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All-rounder scoops Rhodes Scholarship

Edward Doddridge The recipient of the 2012 Rhodes Scholarship for Tasmania is 25 year-old Edward Doddridge.

As well as being an excellent student, Edward has a wide variety of sports, hobbies and volunteer positions to keep him busy when he is not studying.

A Hobart boy, Edward holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Applied Mathematics from UTAS.

He also completed a Diploma in Languages at UTAS focusing on German

Next October he and his wife will travel to the UK so he can begin his scholarship at Oxford University.

Edward said he was “ecstatic” to have been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship.

“It’s really exciting and I’m really looking forward to doing research at Oxford and meeting some exciting researchers,” he said.

Edward will study physical oceanography, modelling ocean dynamics and currents.

“It’s a really exciting and useful application for maths.”

Edward said after Oxford he would probably undertake further research: “perhaps here, perhaps somewhere else.”

He has volunteered with the State Emergency Service and the Tasmanian Sail Training Association. He likes bushwalking, hockey, kayaking and mountain-bike riding.

Edward also enjoys reading and travelling. He is a member of The Royal Society of Tasmania and the Ski Club of Tasmania.

About the Rhodes Scholarship:

The Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to gifted students who have completed their undergraduate degree and achieved First Class Honours in their chosen field of study.

The Scholarship allows the recipient to study at the famed University of Oxford in the UK.

The Rhodes Scholarships were created under the will of Cecil John Rhodes in 1902.  Rhodes scholars are chosen not only for academic excellence but also for sporting and leadership abilities, community involvement and strength of character.

Photo: 2012 Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania Edward Doddridge with his wife Imogen. 

Published on: 11 Nov 2011 12:31pm