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    Whilst many of his Oxford contemporaries were competing in
    Summer Eights, Christ Church engineer Robin Bourne- Taylor
    competed in the World Cup last weekend. The Great Britain VIII,
    in which Bourne- Taylor occupies the bow seat, appeared much
    improved since their previous outing in Poznan, finishing fourth,
    narrowly missing out on a place in the medals. Missing out on a medal clearly did little harm to
    Bourne-Taylor’s standing in the University Boat Club. The
    two-time Boat Race winner was announced as OUBC’s President
    for next year this week after his unopposed election was
    confirmed. His experience will no doubt be an asset for next
    year’s Blue boat as they seek revenge for this that
    controversial defeat. Jock Strip, of course, wishes the Robin all
    the best for his stint as President. Eighth week sees a series of miling competitions organised by
    Oxford University Cross-Country Club. Prizes will be awarded to
    the winning teams as well as to individuals – the fastest
    and indeed slowest men and women will be honoured. The events
    begin on the Monday at 6pm with the Magdalen mile around
    Addison’s walk, continuing on Wednesday with the South Parks
    mile, and ending on Friday at Iffley Road. All are welcome. Cuppers 5-a-side football continued last week, with Magdalen
    A’s 3-0 win over Jesus making the other sides sit up and
    take notice. Queen’s B also recorded a big win, avenging
    Teddy Hall B’s win over their college’s A team 4-1.
    Catz’s sides both progressed, beating Hertford B 2-0 and
    Merton/Mansfield B 2-1. St Hugh’s A overcame New A in a
    tense encounter after a penalty shoot-out. The low point of the
    day, however, was provided by Corpus B, who failed to show up to
    face Somerville. Whenever you mix lots of people, lots of Pimm’s and
    ‘triumph and disaster’, things are bound to go missing.
    If, though, anyone knows of the whereabouts of the flags of
    Jesus, Oriel and Christ Church Boat Clubs, then Jock Strip P.I.
    would love to know and claim the, no doubt, large rewards.ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004 

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