Bishops first-ever non-Bishops Rhodes Scholar talks to ODs
The Carlton Club, London
Friday 31 Jan 2020
12:15 - 14:45 SAST
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You are invited to a UK ODU Lunch on Friday 31st January 2020 at which our guest speaker will be Ashley Pople, who in 2015, was the first-ever winner of the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholarship to a non-Bishops pupil.
Ashley is currently reading for her DPhil in Economics (Behavioral and Development) at Oxford. She will cover among other things the impact the Scholarship has had on her, her Oxford experience, and the direction of her degree(s) and what she plans to do as an economist once she receives her doctorate.
The lunch is at The Carlton Club and including all drinks, costs £45.
In 2016, Ashely Pople who matriculated from St Cyprian's in 2010 (winning the Dux Award - the highest score in her grade) became the first non-Bishops recipient of the Bishops Rhodes Scholarship.
Ashley completed her B.Comm (honours) at UCT and then took up her Scholarship at St Anthony's College, Oxford in 2017 where she read for an M.Sc in Economics. This she gained with a first class pass, also winning the George Webb Medley Prize, proxime accessit, for best overall performance. Her thesis, awarded a distinction was investigating whether the state pension crowds out private transfers in South Africa.
Her other awards and prizes include:
Skoll Research for Action Accelerator Grant Awardee 2017 for the "Economics of Thinking Healthy" project in Zambia (Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship)
Bain & Company Prize 2014 (highest aggregate for BCom Honours in Economics stream)
David Pitman Scholarship, Sheila Van Der Horst & NRF Scholarships 2014 (academic merit)
ERSA, Genesis Analytics & Hirsch Zitron Memorial Prize 2013 (highest economics aggregate in third year)