2022 Boat Races

2022 Boat Races

2022 Boat Races
Sunday 3 April 2022, 12.30pm to 4.30pm BST
Past event
Past event
Sunday 3 April 2022, 12.30pm to 4.30pm BST
  • Cambridge Women's team rowing
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

The Boat Race is one of the most iconic events in world sport, but for the past two years we have been unable to support Cambridge in person and celebrate our wins together. This year, we were thrilled to welcome alumni and guests back to the River Thames to cheer on the Blue Boats, Goldie and Blondie, as they raced their Oxford counterparts on the Championship Course in London.  

Guests joined us aboard the PS Elizabethan, with a unique view from our boat on the start line and celebrated the heritage of this historic event with speeches from special guests including Olympic runner Louise Shanahan (Trinity 2019), and enjoyed afternoon tea with fellow alumni. Afternoon tea and drinks were included in the ticket price. 

The Women’s Boat Race: Cambridge 
Women’s Reserve Race (Osiris vs Blondie): Cambridge 
Men’s Reserve Race (Isis vs Goldie): Oxford
The Men’s Boat Race: Oxford 


Professor Graham Virgo QC (Hon)

Fellow of Downing 1984
Professor Graham Virgo

Professor Graham Virgo QC (Hon) is Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Cambridge and Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law.

Professor Virgo is a Fellow of Downing College, where he was previously Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Law. He was previously Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. He is a barrister and Academic Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.  His main research interests are in the fields of the law of Restitution, Equity and Trusts and the substantive Criminal Law.

Louise Shanahan

Trinity, 2019
image of Louise Shanahan

Louise has just completed her second year as a Ph.D student at Cambridge following her undergraduate studies at University College Cork. She is a talented Biophysicist with a passion for sport and, in particular, athletics.  

Louise is based in the Department of Physics where she uses nanodiamonds to measure temperature inside cancer cells.  

Over the past two years, Louise has been supported by running coach, Phil O'Dell, and the University’s Athlete Performance Programme (UCAPP) which is funded by alumnus Mark Hanson (Girton 1985). Louise has won the BUCS Nationals indoor 800m title, set a varsity 800m record and, last summer, she fulfilled her dream of becoming an Olympian a few years early at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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