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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.

Current Scholars

Humanitas Visiting Professorship

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Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Film and Television: Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes in Conversation with Professor Laura Marcus.

Featured events

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Mar.19

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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Feb.19

CCI Conservation Seminar: Linking Biodiversity Conservation with Agricultural Sustainability

Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability Studies 2019 with Professor Pamela Matson, Stanford University The Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellowship is managed by the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) in cooperation with the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust. You
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Feb.19

Public Lecture: The Practical Pursuit of Sustainability

Tellus Mater Distinguished Fellow in Sustainability Studies 2019 with Professor Pamela Matson, Stanford University Tuesday 26 Feb 5pm Public Lecture : The Practical Pursuit of Sustainability The Babbage Lecture Theatre Cambridge CB2 3QZ  book your ticket here:
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Oct.18

Lunch with Alumnus: Daniel Zoughbie

Daniel (USA, DPhil Int. Relations, Arcadia, 2011) will be reflecting on his time at Oxford, his pioneering work through Microclinic International (a not-for-profit development organisation founded by Daniel in 2005) and his acclaimed book, Indecision Points. For more
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276 Scholars

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72 Countries

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49 Courses

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Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme5 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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2 weeks ago
Read #wht alum @Ilan_Manor on relationship between #digital society & digitisation of public #diplomacy. #Oxford https://t.co/duWm630V5m
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Ilan Manor @Ilan_Manor
In the 1st chapter of my new book I argue that we cannot understand the #digitalization of public diplomacy without first understating the norms, values and logic of the #digital society. This is because MFAs are social institutions, Download you copy here https://t.co/1NdYTGOoc4 https://t.co/UmrtiTKGk2
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"It influenced my career path & reinforced my desire to contribute to the socio-economic development of the African continent" Hear more #whtalumni on the impact of our #leadership Programme #Scholarships #oxford #whtrustwishyouwerehere https://t.co/KZhAojEbdI