Osler House Boat Club

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Osler House Boat Club is one of the 36 "College" boat clubs of Oxford University. Whilst all of the other college clubs represent 1 or more college or permanent private hall, Osler House is unique in being open purely to members of the university's clinical medical school [1]. It is named after Osler House - the clinical medics club (Similar to a college JCR or MCR)

Osler House Boat Club
Foundation 1839
Merger With Green College 1979
Split from Green College 2008
Last Bumps Campaign 2012
Women's Headships (Summer Eights) 9
Men's Headships (Summer Eights) 0
Women's Headships (Torpids) 9
Men's Headships (Torpids) 0
Current Committee Jessica Morgan + Beinn Khulusi (Co-Presidents)

Jack Woodward (Senior Advisor)

Caitlin Benham (Treasurer)

Heather Tong + Govind Randhawa (Social Secretaries)

Rosie Lynch (Women's Vice Captain)

Prakrit Prasad (Kit Officer)

Current Position on the river (W1) N/A
Current Position on the river (M1) N/A


Osler House Boat Club was founded in 1839, racing independently as a clinical medics club, before merging with Green College after its foundation in 1979. Green College was set up as a college for graduate medical students and students in related areas, and had 50% of its students involved in the medical field (clinical or academic) before its merger with Templeton college to form Green Templeton College, in 2008 [2].

In 2008, the newly formed Green Templeton college formed its own boat club [3], leaving Osler House once again competing as an independent entity. Osler House still maintains the BR boat code "OSG" as a nod to its history [4].

This independent club continued being active in collegiate racing until 2012 [5]. Since then it has been largely dormant, bar entering one event each year to maintain affiliation to OURCs.


Osler House Boat Club has had great success historically, particularly on the Women's side.

Osler House/ Osler-Green held headship in the summer eights competitions of: 1985, 1988, 1989, 1994-1999 [6]

Similarly, in Torpids this title was held by Osler House/ Osler-Green in 1984, 1986, 1988-89, 1995-1999 [7]

The Men's crew's highest place in the bumps charts was 16th, in 1983 [8]

Headship crews



B. H.Patterson

2. C.Lay

3. C. Allen

4. C. Lovat

5. S. Jackson

6. S. Williams

7. H. Mardon

S. C. Finucane

Cox. K. Howie


Summer Eights

B. Helen Patterson

2. Mary Briley

3. ZaZa Horne

4. Cathy Griffiths

5. Clare Smith

6. Sue Williams

7. Helen Mardon

S. Katherine Finucane

Cox. Margaret Chirgwin

Coaches: Chris Bourne, Graham Jones, Pete Sudbury





Summer Eights

B. J. Gurney

2. A. Rickard

3. F. Meyer

4. C. Johnson

5. M. Page

6. J. Getley

7. R. Barton

S. H. Cocker

Cox. S. Essajee

Coach. Pete Sudbury



Summer Eights

B. Mel Blake

2. Susie Thomas

3. Katy Jeffery

4. Katie Smith

5. Nikki Jackson

6. Julie Getley

7. Jo Gurney

S. Helen Cocker

Cox. Ian Comaish

Coach: Pete Sudbury


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Notable Members

Currently at Oxford University Medical School are Zoe De Toledo (GB Olympic Cox) and Charlotte Lee (OUWLRC Cox 2020)

OUWLRC - Helen Patterson

ZaZa Horne - First Woman to row in Men's Div 1 (and Bumped!), GB Rowing, Henley 1988 Single Sculls Winner, Scullers' Head 1988 Fastest British Woman, Silver Women 1x British Championships 1987


As of 2020, Osler House Boat Club is being revived, by Jack Woodward (Senior Advisor), Jessica Morgan and Beinn Khulusi (Co-Presidents).

The club currently has c. 40 members, 1 Women's boat, and 2 very old Men's boats. The equipment is stored in Brasenose College Boat House.


  1. "OURCs: Constitution". ourcs.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  2. http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/images/stories/news/gtc_history.pdf
  3. "Green Templeton Boat Club". www.gtbc.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  4. "Osler House BC". British Rowing. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  5. "Osler House Crews". eodg.atm.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  6. "osle Women's Eights". eodg.atm.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  7. "osle Women's Torpids". eodg.atm.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  8. "Osler House Men's 1st Eight". eodg.atm.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-15.

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