Andrew Park (Illinois & Lincoln 2002), guest pianist at Rhodes House during Alumni Weekend.
Chairman and Warden highlight goal of Rhodes Scholarships to promote international co-operation and peace
In responding to warm thanks from the Rhodes community for his leadership, Lord Waldegrave's farewell speeches as Chairman of the Rhodes Trustees have emphasised the important role of the Rhodes Scholarships in promoting international understanding and co-operation, as well as developing leaders - much needed in this time of international uncertainty. READ MORE.
This reflects Cecil Rhodes's aspiration that the Scholarships should help 'render war impossible', which was recently highlighted by the Warden in Ottawa. READ MORE.
'The adventure of a lifetime': welcoming the Rhodes class of 2011
The Rhodes class of 2011 has been warmly welcomed at Rhodes House. READ MORE.
The vibrant life in the Rhodes community in Oxford has again been captured in the 'Glimpses of Rhodes' video.
Recent speakers on leadership at Rhodes House have included Governor Fashola of Lagos State, Nigeria, on leading a 'megacity', and Professor Nan Keohane on the future of women's leadership.
Selection committees around the world are beginning to elect the Rhodes class of 2012.
Rhodes women swim English Channel for Pakistan charity
Six Rhodes women have successfully swum non-stop as a relay team across the English Channel, raising funds for the Acid Survivors Foundation in Pakistan. READ MORE.
Scholars reconnect in Oxford and around the world
Enjoying a 'wonderful reunion', over 300 Scholars from seven decades and many countries returned to Rhodes House during the Oxford University Alumni Weekend in September. READ MORE.
Events included a seminar marking the centenary of E. F. Schumacher (Germany & New College 1930), author of Small is beautiful (1973). READ MORE.
Alumni activities in many Rhodes countries are increasing significantly.
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- The Association of German Rhodes Scholars will meet in Berlin on 25-26 November. Hans-Paul Bürkner (West Germany & St Catherine's 1976) has been elected Chairman.
- The many AARS events include a December dinner in Washington, DC, for US military Scholars, who have been prominent recently - including a TIME magazine cover story on 'the new greatest generation' of young veterans 'redefining leadership at home'. READ MORE.
Vice-Chancellor urges strong support for 'magnificent' Rhodes Scholarships
The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamilton, has urged strong support for the Rhodes Scholarships, to ensure they 'continue to do magnificent things for the world'. READ MORE.
Rhodes Scholars featured prominently in his recent visit, with the Warden of Rhodes House, to Australia and New Zealand. READ MORE.
The Vice-Chancellor's annual Oration has focussed on the importance of research and graduate education, the need for graduate student support (including the Rhodes and other scholarships), and the rise of Chinese and other universities. READ MORE.
Philanthropic momentum for the Scholarships builds
Over 900 donors to support the Rhodes Scholarships - from every decade since the 1930s and every Rhodes country - are warmly thanked in the inaugural Honour Roll of Donors published recently. READ MORE.
The highest participation rate is for the class of 2009 - over 80% - followed closely by the classes of 2002 and 2005.
Dozens of Canadian Rhodes Scholars who have given to support the Scholarships have benefitted from the new tax deductibility granted to the Rhodes Trust in Canada. READ MORE.
Events with the Warden:
Saturday 19 November: Boston, Massachusetts.
Sunday 20 November: New Haven, Connecticut.
Monday 21 November: Princeton, New Jersey.
Monday 21 November: New York, New York.
Monday 5 December, 5 pm: Sir Shridath Ramphal will deliver the inaugural Rex Nettleford Memorial Lecture at Rhodes House.
12-17 December: events with the Warden in India.
Thursday 26 January, 5 pm: Justice Edwin Cameron will deliver the Bram Fischer Memorial Lecture at Rhodes House.
26-31 March: events with the Warden in Pakistan.
Friday 13 April - Sunday 15 April: Oxford North American Reunion in New York, including Rhodes events.
Saturday 28 July: Reception in London for the 2012 Olympics. For details of the many Rhodes Scholar Olympians since 1908, click here.
Friday 14 September - Sunday 16 September: Events at Rhodes House during Oxford University Alumni Weekend, including to mark the 50th anniversary of the class of 1962.
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Recent appointments of Rhodes Scholars
The Rhodes House website's list of recent appointments of Rhodes Scholars reflects the remarkable impact of Scholars, including:
BOBBY JINDAL (Louisiana & New College 1992), re-elected Governor of Louisiana.
GOODWIN LIU (California & Lady Margaret Hall 1991), to the Supreme Court of California.
JOHN McCALL MacBAIN (Québec & Wadham 1980), to the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors at Oxford, and an honorary degree from Brock University in Canada. READ MORE.
NGAIRE WOODS (New Zealand & Balliol 1987), as inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford. READ MORE.
PETER HESSLER (Missouri & Mansfield 1992), awarded the MacArthur Fellowship.
SABIEH ANWAR (Pakistan & University 2001), Research Productivity Award for 2010-11 from the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology.
TREVOR MUNDEL (South Africa-at-Large & Balliol 1984), as President of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
DEBRA SLADE (Prairies & Magdalen 1981), as Director of Spiritual Care at Norwalk Hospital, Connecticut.
SARAH KASS (Illinois & Magdalen 1989), as Chief Programme Officer at Yad Hanadiv.
MAURICE A. JONES (Virginia & St John's 1986), to be Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
ASHTON B. CARTER (Connecticut & St John's 1976), to be US Deputy Secretary of Defense.
MARK MARTINS (Maryland & Balliol 1983), as chief prosecutor, Office of Military Commissions, US Department of Defense; awarded Harvard Law School's Medal of Freedom.
ERICA BORGGREN (Illinois & Oriel 2002), as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
SIMON HOLLINGSWORTH (Tasmania & Exeter 1997), as Chief Executive of the Australian Sports Commission.
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Recent books by Rhodes Scholars
The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, by Nobel laureate Michael Spence (Ontario & Magdalen 1966), considers how developing and developed countries are converging, and the global economy over the next 50 years.
Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson (Louisiana & Pembroke 1974), tells the story of 'a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing'.
The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, co-authored by Clayton M. Christensen (Utah & Queen's 1975), identifies the capabilities of the best innovators.
Getting Zambia to Work, by Chisanga Puta-Chekwe (Zambia & Exeter 1976), examines critical issues in Zambia’s recent history, including dependence on ‘foreign largesse’, and implications for national self-assertion, social self-reliance and sustainable development.
20th Century All-rounder, by Clive Van Ryneveld (Diocesan College, Rondebosch & University 1947), memoirs of an international cricketer and rugby player who helped found South Africa's Progressive Party.
Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats and International Security, by Stewart Patrick (Maryland & St John's 1988), challenges common assumptions on transnational insecurity and the perceived threat posed by failing states.
Betty’s Oxford Short Story, by Cedric Hampson (Queensland & Magdalen 1955) , is a collection of short stories.
Ghost Hands, by Thomas A. Barron (Colorado & Balliol 1974), is a story of bravery which was inspired by a visit to the Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands) in Patagonia.
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PHILLIP HUGHES (Tasmania & Wadham 1947) (12 March 1926 - 12 October 2011)
Leader in mathematics education, teacher training, curriculum design, and educational studies.
ERIC PRABHAKAR (previously Eric Philip) (India & Christ Church 1948) (23 February 1925 - 10 September 2011)
Athlete who represented India at the 1948 Olympics in London. After a business career in India, worked for UNESCO in Paris and as a sports administrator in India.
RICHARD SOMMER (West Virginia & Christ Church 1983) (18 June 1961 - 6 September 2011)
CEO or senior executive of several companies in healthcare, real estate, retail, and finance, whose community service ranged from the Mozart Society in Chicago to AIDS Project Los Angeles.
ERIC ANTHONY ABRAHAMS (Jamaica & St Peter's 1962) (5 May 1940 - 7 August 2011)
The first black TV reporter for the BBC, who became Jamaica's youngest Director of Tourism, later serving as Minister of Tourism and Information.
PAUL-ANDRÉ CRÉPEAU (Québec & University 1950) (20 May 1926 - 6 July 2011)
Taught law at McGill, founded the Québec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law, and led the massive project of modernising the Québec Civil Code.
ARTHUR MOTYER (Bermuda & Christ Church 1945) (15 December 1925 – 23 June 2011)
Dramatist, writer, and academic leader at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick. Posthumously awarded the Bermuda Arts Council 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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