Monday, February 18, 2008

On this day

in 1981, Oxford University announced that Sue Brown would become the first woman cox in the history of the University Boat Race.

This question came up at a quiz night I was at on Saturday and I learned another little factoid about women at Oxbridge from someone who was involved. Apparently the first woman to represent either University in a men's sport was a golfer and she played for Oxford a couple of months before Sue Brown's historic outing. She played off the full course, white tees, and under men's' playing regulation.

PS I suppose from now on this day will be acknowledged in these types of posts as the day Labour shed the New bit and showed its true socialist colours by nationalising a bank and setting in place legislation that allows it to nationalise more banks.

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