Oxford Cambridge Boat Race

The 2015 Boat Race Legacy - Let's Get Women Rowing!

Lara Debenham | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lara Debenham

The boat race might not quite be the Olympics, but as the buzz from the race dies down, I'm hoping it leaves a legacy of its own. I hope that it encourages women to look at rowing in a new light, maybe even give it a go! As those women proved, rowing isn't just for men.

More Than 60 Trapped Boat Race Spectators Rescued By Lifeboat

PA | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK

More than 60 spectators at the Boat Race had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after getting trapped on the edge of the River Thames. Video footage s...

Boat Race Protester Brands Australia A 'Racist Country'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Trenton Oldfield, the Australian activist who disrupted last year's Oxford v Cambridge boat race, has said he can't be deported to Australia because i...

Anti-Maggie Activists Must Use 'Guerrilla Tactics', Says Boat Race Protester

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Activist Trenton Oldfield, who was jailed for disrupting the Oxford Cambridge boat race last year, has said he believes protesters should use "guerril...

Lucy Sherriff

Oxford Beat Cambridge In 2013 Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has beaten Cambridge to win the 2013 boat race, which, although peppered with expletives, passed off smoothly without interruption. ...

Security Tight For Boat Race To Ensure No Repeat Of Protest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

Royal Marines will be stationed in inflatable boats along the length of the Boat Race course on Sunday to ensure the event is not disrupted by another...

Trenton Oldfield 'Wouldn't Have Swum In Thames If It Was This Cold'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

The man who jumped into the River Thames during last year's boat race between Oxford and Cambridge to protest against elitism has admitted he wouldn't...

'I Was A Political Prisoner.. But I'd Do It All Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

Trenton Oldfield, the protester jailed for six months for swimming in front of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, has said he was a "political prisoner"...

Trenton Oldfield Deserves His Six Month Sentence

Bobby Friedman | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK
Bobby Friedman

The occasion is what counts - and an appreciation that if you don't provide enough of an deterrent, more and more people will start creating public dangers and destroying sporting events in the name of meaningless causes. Call this elitist if you will, but at least my name's not Trenton.

Boat Race Protester Trenton Oldfield Jailed For Six Months

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

A protester who disrupted this year's Boat Race by swimming into the path of the crews has been jailed for six months. Trenton Oldfield was also or...

'Boat Race Protester Could Have Been Killed'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

A protester who swam into the Thames to disrupt this year's Boat Race could have been killed, four-time Olympic gold medal rower Sir Matthew Pinsent t...

Swimmer 'Brought Chaos' To Oxbridge Boat Race, Court Hears

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A swimmer "protesting about elitism" brought chaos to this year's Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race when he jumped into the Thames and brought it to a dram...

Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Swimmer Stands Trial

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

The "anti-elitist" swimmer who brought this year's Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames to a dramatic halt is due to go on trial on Monday accused...

Me Thinks They Doth Protest Too Little

Alex Hawley | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alex Hawley

There's been a lot said the last few days about Trenton Oldfield's Mid-Thames paddle at the Oxford Cambridge boat race last weekend. Well I say there's been a lot said; really very little has been said, but it's been repeated with slightly different words under a number of different banners.

'I Fight From Within' Privately-Educated Boat Race Protester Slams Elitism On Twitter

PA | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK

The swimmer arrested after bringing the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race to a dramatic halt has defended his anti-elitist stance and claimed he has always "...

Boat Race Protestor Charged With Public Order Offence

PA/Huffington Post UK | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK

Police have charged a man with a public order offence after "possibly the most dramatic Boat Race in history" was temporarily halted by a swimmer who ...