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The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust is an educational charity set up by the late Lord Weidenfeld (right) and its chairman André Hoffmann (below).

The Trust provides around thirty graduate scholarships a year for young people from developing and emerging countries to study at Oxford and participate in a specially created Leadership Programme which gives them the tools to return to their countries and make a difference in whichever sphere they can.

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust is the largest philanthropic scholarship supported by the University of Oxford.

The Trust is now permanently established at the University of Oxford thanks to our Endowment. Spearheaded by our Chairman and benefactor André Hoffmann and Trustee and donor Michael Lewis the Endowment ensures the Scholarships Programme in perpetuity. André Hoffmann’s support for the Trust, the largest philanthropic scholarship supported by the University of Oxford, in conjunction with matched funding from the University, has been transformational in strengthening the Trust and the Scholarships and Leadership Programme.

The Trust continues to focus on cultivating future leaders to address current and future global challenges, particularly those relating to emerging and transitional economies.

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Sep.18

Scholars Induction and Robin Hambro Moral Philosophy Seminar

The new cohort of Scholars, along with any continuing Scholars come together in Oxford for…...


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Jun.18

Annual Leadership Forum at Said Business School

2018 Annual Leadership Forum at Said Business School. Park End St , Oxford, England OX1 1HP...

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276 Scholars

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72 Countries

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49 Courses

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11 Years

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Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme2 days ago
29 new Scholars join us today from 21 different countries across the world. They are coming together for the first element of the WHT Scholarships and Leadership Programme: the Moral Philosophy Seminar. This intensive four-day programme of discussions on political and moral philosophy features key texts from Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi and Adam Smith amongst others.
As well as an academic grounding Scholars will get a chance to meet each other, familiarise themselves with Oxford and take part in various social activities. We’ll be updating our social media accounts to keep everyone up to date with the events of the weekend – don’t forget to check back with us to find out how it's going.
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme5 days ago
Not long now until our new cohort join us. We have Scholars joining us from around the world including, for the first time this year, Laos, Guatemala, Venezuela and Ecuador 👋 ️
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme1 week ago
We're so looking forward to welcoming our new cohort soon. We'll have 26 new Scholars from around the world (and three returning Scholars) joining us for our Moral Philosophy Seminar and induction - always an exciting time year!

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Sadly the weather has rained off our trip to Blenheim Palace. We'll have to make do with the wonders of @AshmoleanMuseum instead #rainydays #MPS18 https://t.co/bjoysdV2vL WeidenfeldSchol photo
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We've even got our own film crew in to capture the day - lots of great discussion and debate https://t.co/9PUOwMykek WeidenfeldSchol photo
16 hours ago
Day Two of #MPS focusing on liberty and freedom - readings from Mill, Lenin and Millett https://t.co/ipBUfsSqaV WeidenfeldSchol photo