2023 Boat Races

2023 Boat Races

2023 Boat Races
Sunday 26 March 2023, 2.30pm to 6.00pm BST
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Sunday 26 March 2023, 2.30pm to 6.00pm BST
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Alumni and guests
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Join fellow alumni on Sunday 26 March, 2023 to cheer on Cambridge in one of the world’s oldest and most famous amateur sporting events, the Annual Men’s, Women’s and Reserve’s Boat Races against Oxford! 

Will the women’s crew make it to a seventh consecutive winning year?  Will the men’s crew regain their title? 

Board the PS Elizabethan to enjoy an incredible view of the start line, a drinks reception, afternoon tea and Pimms with fellow Light Blue supporters, and Olympic rower and our speaker for the afternoon, Dr Cath Bishop. Dr Bishop will be talking about the impact of sport and physical activity in supporting mental health, drawing on her amazing career as an Olympian and advisor for sporting NGOs.  

Tickets go on sale at 12.00pm on Thursday 12 January, and guests are able to purchase two tickets per booking.

For any queries, please email events@alumni.cam.ac.uk or call on 07938 485891.

Please email events@alumni.cam.ac.uk to be added to a waitlist for this event.

Boat race 2022 boats and supporters


Dr Cath Bishop (Pembroke 1989 and Honorary Fellow of Pembroke, Boat Races 1991 & 1993)

Dr Cath Bishop

Cath learnt to row at Cambridge, competed in 2 Boat Races, and raced at 3 Olympic Games, winning World Championships gold in 2003 and Olympic silver in Athens 2004. As a diplomat for the British Foreign Office for 12 years, Cath specialised in policy and negotiations on conflict issues, with postings to Bosnia and Iraq.

Cath now works as a leadership consultant, executive coach, facilitator and author, and teaches on Executive Education programmes at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. She is also an advisor to ‘The True Athlete Project’, a non-profit organisation working to create compassionate, thriving sporting environments and is Chair of ‘Love Rowing’, British Rowing’s Charitable Foundation aiming to increase accessibility to rowing around the UK. Cath is also an independent advisor to British Gymnastics, overseeing their implementation of cultural reforms in response to the Whyte Review (2022).

Cath speaks at events globally on topics of leadership, high performance and cultural change. Her first book, ‘The Long Win: the search for a better way to succeed’, was described by the Financial Times as “a deep and rewarding exploration of human motivation in sport, politics, business and our personal lives.”

Booking information

Guests are able to purchase two tickets per booking.

Please email events@alumni.cam.ac.uk to be added to a waitlist for this event.


Booking for this event is now closed.


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