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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Battle of Ideas: Satellite event

The Battle of Ideas (BOI) is an annual debating festival held at the Barbican, in London, with more than 450 speakers and 100 debating over the course of two days. The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann  scholars have organised
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Symposium: Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability Studies 2019

Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability Studies 2019 with Professor Pamela Matson, Stanford University David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Cambridge, CB2 3Q Symposium to discuss Professor Matson’s work, and some of the issues that she will have raised during
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Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme11 months ago
Last week, we had the Blavatnik Practical Skills Training Seminar at Cumberland Lodge.

Read more about the time our Scholars had at: http://whtrust.org/scholars-projects-and-research/twas-the-last-day-at-cumberland/


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Since 2007 we have supported 25 DPhil scholars from 18 countries @UniofOxford using their research to make a difference in fields of human rights, health, development, social policy and science and technology @OxfordGradStudy #globalscholarship #leadership #oxford #dphilcentenary https://t.co/RoJnINVeCW
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We're celebrating 100 years of the DPhil! Oxford was the first university in the UK to introduce a doctoral degree. 100 years after the first DPhil thesis was submitted, we celebrate the achievements of the first scholars: https://t.co/9W2ucvZ8y0 📸 Phil Brooks @OxfordGradStudy https://t.co/G47WYnBlpz
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"I believe, as future leaders, that communication will be very important in conveying our message of change and improvement and that skills such as writing will help amplify our messages and ultimately our influence"

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