNY MAY FLETCHER (29 April 1922 - 21 July 2010)
Mrs Fletcher's warm hospitality at Rhodes House from 1980 to 1989 was deeply appreciated by Rhodes Scholars. Read more.
For more, please visit our Deaths pages.
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