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Rhodes Trust Events

All members of the global community including current Scholars in residence, alumni, and partners are welcome to attend events at Rhodes House.

Unless otherwise specified, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. If you are interested in learning more about a specific event at Rhodes House, please contact conferences@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

4th Rhodes Healthcare Forum
09 February 2019 - 10 February 2019

4th Rhodes Healthcare Forum

The world has seen remarkable gains over the last two decades. Polio has been eradicated, child mortality has halved and HIV is becoming a chronic disease. While there is still more to be done, global priorities are now shifting from solely preventing mortality to improving health for all. Acknowledging the complexity of health systems, this year’s conference will bring together clinicians, researchers, and advocacy workers to explore how we can maximise the gains we have made in mortality and optimise health for all.

Mindfulness Unpacked with Willem Kuyken
30 October 2017

Mindfulness Unpacked with Willem Kuyken

Mindfulness is a way of experiencing things “as they are,” allowing us to see what is happening more accurately and respond more effectively. Derived from contemplative practices found in many foundational traditions, mindfulness practices provide us with practical tools that can affect the functioning and physical structure of not only the brain, but the entire body. Research continues to offer insight into our extraordinary ability to train - and retrain - the mind.

Fireside Chat with Tim Blackman, Vice Chancellor, Middlesex University
26 October 2017

Fireside Chat with Tim Blackman, Vice Chancellor, Middlesex University

Vice Chancellor Tim Blackman has rekindled a debate in UK higher education with a simple question: has academic selectivity in higher education gone to far? In a recent HEPI working paper, Professor Blackman argues that it has. He contends that the UK's deepening divide between "teacing" and "research" universities mirrors and reinforces class divides and inequalities to the detriment of both students and the UK economy.

Documentation & a Vibrant Writing Culture: A Book Launch by Prof. Mutambara
23 October 2017

Documentation & a Vibrant Writing Culture: A Book Launch by Prof. Mutambara

The Importance of Knowledge Production, Documentation and a Vibrant Writing Culture: This book is the first of three volumes in a series that traces the leadership thoughts and philosophical disposition of Professor Arthur G.O. Mutambara, a former Rhodes Scholar, over a period of 35 years, as his generation sought to become the transformation it wished to see in the world. The trilogy constitutes a fascinating intellectual and political journey by the man who would become Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe at the age of 42.