13 March 2019
At this year’s Boat Races, Matthew Holland coxed Cambridge women’s Blue Boat, while Victoria Warner steered Oxford men’s reserve crew, Isis. The first woman to cox a men’s Oxbridge boat was Sue Brown (Oxford) in 1981.
‘Sue Brown came to her Oxford crew with Olympic colours, having coxed the women’s four at Moscow 1980, and had previously coxed in the Women’s Boat Race, yet her selection for the Boat Race would still ruffle feathers,’ Lisa Taylor writes in an article published on the website “Playing Pasts”.
Read Lisa’s article here.