The Ruth First Educational Trust provides opportunities for students from southern Africa to undertake postgraduate study at Durham University (UK)

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The application process for the 2016-17 Ruth First Scholarship has closed; the Scholarship has been awarded to Chipo Sana from Zimbabwe, who will take an MA in International Social Work & Community Development


What is the RFET?

How do we raise funds?

Who was Ruth First?

How to apply for a Scholarship

This year's Ruth First Scholar

Former Scholars

How to support the Trust

Events

Annual reports

Trustees and Committee members

Southern Africa today: links

The people in the pictures above are (from left to right): Nomazile Chicho, Peter Okeno Ong'are, Bill Bryson, Mzwanele Tola and Simplicio Bhebhe

Patrons:

Dr Bill Bryson, writer, former Chancellor of Durham University
Sir Thomas Allen, opera singer and director, Chancellor of Durham University
Professor Chris Higgins, former Vice-Chancellor of Durham University
Gillian Slovo, writer, daughter of Ruth First and Joe Slovo

Supporting organizations:

Durham University

St Chad's College

Durham County Council

Durham Miners' Association

the owners of Ruth First House in Durham

Registered UK Charity no. 1019975

Contacts

Chairman: Dr Mike Thompson
m.p.thompson@durham.ac.uk
Secretary: Prof. Cheryl McEwan
cheryl.mcewan@durham.ac.uk
Treasurer: Mrs Barbara Ewin
barbara_ewin@hotmail.com

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