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 graduates and early career professionals 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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Sam Mendes in Conversation with Professor Laura Marcus.

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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 Programme12 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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Bivishika, 2019-2020 #whtscholar, is pursuing a masters degree in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance. She answers some questions about the experiences and the aspirations that led her to this choice, and how #WHT helps.
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The annual trip to London includes, among other things, a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster, where #whtscholars meet centuries of UK history and get a backstage view of the mechanisms of current UK parliamentary system. #wht #london https://t.co/BPGDD2vdxE WeidenfeldSchol photo
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Congratulations #wht alum @Ilan_Manor! #leadership #impact https://t.co/N4W7JUrQwZ
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USC Public Diplomacy @PublicDiplomacy
Meet @Ilan_Manor, one of our new CPD Research Fellows for 2019-21! https://t.co/kWq7XxlYX1 As a digital diplomacy scholar at @UniofOxford, Manor's project aims to answer how the visual nature of digital platforms has shaped the practice of #PublicDiplomacy.

#DigitalDiplomacy https://t.co/QylyDHz3XH

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