Meet the Rotary Scholars!

Wed, Nov 10th 2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Your opportunity to meet five Rotary Scholars, to hear about their amazing work and postgraduate studies and ask them some questions.

The sign of the Scholar

Every year our donations to The Rotary Foundation pay for the brightest young people we can find - from across the globe - to come to a local university to pursue postgraduate research into finding solutions for the world's most pressing issues. These concern the global causes which all Rotarians like to support: 

• promoting peace,

• fighting disease, 

• providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, 

• saving mothers and children, 

• supporting education, 

• growing local economies and 

• saving the environment.

Tonight will be your chance to meet some of these intriguing people. Five Rotary Scholars will be there at our hybrid meeting (on Zoom or in person) to tell us about their research, their work and to answer your questions. It should be a truly fascinating experience. Email to secure your place and a Zoom link if you wish to attend online.

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Larkmead School 6th Formers take on the Rotary Club Weighty Challenge

Group Photo taken by AbiBinit

On Saturday the 24th We joined other groups in Abingdon on a River Litter Pick. The Sun shone and we all had a great time. We look forward to being involved with the Plastic Blitz next time.

Setting up for the great evening ahead

One of the most popular events on our calendar, the regular DNAPQuizzes raise a lot of money for our local charities, supported by the Rotary Club of Abingdon.


Events and challenges involving the number 70 Environment 6 x Abingdon Carbon Cutters teams, each planting 70 trees Peace 70 minutes silence – Arno Sporting Amelia + Isaac 70 press-ups 70 miles walking in Devon - Peter & Theresa and many more....

Rotarians hard at work to End Polio Now

4000 crocuses planted outside Abingdon Police Station in two hours to celebrate our Rotary Foundation ending Polio across the world

Installing water tanks in Africa

We worked with the Nasio Trust to install water tanks in Tanzania, to provide safe drinking water. Ground water in the region is heavily fluoridised and causes health problems for the population.

Two splendid cups commissioned for our Club's annual Youth Speaks competition.

Two splendid cups commissioned for our Club's annual Youth Speaks competition. Often won by our talented young people from Abingdon's six secondary schools, our winning teams often go on to the next levels of this national Rotary Competition!


The Club's foreign conscience - here immunising under-fives in India against Polio. There is no cure for Polio but it is preventable with a vaccine. Only two countries now remain endemic. We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988

Member of Abingdon's Interact Club (=Junior Rotary) immunising an Indian child against polio on Rotary's 110th birthday. Photo taken from her camera.

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's own charity. It does an enormous amount of good in the world. Watch the video The Heart of Rotary for a flavour!

Abingdon Rotarians nourishing the local community - in historical dress!

The Club's local conscience