Rhodes House on the night of a Scholar event.
The Rhodes Scholars-elect of 2011, chosen by selection committees around the world in late 2010, are now being placed in a wide variety of courses and colleges in Oxford, and are preparing to come up in October. READ MORE about the Scholars-elect of 2011.
Scholars have taken part in lively discussions at Rhodes House this term with distinguished speakers on topics as diverse as climate change, Africa’s future, Canadian foreign policy, ambition, and ‘healing through creativity’. READ MORE.
Rhodes Scholars are leading the organisation of the 2011 Global Scholars’ Symposium, a major conference for overseas postgraduate students in Oxford and Cambridge to discuss global challenges. READ MORE.
Rhodes women have been prominent in recent public appointments in the United States - from California to Rhode Island to the White House. READ MORE.
George Bizos - lawyer for Nelson Mandela for over a half a century – has paid a memorable tribute to Bram Fischer (Orange Free State & New College 1931), who defended Mr Mandela and others when on trial for their lives, and who died in imprisonment in 1975. READ MORE.
Speaking recently at Rhodes House, Elias Chipimo, Jr (Zambia & Oriel 1990), a Rhodes Scholar who is running for president of Zambia, outlined a vision for Zambia's future with a strong emphasis on building leadership capacity throughout Africa. READ MORE.
Oxford honours Nancy Kenny, Edwin Cameron, and Charles David
The University of Oxford has honoured Nancy Kenny with an honorary MA, and Sir Anthony Kenny has celebrated his 80th birthday. READ MORE.
Justice Edwin Cameron (South Africa-at-Large & Keble 1976), described by Nelson Mandela as 'one of South Africa's new heroes', is to be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law. READ MORE.
Charles Wendell David (Illinois & Hertford 1908), a medieval scholar and librarian with international impact, was remembered warmly in Oxford recently, with a new Bodleian reading room to be named in his honour. READ MORE.
Annual Giving to support the Rhodes Scholarships is underway in the United States, and will commence in other countries soon. READ MORE.
Kenyan Scholars are fundraising to support the Scholarships and to honour long-time Kenyan Secretary John Silvester (East Africa & Jesus 1953), who died in January. READ MORE.
The Warden will write to all Rhodes Scholars in May with an update on finances and fundraising.
For more information on supporting the Scholarships, click here.
German Rhodes Scholars celebrate achievements
The largest ever gathering of German Rhodes Scholars warmly thanked Thomas Böcking (Germany & University 1970), German national secretary from 1979 to 2010, and Silvia Böcking for outstanding service. READ MORE.
Professor Hannes Unberath (Germany & Worcester 1997) is the new German national secretary. READ MORE.
In other German Rhodes news, December saw the passing of Professor Sir Fritz Caspari (Germany & St John’s 1933), and in March, Professor Peter Eigen gave the German Rhodes Lecture at Rhodes House.
Dame Helen Ghosh elected Trustee, nominations in for Chair
Dame Helen Ghosh, Permanent Secretary at the U.K. Home Office, has been elected a Rhodes Trustee. READ MORE.
Many nominations have been received to succeed Lord Waldegrave, who retires late in 2011, as Chair of the Rhodes Trustees. The new Chair should be selected and announced in late June. READ MORE.
Friday, April 1: Rhodes Breakfast hosted by the Warden and the Vice-Chancellor, Vancouver, Canada. To RSVP, please click here.
Tuesday, April 26: Rhodes lunch in Singapore.
Wednesday, May 4: Reception to honour Justice Edwin Cameron (South Africa-at-Large & Keble 1976), Johannesburg, South Africa. To RSVP, please contact Annette Gibson.
August: Events in Australia, New Zealand, India and Pakistan - dates to be confirmed.
Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18: University of Oxford Alumni Weekend with events at Rhodes House including:
• Friday 16 September - lecture to mark the centenary of E F Schumacher (Germany & New College 1930)
• Friday 16 September - reception to honour Lord Waldegrave on his retirement as Chair of the Rhodes Trustees
• Saturday 17 September - lunch to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rhodes Class of 1961
• Saturday 17 September - forum on 'The Rhodes Scholarships for the 21st century'
• Sunday 18 September - Brunch and Open House
For information, please visit the Events pages or contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 270905
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:
ROBERT S. HARRISON (New Jersey & St John's 1976), as Chair of the Cornell University Board of Trustees.
MICHELLE GAVIN (Arizona & Lincoln 1996), to be the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana.
DANIEL ESTY (Massachusetts & Balliol 1981), to be head of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
CAROLYN EVANS (Victoria & Exeter 1995), as Dean of the University of Melbourne Law School.
JIM COOPER (Tennessee & Oriel 1975), JIM HIMES (New Jersey & St Edmund Hall 1988), and DAVID VITTER (Louisiana & Magdalen 1983) were re-elected to the U.S. Congress.
JOHN McCALL MacBAIN (Quebec & Wadham 1980), awarded an honorary doctorate by Dalhousie University.
BEN SHERWOOD (California & Magdalen 1986), as President of ABC News in the US.
For more, please visit Recent appointments.
The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line, by Nanette Fondas (West Virginia & Brasenose 1981), describes innovative workplaces and how they can help solve the work-family-life puzzle.
Misadventures of a COPE Volunteer: My Crash Course in Politics, by Michiel Le Roux (Paul Roos Gymnasium & St Hugh's 2006), recounts humorous experiences after he resigned from his job to form a political party six months before a South African election.
The Future of Power, by Joseph Nye (New Jersey & Exeter 1958), examines the changing nature of power, and how this impacts America's role in the world.
Exporting Democracy: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing a Good Idea, by Bob Rae (Ontario & Balliol 1969), discusses the difficulties of seeking to implant democracy in foreign countries.
Mighty Judgment: How the Supreme Court of Canada Runs Your Life, by Philip Slayton (Manitoba & Exeter 1965), reveals surprising ways in which the Supreme Court determines the future of Canadians.
Nowhere to Turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa, co-edited by Ryan Thoreson (North Dakota & Hertford 2007), reflects on the intimidation of LGBT people in certain African societies.
Two books in tribute to Rex Nettleford (Jamaica & Oriel 1957) were launched in February, marking the anniversary of his death - From the Heart: Eulogies by Rex Nettleford and Jamaica Mahogany: Tributes to Rex Nettleford.
For more publications, please visit our Books pages.
MICHAEL HOWARTH (Ontario & Queen's 1949) (26 August 1918 - 7 March 2011)
Assistant/Acting Secretary to the Rhodes Trust in Canada, 1957-65. Leader in Canadian Association of Rhodes Scholars and Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation over many years.
REYNOLDS PRICE (North Carolina & Merton 1955) (1 February 1933 - 20 January 2011)
Acclaimed novelist who wrote about ordinary people from North Carolina, and about his experiences as a paraplegic, and who taught writing and the poetry of Milton for over 50 years at Duke University.
RALPH CARNEGIE (Jamaica & Jesus 1960) (11 June 1936 – 7 January 2011)
Founding professor of law and academic leader at the University of West Indies (Cave Hill) from 1970, who served on constitutional review commissions in various Caribbean countries.
For more, please visit our Deaths pages.
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