Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Reminder: Rowing History Forum, Saturday, 12 October

Here is a reminder about the upcoming Rowing History Forum on Saturday, 12 October, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames.

 The speakers are:

Professor Boris Rankov (in picture above), Chairman of the Trireme Trust, on ‘Ptolemy and his polyremes: the largest oared vessels ever built’

Bobbie Prentice, Master of the Watermen’s Company, on ‘Why I did the Atlantic’ and the charitable outcome of three attempts at crossing an ocean 

Peter Mallory, author of The Sport of Rowing, on ‘The Grand Manner comes to Newcastle: the Ned Hawks portrait as art history’

Rob van Mesdag on the history and traditions of Dutch student clubs, for example the ragged-looking blazers

Plus RRM staff on acquisitions and more.

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

Reservations to +44 (0)1491 415600.

Speaker at the History Dinner at Leander Club on Friday, 11 October, 2013: Sir George Cox on ‘GB’s voyage from Janousek to Rio’

History Dinner at Leander Club, Friday 11 October. Reservations to Sheila Harrington at

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