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Last week we made a dedicated delivery of building materials to University town, Oxford.
Oxford University takes part in the annual boat race along the River Thames, against rivals from Cambridge University.
• The first race was in 1829 and the event has been held annually since 1856, except during the two world wars.
• The tradition was started in 1829 by Charles Merivale, a student at St John’s College, Cambridge, and his school friend Charles Wordsworth who was at Oxford. Cambridge challenged Oxford to a race at Henley-on-Thames.
• The course covers a 4.2 mile (6.8 km) stretch of the Thames in West London, from Putney to Mortlake.
• As of 2012 Cambridge have won the race 81 times and Oxford 76 times
• There has been a dead heat once.
• In the 1912 race both crews sank, and the race was re-run.
• Cambridge also sank in 1859 and 1978, while Oxford did so in 1925 and again in 1951
• In 1984 the Cambridge boat sank after colliding with a barge before the start of the race.
This month, the race was filled with drama – the race was halted for over 30 minutes, when a man got into the water and deliberately swam between the boats near Chiswick Pier. Shortly after the restart the boats clashed and one Oxford’s team suffered a broken oar. Cambridge quickly took the lead and went on to win the race. Further drama unfolded as one of Oxford’s team needed emergency treatment after collapsing in the boat from exhaustion at the end of the race.
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