Spotlight Collection Talk: 1829 Boat Race Letter

Submitted by Claire Woods on September 5, 2019 - 12:30

Venue, Timing and Cost

River & Rowing Museum
Monday, 30 September 2019
12:30pm and 2:30pm
Free with admission

Join our Curator on National Sporting Heritage Day to find out about the 1829 Boat Race letter. The 1829 letter written by Charles Wordsworth of Oxford University to Charles Merivale of Cambridge University was discovered by the River & Rowing Museum after being spotted by colleagues on the Hear the Boat Sing website earlier this year. The letter marks the foundation of the Oxford Cambridge boat race, recognised globally as one of the fiercest rivalries in sport. This exciting new acquisition is one of the most important letter correspondences in the history of rowing and was almost lost to history! It will now go on permanent display in the Rowing Gallery.

Free with admission. Booking essential.

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Please note you will need a ticket to the Museum to enter the talk, you can purchase one of these if you are not already a member from reception on the day.

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