Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reminder: Rowing History Dinner & Forum in October

HTBS would like to remind you about the Rowing History Dinner on 11 October at Leander Club and the Forum on 12 October at RRM in Henley-on-Thames, at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Boris Rankov of the Trireme Trust and author Peter Mallory head the speakers at the all-day Rowing History Forum at the River & Rowing Museum on Saturday, 12 October. Professor Rankov will give a talk on Hellenistic warships which are thought to be the largest oared vessels ever built. Peter Mallory, author of the four-volume epic The Sport of Rowing, analyses the portrait of Tyneside professional oarsman Edward Hawks, added to the RRM’s collection recently.

Bobbie Prentice, Master of the Watermen's Company, on the legacy of his three attempts to row the Atlantic. Rob van Mesdag on the exclusive brotherhoods of Dutch university clubs and their influence on rowing in the Netherlands.  

The forum is organised by the RRM together with Friends of Rowing History and the American Friends of the RRM. Curators at the museum will talk on recent additions to the collections, including prototype oars and equipment, the cartoons of Keith Ticehurst, items of clothing, books and maps and various London 2012 items.

Tickets are £50 and includes morning and afternoon tea & coffee and a delicious buffet lunch.

Reservations to +44 (0)1491 415600.

History Dinner at Leander Club, Friday, 11 October. Speaker: Sir George Cox, “From Janousek to Rio”. Reservations to Sheila Harrington

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