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Spotlight Collection Talk: 1829 Boat Race Letter

10th December 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Boat Race Letter

Join our Head of Collections 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!

Free with admission.  Booking essential, please call 01491 415600.


10th December 2019
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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