Saturday, 18 November 2017

Talks on rowing

Author and Olympic champion to speak at rowing conference

AUTHOR Daniel James Brown and triple Olympic gold-medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge will be among the speakers at the annual Rowing History Conference in Henley.

The pair will speak at the River & Rowing Museum in Mill Meadows on Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4.

Brown, who wrote the best-selling book The Boys in the Boat, will fly in from America for a screening of film adaptation The Boys of ‘36, the story of the US rowing crew’s Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany.

The film will be shown on Friday with a three-course dinner for guests afterwards.

The following day will feature talks by Triggs Hodge, Leander Club president Jeremy Randall and Colleen Orsmond, Olympic rower and World Rowing’s sport director.

Reama Shearman, head of development at the museum, said: “We are really excited to have secured such an impressive line-up of speakers, offering people the chance to experience talks from some of the most inspirational and interesting figures to have made a mark on the rowing world.”

Tickets cost between £18 and £98. For more information or to book visit www.rrm.co.uk/backsplash

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