Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship

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The Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Edward Rance has been selected as Bermudaís Rhodes Scholar for 2008.

Edward attended Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda and graduated in 2003 after successfully completing his GCSEs. He received the Headmasterís Prize for the best GCSE results and five subject prizes.

He next attended Sevenoaks School in the United Kingdom where, in 2005, he completed the International Baccalaureate with a near perfect score. While at Sevenoaks, he was awarded the top faculty prizes in English, History and Economics.

After graduating from Sevenoaks, he was named a Bermuda Government Scholar and a Fessenden-Trott Undergraduate Scholar.

He is currently at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge where he is reading for a Bachelor of Arts in English. He has received a First Class at Cambridge and was elected the Sir John Stratton Scholar of English and the K.L. Desai Prize winner. His critical writings were awarded his collegeís Foundation Essay Prize.

While at Fitzwilliam, Edward represented the college in rowing as a member of the senior Menís First VIII. He has been awarded Fitzwilliam Colours and a commemorative college blade. Edward has also been active in student politics at Fitzwilliam by representing international students on the Junior Members Association.

In the summer months, he has been sponsored by Fitzwilliam College to teach English as a second language. He has worked in local schools in Argentina, as well as universities in Hong Kong and China.

Edward participated in several musical ensembles at Saltus and was a cellist in the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also involved in productions by the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society. Currently, he sings in the Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir, with whom he has produced a CD. He holds a diploma in performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Edward hopes for a career in writing. He has been accepted at Wolfson College and intends to read for a MSc in Contemporary India at Oxford University.

John C.R. Collis
Clarendon House, Church Street
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda
Tel: 441 299 4910 & Fax: 441 292 9337