Backsplash: The Rowing History Conference

Friday 3rd November
Dinner & Film Screening 
18:30 – 22:30
Dinner with Daniel James Brown preceded by a screening of PBS Documentary “The Boys of 36′”

Saturday 4th November 
Main Conference Day 09:00 – 17:00
Enjoy a full day of curated talks – from international experts – on the most exciting and intriguing stories from rowing history.
Plus, a full menu of delicious catering is included.

To book tickets for any of the main conference day, the Friday dinner or just Daniel James Brown’s talk, please follow this link: 

Backsplash Registration & Secure Payment Page

Main Conference Speakers

Daniel James Brown – Critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller ‘Boys in the Boat’
Mike Spracklen –  One of the world’s most successful and experienced coaches
Andrew Triggs Hodge OBE – Triple Olympic Gold Medallist and quadruple World Champion
Peter Mallory – Coach, published author and eminent rowing historian.
Colleen Orsmond – Olympic Rower, Rowing Event Manager at Rio 2016 and World Rowing’s Sport Director
Jeremy Randall – Leander Club President and former Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames
Lisa Taylor – PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University, in collaboration with the River & Rowing Museum, focusing on competitive women’s rowing in Britain since 1945
M.C. – Dr Robert Treharne Jones Olympic rowing commentator, Leander Club Press Officer and Rowing Historian.

Ticket Options

Full Conference Package: £98 (to include all events & catering on both days)
Friday Evening Dinner: £48 (preceded by screening of “The Boys of 36”)
Main Conference Ticket: £55 (to include all of Saturday’s programming & catering)
Daniel James Brown Ticket: £18 (to include Daniel James Brown talk only & pre-talk tea & coffee)

TICKETING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSEDReduced-price tickets available for full-time students and those in financial need (contact us for details if applicable).

If you have any questions or queries – or wish to pay by bank transfer, cheque or over the phone – you can contact us at or call 01491 415609.
Do also get in touch if you don’t want to stay for dinner on Friday 3rd November but do wish to attend the free screening of “The Boys of ’36” that evening – we’ll add you to the guest list.

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