Trenton Oldfield

What Is Britain Tolerating?

Gabriel Webber | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

Every time something goes wrong, every time there is an injustice, and we tolerate it, that is shaping our society, and in the worst way possible. When the state stops playing by the rules, we all have a duty to make it start again.

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...

Boat Race Protestor Ordered To Leave UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

The protester jailed for disrupting the 2012 Oxford-Cambridge boat race has been ordered to leave the UK. Trenton Oldfield, 37, has been told by th...

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...

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"...

How Oldfield and the Press Perpetuate Oxbridge Elitism

Ben Deaner | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Deaner

This media obsession with Oxford and Cambridge... creates an atmosphere of misplaced arrogance and grandeur within those institutions, it fuels the perception that we are ruled by an elite, impenetrable, Oxbridge club, and worst of all it intimidates poorer students away from applying to what are seen as alien institutions that only lets in posh kids.

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...

When Protest Is a Public Nuisance, the Public Should Worry

Julian Dobson | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Julian Dobson

A healthy democracy champions the right to dissent, and to do so visibly and publicly. If protests cause harm, then judges have all the artillery of criminal law at their disposal; if no harm is done, they should leave well alone.

Boat Race Protestor Guilty Of Causing Public Nuisance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

A protester who disrupted this year's Boat Race by swimming into the path of the crews has been found guilty of causing a public nuisance. Watched ...

'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...

PICTURES: Is Rowing Still Elitist?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Rowing has long been considered the sport of privately-educated children and has often been dubbed "elitist" - just look at Trenton Oldfied's disrupti...

Boat Race Swimmer Trenton Oldfield Appears In Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

The swimmer who brought the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race to a dramatic halt exchanged his wetsuit for more formal attire when he appeared in court today...

'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 ...

Thames Swimmer Arrested

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK

The swimmer in the Thames who brought today's Boat Race to a temporary halt has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and is being held...