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 firstname.lastname@example.org