The Rhodes Scholars-elect of 2012
Congratulations to the Rhodes class of 2012
The Rhodes class of 2012, elected around the world in late 2011, includes a majority of women and three Mandela Rhodes Scholars. Meet the class of 2012.
Many Rhodes Scholars applied because someone suggested it to them. If you know outstanding young people of Rhodes potential, why not encourage them to consider applying? READ MORE.
Seeking solutions in an uncertain world
At an unusually uncertain time in economic and international affairs, Rhodes Scholars are naturally engaged to seek solutions. Examples include:
Rhodes community mourns Dr David Hatendi, Zimbabwean National Secretary to the Rhodes Trust
The Rhodes community is shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden death of Dr David Hatendi (Rhodesia & University College 1977), whose funeral was held in Zimbabwe today. READ MORE.
The Cape Town-Oxford swap
As the Trustees of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation arrive in Oxford today for their annual meeting, 18 current Scholars are heading to South Africa for a tour including meetings with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and with Mandela Rhodes Scholars. READ MORE.
Recent months have seen a visit from the Jamaican High Commissioner; the Rex Nettleford Memorial Lecture by Sir Shridath Ramphal, urging greater Caribbean unity; Ronald Thwaites appointed Minister for Education in Jamaica; and the passing of former Jamaican Foreign Minister Dudley Thompson highlighting Scholars' roles in Caribbean and pan-African affairs.
Dr John Hood commences as Chair of Trustees
Dr John Hood (New Zealand & Worcester 1976), former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford and Auckland Universities, has succeeded Lord Waldegrave as Chair of the Rhodes Trustees. READ MORE.
Supporting the Scholarships - Annual Giving and tax deductibility
The approval by the Australian Parliament of tax deductibility for gifts to support the Rhodes Scholarships means such gifts are now tax deductible in Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. READ MORE.
This year's Annual Giving to support the Rhodes Scholarships runs until 30 June 2012. Have you given yet?
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'I cannot thank you enough' - Scholar donation funds research across the globe
The generosity of a Rhodes alumnus is supporting 29 Scholars with research and travel grants. Project areas include condensed matter physics, engineering, musicology, oriental studies, global health science - and many others. READ MORE.
Highlighting impact, Eastman Professorship, Rhodes Fellows, Mandela Rhodes, and ARSA Scholarship
With the continuous refreshing of the Rhodes House website, new pages highlight the impact of Rhodes Scholars since 1903, the Eastman Professorship, Rhodes Visiting Fellows, Mandela Rhodes Scholars who have been elected as Rhodes Scholars, and the ARSA (Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia) Scholarship. READ MORE.
All members of the global Rhodes community, including partners, are warmly invited to join the Warden at these events:
In India (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register):
- Tuesday 20 March: Mumbai Reception, 6-8 pm.
- Thursday 22 March: New Delhi Lunch, 12-2 pm.
- Saturday 24 March: Bangalore Lunch, 12-2 pm.
In Pakistan (Please contact email@example.com to register):
- Tuesday 27 March: Islamabad Dinner and Reception, 6-9 pm.
- Saturday 31 March: Lahore Lunch, 12-2 pm.
In Kuala Lumpur (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register):
- Tuesday 3 April: details to be confirmed.
Friday 13 April - Sunday 15 April: Oxford North American Reunion in New York, including Rhodes events:
- Friday 13 April: Drinks with the Warden co-hosted by AARS, 10 pm - midnight. RSVP here.
- Saturday 14 April: LGBT Rhodes Scholars Drinks, 9 pm onwards. Please contact Andrew Park (Illinois & Lincoln 2002) here.
- Sunday 15 April: Rhodes Scholars Brunch and forum on 'The Rhodes Scholarships for the 21st century', 9-11 am. RSVP here.
Saturday 28 July: Reception in London for the 2012 Olympics, 6-8 pm.
A list of Rhodes Scholars who have competed in the Olympics since 1908 can be found here.
Friday 14 September - Sunday 16 September: Events at Rhodes House during the Oxford University Alumni Weekend, including for the 50th anniversary of the Rhodes class of 1962.
For more information, please visit the Events pages or contact us:
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Recent appointments of Rhodes Scholars
SIR DAVID SKEGG (New Zealand & Balliol 1972), President of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
GRANT DONALDSON (Western Australia & Balliol 1985), Solicitor General for Western Australia.
BRAD CARSON (Oklahoma & Trinity 1989), General Counsel of the Army, U.S. Department of Defense.
PATRICK COVENEY (Ireland & New College 1992), President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
VIR CHAUHAN (India & St Catherine's 1974), awarded a Padma Shri for distinguished service in science and engineering.
REMZI CEJ (Newfoundland & St Antony's 2008), chair of the Human Rights Commission in Newfoundland.
JOHN NAGL (Nebraska & St John's 1988), the first Minerva Research Fellow at the U.S. Naval Academy.
SIMON CHESTERMAN (Australia-at-Large & Magdalen 1997), Dean of the Law School at the National University of Singapore.
JANE HARDING (New Zealand & Brasenose 1978), Distinguished Professor in the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland.
JOHN ETTINGER (New York & Merton 1973), CEO of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
ANITA MEHTA (India & St Catherine's 1978), Science Ambassador for the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.
RALPH KING (Victoria & Merton 1982), Australian Ambassador to Egypt.
STROBE TALBOTT (Ohio & Magdalen 1968) (chair) and RACHEL KLEINFELD (Alaska & St Antony's 2000) to the new Foreign Affairs Advisory Board for the U.S. State Department.
MARNIE HUGHES-WARRINGTON (Tasmania & Merton 1992), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the Australian National University.
DAVID MORGAN (Newfoundland & Oriel 1950), awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by Memorial University, Canada.
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Recent books by Rhodes Scholars
Back to work: why we need smart government for a strong economy, by Bill Clinton (Arkansas & University 1968), discusses challenges facing the U.S. today and argues why government matters, with a strategy to get the U.S. 'back in the future business'.
While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era, by Russ Feingold (Wisconsin & Magdalen 1975), outlines how oversimplification of complex new problems and exploitation of fears have undermined America's ability to adjust to its new place in the world.
India Becoming, by Akash Kapur (Minnesota & Nuffield 1999), portrays life in modern India.
Reframe: How to solve the world's trickiest problems, by Eric Knight (Australia-at-Large & Magdalen 2007), suggests new perspectives on issues including terrorism, global warming, and high finance.
Imagine: How creativity works, by Jonah Lehrer (New York & Wolfson 2003), shows that creativity is not a single 'gift' possessed by a few but results from distinct thought processes.
What It Is Like to Go to War, by Karl Marlantes (Oregon & University 1967), examines in a deeply personal way the experience and ordeal of combat.
End Malaria, by Michael Bungay Stanier (Australia-at-Large & Hertford 1992), has over 60 business thought leaders writing about focus, courage and resilience.
For more publications, visit our Books pages.
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DAVID HATENDI (Rhodesia & University College 1977) (22 May 1953 - 12 March 2012)
SHERRY PINNEY (d. 3 March 2012) Assistant to Professor David Alexander as American Secretary to the Rhodes Trust (1981-98)
STEVEN M. UMIN (New York & Magdalen 1959) (28 January 1939 – 19 February 2012)
NATHANIEL BLUMBERG (Colorado & Brasenose 1948) (8 April 1922 - 14 February 2012)
HARRY KING (South African College School, Newlands & Queen's 1960) (21 February 1939 - 12 February 2012)
FRANCIS PATRICK DONOVAN (Queensland & Magdalen 1946) (1 February 1922 – 3 February 2012)
DUDLEY THOMPSON (Jamaica & Merton 1947) (19 January 1917 - 20 January 2012)
DAVID HANNAY SAMPSON (St Andrew's College, Grahamstown & Trinity 1940) (24 May 1921 – 25 December 2011)
REVD MICHAEL DE LISLE (Diocesan College, Rondebosch & Trinity 1946) (30 January 1921 - 9 December 2011)
SIR ZELMAN COWEN (Victoria & New College 1941) (7 October 1919 - 8 December 2011)
WILLIAM LEO ZELTONOGA (California & St Edmund Hall 1962) (13 May 1941 – 4 December 2011)
For more on these and others who have passed away, please visit our Deaths pages.
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