Lucy Pocock-Stillwell: A Woman in a Waterman’s World?

Lucy Pocock, the 1912 Women’s Sculling Champion of the Thames. Photo: River & Rowing Museum.

3 March 2018

The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames will mark International Women’s Day with a talk by Lisa Taylor about Lucy Pocock-Stillwell, who was a remarkable women’s rowing and coaching pioneer. The event, “Lucy Pocock-Stillwell: A Woman in a Waterman’s World?”, will be held in the Thames Room on 8 March, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are £6 per person.

Lucy Pocock was the first Ladies Champion Sculler on the Thames in 1912. She later followed her brothers Dick and George Pocock to Vancouver, Canada, and then moved with them to Seattle. There, she became the first coach of the University of Washington’s women’s rowing team.

‘This talk will explore her career as a professional sculler and as a coach to women in Washington State, and consider how her experiences align with, or challenge, social expectations of women at the time on both sides of the pond,’ it states on the River and Rowing Museum’s website.

Book your tickets by calling 01491-415600.

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