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In the second of our series of Scholar profiles Eszter Kabos, an Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann-Sackler Scholar, describes her route to Oxford and what she gets from her studies and the WHT Leadership Programme. Eszter is currently studying for an MPhil in Economics. Economics gives me puzzles, and I try to solve them like a mathematician […]

Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholar Julia Standish-White kicks off a new series of blog posts profiling Scholars’ motivations for applying for the WHT Scholarship and Leadership programme, their academic interests, the impact of their time at Oxford and their future plans. “In 2016, I was studying Psychology at the University of Cape Town and I realised […]

“The question is no longer what are you doing to do to change the world, it’s how you are going to change the world”. With those words, Dean Peter Tufano opened the Social Impact Careers Conference at the Saïd Business School on Friday morning. This conveyed the mood for the conference proceedings: one of optimism, […]

Stories are powerful. They reflect what we socially consider good, valuable, and desirable. As we encounter them from a young age, stories inevitably influence our social imaginaries – that is, our worldviews, values and practices – by providing us with frames of reference and meaning. However, as stories produce and reproduce socially accepted values and […]

As a Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholar for Masters of Public Policy (2015-16), I had the unique opportunity to work on themes of conflict prevention during my summer project at The World Bank. I learnt through my work that natural resources including water resource remains one of the leading dimensions in todays conflict. Sometimes the intensity of […]

Globally, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion people. Most of the affected lack access to basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and yet WASH is critical in the prevention and care of all NTDs (WHO, 2015). Lydia’s Probono work supported the local government in increasing access to water, sanitation and hygiene services […]

In partial fulfilment of the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management and with financial support from the Weidenfeld-Hoffman Trust, I undertook a project to investigate the link between the level of public engagement in water services and the adoption of water conservation practices by water users. The research was conducted from 1st June to […]

With the support from the WHT I could develop my MSc dissertation fieldwork in South Africa. The purpose of my study was to research how to implement photography to current aerial monitoring methods to get more detailed information (e.g. sex, age, and other demographics) from wildlife surveys, using Cape buffalo as a case study.

Every Spring, the Oxford MBA program encourages students to undertake Student Treks in culturally diverse teams to a geographical and functional area of interest. Given my association with the development sector in India, I had wanted my next stop of exploration to be the continent of Africa. Thanks to a very generous grant by the […]

Debate over marital rape: Talks of morality empty without equal rights for women WHT alumni Shohini Sengupta (Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann, MSc Law and Finance, 2014-15) shares her recent article on the debate over marital rape in India, reproduced here by kind permission of the author