Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Monday, August 8, 2011

Next Rowing History Forum, 29 October 2011

This is an event-reminder about the next Rowing History Forum, which is going to be held at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames on Saturday, 29 October, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Enjoy a day of talks on rowing history and a visit to the Museum’s new store, which has many rowing books to offer. Speakers include Guin Batten on women and the Olympics; Peter Mallory on the coaches behind two centuries of competition, Peter will also sell and sign copies of his 4-volume book The Sport of Rowing, which will be published in October; renowned collector Tom Weil will talk on his latest obsession; and Jerry Sutton will demonstrate the making of wooden oars. Plus, present rowing historians will report on their ‘work in progress’.

Tickets: £50. To book, please call 01491 415600. Price includes morning and afternoon tea & coffee and a delicious buffet lunch.

(A pre-forum dinner with speaker will take place at Leander Club on Friday, 28 October. Enquiries to Sheila Harrington

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