Brasenose College Boat Club

The World’s Oldest Collegiate Boat Club 


Brasenose has been rowing on the Isis river, in Oxford, since 1815. This makes us, along with Jesus College, the oldest collegiate boat club in the world! We have been successful throughout our proud history, winning the Summer Eights Headship 24 times.


The club is open to any member of Brasenose College and has a dedicated novice programme, so anyone can give rowing a go! Whatever your level of commitment or athletic ability, there is a place in the boat club for you.


Emily Tench

President 2017/18

Emily Tench - President

Welcome to Brasenose Boat Club!

I’m very honoured to be the President of the oldest collegiate boat club in the world and am proud to be a part of such a fun and welcoming student organisation.

When I joined Brasenose in 2015, I wasn’t sure whether to take up rowing or not. I had rowed previously but was considering trying out a new sport instead. However the enthusiasm of the rowing captains convinced me that it would be a great way to meet fellow students and also have a lot of fun.

Fast forward two years and I can definitely say that I’ve had an incredible amount of fun.

Rowing has really been a highlight of my time at Oxford and I am very grateful to the boat club committees, past and present, for making the club such a success.

  • Catching the sun... not the water
  • Thanks to @oandcclub for hosting drinks for BNCBC alumni last night! 🍻
  • Shout out to our Vice President @julietteallen1 and newly joined fresher @katiexanderson for winning their division with OUWBC at Upper Thames Autumn Head and being the fastest 4+ of the entire event. 
Congrats also to Andrew Linden who raced with OULBC

Good luck to them and to @tobydemendonca who are racing tomorrow at Four’s Head tomorrow. Watch this space 
#fourshead #fourshead2018 #rowing #aviron #bncbc #oulbc #ouwbc #oubc #darkblue #zoom
  • Godstow Saturday mornings 💯💯💯
Great to meet the HCR today, we can’t wait to get you all involved☀️ JCR freshers, come see us tomorrow at the fresher’s fair!! #throwback to Christchurch regatta last year - this could be you in just 8 weeks!

#freshersweek @brasenosejcr
  • Pre-season training in Monmouth 🚣🏼‍♂️🚣🏼‍♂️ Thank you so much @ms.rowing for letting us use your boathouse!
  • Only the chef got food poisoning so a successful first Alumni BBQ! Thanks to everyone who came 🙏 more events to come! 🎉
  • The timetable for the BBQ has been confirmed! 54 people have signed up so far 🎉🎉 still time to sign up if you haven't yet, link in our bio

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