Evening barbecue at Rhodes House, June 2011
Do you know a future Rhodes Scholar?
Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2012 are now opening, and we hope you will encourage young people of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service to apply. READ MORE
All members of the Rhodes class of 2011 have now been placed in courses and colleges in Oxford, and we are preparing to welcome them in October. READ MORE
Dr John Hood appointed Chair of Rhodes Trustees
The Rhodes Trustees have unanimously elected Dr John Hood (New Zealand & Worcester 1976) to succeed Lord Waldegrave as Chair of the Rhodes Trustees from December 2011. READ MORE
'Bob the Rebuilder' among Scholars in elective office globally
Bob Rae (Ontario & Balliol 1969) - dubbed 'Bob the Rebuilder' - has been elected leader of the Liberal Party in Canada, and Delroy Chuck (Jamaica & St Catherine's 1973) has become Minister of Justice in Jamaica - joining many other Scholars in high political office around the world. READ MORE
Siddhartha Mukherjee wins Pulitzer Prize for 'biography of cancer'
Siddhartha Mukherjee (India & Magdalen 1993) has joined at least fifteen other Rhodes Scholars who have previously been awarded a Pulitzer Prize. READ MORE
A lively term at Rhodes House - leadership, globalisation, free speech, and social impact from Addis Ababa to op-ed articles
Rhodes House this term has seen Scholars vigorously debate topics from globalisation to free speech under the US constitution (click here), and discuss how to have a social impact from Africa to Oxford to the op-ed pages of newspapers (click here).
This year's Global Scholars Symposium at Rhodes House saw 150 overseas postgraduate students analyse global problems from climate change to humanitarian intervention. READ MORE
Many current Scholars attended Oxford's 2011 Encaenia to witness an honorary degree for Justice Edwin Cameron (South Africa-at-Large & Keble 1976) and a major prize in Philosophy for Ben Eidelson (Connecticut & Oriel 2008). READ MORE
Governor-General celebrates Australian Rhodes Scholars
The Governor-General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, recently visited Rhodes House, where she spoke warmly of the contribution of Australian Rhodes Scholars. READ MORE
Ms Bryce also welcomed over 40 students in Oxford this term from earthquake-hit Christchurch, New Zealand, who have been frequent visitors to Rhodes House. READ MORE
Nobel laureate F W de Klerk on leadership in South Africa's transition
The former President of South Africa, who shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, spoke at Rhodes House about the lessons for leadership evident in the transition of South Africa from apartheid to democracy. READ MORE
Celebrating Senator J. William Fulbright, and 50 years of Eastman House
J. William Fulbright (Arkansas & Pembroke 1925) was remembered in Oxford with the inaugural Fulbright Memorial Lecture on International Relations given by Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton. READ MORE
Scholars have celebrated the 50th anniversary of Eastman House, the Oxford home of the Eastman Professor - a distinguished American scholar brought to Oxford each year. READ MORE
See you in September?
You are warmly invited to events at Rhodes House over the Oxford Alumni Weekend (16-18 September), which last year attracted over 400 Rhodes Scholars from seven decades and many countries. For more information, please click here.
During the Alumni Weekend, Lord Waldegrave (Chairman of the Rhodes Trustees), Thomas Bӧcking (Germany & University 1970), and Peter S. Paine Jr (New York & Christ Church 1957) will be recognised as 'Distinguished Friends of Oxford'. READ MORE
Over 600 Scholars to join our inaugural Honour Roll of Donors
More than 600 Rhodes Scholars have already donated generously to help secure and improve the Scholarships for the future. Their names, and those of any other donors up to 15 July, will appear on the inaugural Honour Roll of Donors being published in September. READ MORE
Click here to support the Scholarships. Please give generously today.
July-August: Rhodes gatherings hosted by the Warden in Australia, New Zealand, and India - details to be confirmed.
- Wednesday 27 July: Canberra
- Thursday 28 July: Melbourne
- Tuesday 2 August: Sydney
- Thursday 4 August: Christchurch
- Friday 5 August: Wellington
- Saturday 6 August: Auckland
- Tuesday 16 August: Perth
- 19-29 August: Events in India, details to be confirmed
Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18: University of Oxford Alumni Weekend, including events at Rhodes House:
- Friday 16 September: seminar to mark the centenary of E F Schumacher (Germany & New College 1930) (to be confirmed)
- Saturday 17 September, 12:30 for 1 pm: lunch to mark the 50th anniversary of coming up for the Rhodes Class of 1961
- Saturday 17 September, 3 - 4:30 pm: forum on 'The Rhodes Scholarships for the 21st century'
- Saturday 17 September, 4.30 - 6 pm: reception in honour of Lord Waldegrave, on his retirement as Chair of the Rhodes Trustees
- Sunday 18 September, 11 am - 3 pm: Brunch and Open House
For information, please visit the Events pages or contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 270905
Recent appointments of Rhodes Scholars
The Rhodes House website's list of recent appointments of Rhodes Scholars reflects the remarkable impact of Scholars. Please send us your news. Recent appointments include:
MICHAEL A. McFAUL (Montana & St John's 1986), to be nominated by President Obama as U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
MARSTON GIBSON (Commonwealth Caribbean & Keble 1977), as Chief Justice of Barbados.
MAURA ABELN SMITH (New York & Lady Margaret Hall 1977), as executive vice president of government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary at PepsiCo.
TRACY ROBINSON (Jamaica & Balliol 1992), to serve on the Inter American Commission on Human Rights.
VIVIAN S. LEE (Oklahoma & Balliol 1986), as Senior Vice-President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah.
JAMES EDELMAN (Western Australia & Magdalen 1998), to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
STEPHEN C. FERRUOLO (Rhode Island & St John's 1971), as Dean of the University of San Diego School of Law.
SANDRA FREDMAN (South Africa-at-Large & Wadham 1979), as Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States at Oxford.
JAMES BELICH (New Zealand & Nuffield 1978), as Beit Professor of Commonwealth and Imperial History at Oxford.
SUSAN BILLINGTON HARPER (Maryland/DC & Balliol 1981), as Provost of Westmont College.
JULIAN HARRIS (Georgia & Balliol 2000), as Director of the Office of Medicaid in Massachusetts.
For more, please visit Recent appointments.
Recent books by Rhodes Scholars
One Nation Under Surveillance, by Simon Chesterman (Australia-at-Large & Magdalen 1997), considers limits on government spying on citizens in the name of national security.
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene (New York & Magdalen 1984), considers such questions as 'is ours the only universe?'.
The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, The Making of a Navy SEAL, by Eric Greitens (Missouri & Lady Margaret Hall 1996), discusses his personal journey and service.
Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory, by Peter Hessler (Missouri & Mansfield 1992), concludes his award-winning China trilogy, addressing the human side of China's economic revolution.
True Warriors, by Ken N. Kamoche (Kenya & St Catherine's 1988), is a fictional story about a man from a clan of freedom fighters in Kenya.
Mervyn Morris Reading from his Poems, by Mervyn Morris (Jamaica & St Edmund Hall 1958), is an audio collection by 'one of the most resourceful and ... brilliant Caribbean poets'.
Writings on War, by Carl Schmitt, translated and edited by Timothy Nunan (New Jersey & Corpus Christi 2009), presents Schmitt's most important writings on the international crisis, 1937-45.
Dilemmas and Connections, by Charles Taylor (Quebec & Balliol 1952), considers issues of faith, irrationality and violence, nationalism, and modernity.
For more publications, please visit our Books pages.
GERALD M. MEIER (Oregon & University 1948) (9 February 1923 - 21 June 2011)
Development economist who taught at Wesleyan and Stanford - a prolific author on international development, trade, and monetary affairs, and World Bank consultant.
DAVID EADIE (Diocesan College, Rondebosch & St Edmund Hall 1997) (2 January 1975 - 7 May 2011)
Played for Oxford against Cambridge in hockey (captain) and cricket, and worked as a management consultant in South Africa, and with The Answer Series.
MIRYANA NESIC (Queensland & Magdalen 1993) (10 November 1968 - 17 April 2011)
A lawyer, author, and mediation trainer who helped introduce legal reforms embracing Alternative Dispute Resolution.
ALLAN BLAKENEY (Nova Scotia & Queen's 1947) (7 September 1925 - 16 April 2011)
NDP Minister for Education, Treasurer, and Minister for Public Health in Saskatchewan in the 1960s, and Premier from 1971 to 1982.
DENIS MCLEAN (New Zealand & University 1954) (18 August 1930 – 30 March 2011)
New Zealand's Deputy High Commissioner in London (1972-77), Secretary of Defence (1979-88), and Ambassador to the United States (1991-94).
For more, please visit our Deaths pages.
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