“Sewage scum” and “nasty infections”: Students plagued by deteriorating river quality
From the cancellation of regattas to health advisories against swimming due to sewage dumps, the once pristine rivers of Oxford are now increasingly unsafe....
Choppers’ Corner: Back in Business
"Remember to be kind to your coxes, patient with your novices, and don’t bring your nice shoes to a crew date."
Bumps, Blades, Boating: Summer Eights explained
Much celebrated by the rowing community, it can be more than confusing for others so here is our rundown of everything you need to know ahead of Summer Eights 2022!
GROW British Rowing: A step in the right direction or not far enough?
Undoubtedly British Rowing’s initiatives are a step in the right direction, but like many journeys towards inclusivity, it cannot be done alone.
The how-to guide to Hilary: How to tell if you are a typical rower (and what to do about It)
Do you constantly complain about the number of frankly appalling blisters you have on your hands? Frequently whine about how you just have to...
Boat Race to return to River Thames in 2022
"The Boat Race will return to London this year, taking place on the traditional Championship Course on Sunday 3rd April 2022."
Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently… Across the Atlantic Ocean.
Most of us here in Oxford will be talked into giving rowing a try at some point, be that dabbling in the odd college...
Both Oxford crews lose to Cambridge in The Gemini Boat Race 2021
"Crew members have had to quickly adapt to conditions after British Rowing and the event organisers reached an agreement for named rowers to get back to training on the water in early March."
Oxford sport versus lockdown
"Oxford’s athletes will be eagerly awaiting their return to the green grass of Iffley Sports Ground and the drink-spilled dancefloors of Park End. But for the time being, they must fight on from home."
Boat Races cancelled due to COVID-19
The traditional boat races between Oxford and Cambridge scheduled for 29th March have been cancelled due to Coronavirus. The race’s organisers announced in a...
Torpids: Rowing Competition Cancelled
College rowers across Oxford have today received the news that Torpids will be cancelled due to bad weather. The high volume of water in...
In Defence of Rowing
Why 'messing around in boats' is the best thing that's happened to my mental health
The Enduring British Tradition
Why the Boat Race still captures our interest almost two centuries on
Cambridge win all four Boat Races for the second year in a row
The women's race kicked off first and although Oxford seemed to get a good start, soon after the Cambridge boat dug deep and pushed...