10 April: ‘Professors of Rowing’: the first Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races

Talk by Mark Davies. The first inter-varsity boat race in 1829 had an unusual Town & Gown
dynamic, with watermen and boatbuilders equipping and training the early Oxford crews.
But it took several more years before an epic Oxford victory caused rowing to displace
cricket as the pre-eminent varsity summer sport, leading to global interest in the Race.

photo : State Library of Queensland.

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