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‘Professors of Rowing’: The early Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races
11 April @ 19:30 - 21:00
Speaker: Mark Davies
The talk details the early history of this famous and competitive event, highlighting the unusual alliance of Town & Gown in the crucial role played by the Thames’ watermen and boatbuilders in equipping and training the early Oxford crews. Mark is a local author and guide specialising in the history of non-university Oxford, with a particular focus on the city’s waterways.
Non-members welcome – a donation of £2.50 towards the meeting costs would be appreciated