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Queen's Lane
Oxford, OX1 4AR
United Kingdom

The Official website of St. Edmund Hall Boat Club, founded in 1861. Sponsored by Danebury Vineyards.

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The Committee


Edward Baker, 2nd Year DPhil,

Hi Everyone, I'm Ed and I'm this years President of Teddy Hall Boat Club. I'm a veteran of Teddy Hall having done my undergrad here in Earth Science. This is my second year of a DPhil looking at lunar basalts.

In the boat club I am responsible for running and organising all the whole club events, ordering kit and equipment as well as looking out for the welfare of rowers and sorting some things out with college. If you have any concerns or problems whilst rowing at Teddy Hall don't hesitate to contact me.

Men's Captain

Douglas Chesterton, 3rd Year, Engineering Science ,

Hi Hall, I’m this year’s men’s Captain. This is my 3rd year at Teddy Hall and I believe that if you’re a fun / sporty person then it’s the best college for you. This is my 8th year of the sport. I’ve rowed for Oxford in the Lightweight Boat Race, competed in the European University Championships, rowed in the GB U16 VIII and made the Saturday of Henley. I absolutely love it and I’m here to take SEHBC to the top. My role is to organise the Senior and Novice Coaches for the men, organise the training schedule and crew selection. I was the Social Sec last year and I’m very heavily involved in the boat club social scene. I’m also here to aid anyone who wants to join the men’s side and I will always be more than happy to help out if you have any questions and want to get involved. Oxford is famous for rowing, so if you’ve ever considered trying the sport, I’d highly recommend it – this is the best opportunity to try it out at a club filled with great people.

Women's Captain

Kathryn Reece, 2nd Year History,

Hi, my name is Kathryn and I'm a third year Historian. I was delighted when I was asked to accept the post of Women’s Captain during Hilary term last year, especially as I only took up rowing as a fresher! I was initially encouraged to come along to the Boat Club during Freshers week. I think they saw me as a potential Cox due to my petite stature but when I started rowing I quickly fell in love with the sport. As captain, my responsibilities are wide and varied and these range from the organisation of training including training camps, ensuring our equipment is well maintained, and generally ensuring that the Women’s side of the club runs smoothly.

As Captain I believe my main job is to ensure that every member of the women’s squad perform to the best of their abilities whilst enjoying being a member of a Club that has fun both on and off the water. I am excited about the rare opportunity I have to continue to Captain the team and I look forward to developing a strong squad containing winning teams across all of our boats from absolute novice to W1!

I strongly encourage anyone, no matter what level of experience, to consider joining our Boat Club. I can honestly say that taking up the sport was one of the best decisions I made during Fresher’s week and that through rowing I have made some fantastic friends. If you have any questions, or if you just want to find out more, please get in touch.

Vice Captains

Edward Baker,

Hi I’m Ed, I am a 1st year DPhil student at St Edmund Hall. Like most people who row in oxford I had never touched an oar before I came to oxford but since starting I am loved it.

My main role is to help George organise training for the men, I also sort out rowing dinners for everyone in the club and some club stash. I am currently the stroke of the M1, I’m a pretty big deal laying down the sweetest rhythm for my boys to follow. As well as rowing I have loved the social side of rowing, our social secs do a great job sorting everything out.


Bedwyr Thomas,

Helo, I’m Beds, one of the two men’s VC’s this year (the responsible one according to Cap’n Spill!) and in my second year studying Chemistry. I was also the Social Secretary (along with Doug Chesterton) for the past three terms (HT15-MT16) and ensured that the men of SEHBC had great nights out on various crewdates and excursions around Oxford. However, my main job from now on, having past on the responsibility of Social Sec to both Alex Swallow and George Tall, is to help Spill and Tak with anything around the BC.

Having sculled for about 6-7 years prior to joining SEHBC and switching to sweep rowing, I can honestly say that I haven’t had as much fun rowing as I have had with the people of Teddy Hall BC. I strongly believe that having a strong social scene within the boatclub is vital to developing strong bonds within the squad and maintaining morale throughout the long, dark, winter training. Work, hard, row harder and enjoy yourself whilst doing it!

Feel free to drop me an email if you have any queries about rowing or the social stuff.


Benjamin Evans, 4th Year, Materials Science,

Hi, I’m Ben and I’m your Treasurer this year. My job is to look after the accounts, payments and budgets including fundraising and stash (and hunting people down for subs payments). This is my fourth year at the Boat Club - I’ve loved every minute of it and can honestly say that I have met some of best people through it. If you’re even slightly interested about rowing or coxing, free to email me or grab me for a chat - I’d love to see you out on the water!


Dhaval Desai, 3rd Year

Hi, I’m Dhaval and I’m your Secretary this year. My job is to keep records and organise meetings for the Boat Club. This is my third year at the Boat Club and I’ve loved every minute of it and can honestly say that I have met some of best people through it.
If you’re even slightly interested about rowing or coxing, free to email me or grab me for a chat - I’d love to see you out on the water!


Captain of Coxes

Michael Goode, 3rd Year Materials Science,

Water Safety Adviser #safetydragon

Michael Goode, 3rd Year Materials Science,

Communications (IT) Officer

George Tall, 2nd Year MEng Engineering Science,

Social Secretaries

Alex Swallow, 2nd Year MEng Engineering Science,

George Tall, 2nd Year MEng Engineering Science,