2013 Rowing History Forum Update

HTBS has received an e-mail from rowing historian Chris Dodd of the River and Rowing Museum. The organisers for the upcoming Rowing History Forum on Saturday, 12 October, 2013, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in Henley-on-Thames have now some names of those who are going to give a talk at the ‘Forum’. They are:

Professor Boris Rankov, 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

Plus RRM staff on acquisitions and more

Tickets are £45 pre-paid by June 30, £50 thereafter. Price 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 sheila@leander.co.uk


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