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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

President

Takashi Lawson, 4th Year MEng Materials Science, president@sehbc.org

Hey, I'm Tak, your President this year. As President, I oversee the efficient running of both sides of the boat club (men and women) and ensure that the rowing at the Hall is as fun, rewarding and safe as possible. I started rowing having never touched a blade before in my first year (MT13) and have continued ever since. Being a sport that is heavily reliant on each other, we have a strong sense of team spirit within the club and I can honestly say some of my best memories at university are connected with SEHBC (supported by our big social calendar). Training can be tough, but the big sense of achievement you feel when you compete and do well makes it very worthwhile. Get involved! There is no place better to give rowing a go. Feel free to drop me an email with any questions – I will always be happy to help

VIce President

Megan Carter, 4th Year MEng Materials Science, vicepresident@sehbc.org

Hi I’m Megan and I’ll be SEHBC’s VP this year. One aspect of my role is to support Tak in the overseeing of boat club logistics; using my three years of involvement in Teddy Hall rowing to give advice on the huge variety of decisions and processes necessary for making this sport safe, enjoyable and rewarding for all participants.
I’ve somehow become a bit of an old hand in the BC, having been Women’s Captain and Water Safety Adviser, whilst also managing to make it into my fourth year as a Material Scientist (coincidentally the same degree as for our dear President, so we know each other relatively well…).
I’m happy to be contacted with any enquiries relating to either side of the boat club and I’m looking forward to the year ahead.

Men's Captain

George Spill, DPhil Candidate, Physics , menscaptain@sehbc.org

Hi, I’m George, this year’s Men’s Captain. I’m a first year DPhil student, but I also did my undergrad at Teddy Hall, so really I’m more of a 5th year! Like many of the people in the club, I took up rowing as fresher, and haven’t looked back since. My main role is to manage and organise the men’s training and coaching, and to convince as many people as possible to come down and give rowing or coxing a go. It really is a great sport, and a great opportunity to go from complete beginner, to competing in front of thousands at Summer Eights, in only a few short terms. I’m more than happy to answer any questions, so drop me an email if you’re interested in having a go!

Women's Captain

Kathryn Reece, 2nd Year History, womenscaptain@sehbc.org

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, mens-vice-captain@sehbc.org

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, bedwyr.thomas@seh.ox.ac.uk

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.

 

 

Megan Carter, vicepresident@sehbc.org

Hi I’m Megan and I’ll be SEHBC’s VP this year. One aspect of my role is to support Tak in the overseeing of boat club logistics; using my three years of involvement in Teddy Hall rowing to give advice on the huge variety of decisions and processes necessary for making this sport safe, enjoyable and rewarding for all participants.
I’ve somehow become a bit of an old hand in the BC, having been Women’s Captain and Water Safety Adviser, whilst also managing to make it into my fourth year as a Material Scientist (coincidentally the same degree as for our dear President, so we know each other relatively well…).
I’m happy to be contacted with any enquiries relating to either side of the boat club and I’m looking forward to the year ahead.

 

Karen Gamero, treasurer@sehbc.org

See treasurer bio below.


Treasurer

Karen Gamero, 2nd Year DPhil Inorganic Chemistry, treasurer@sehbc.org

Hello (H)all, as Treasurer of the SEH Boat Club I look after the accounts, payments and budgets, which also includes fundraising and stash. Once in a while I like to bake or cook something to satisfy the crew carbohydrate needs. 

When I joined the Boat Club last year I was not totally convinced about rowing but once I was on the water, getting strong and improving the technique, I just loved it. Feel free to get in touch with any member in the committee if you have any question or want to know more about rowing with SEHBC.

 

Secretary

Ben Evans, 3rd Year MEng Materials Sciencesecretary@sehbc.org

Hi, I’m Ben 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

Dhaval Desai, 2nd Year MSc Mathematics, coxing@sehbc.org

Hi, I’m Dhaval, a 2nd year mathematician and this years Captain of Coxes. My role is to look after the best interests of all Teddy Hall coxes, which includes recruiting and training novice coxes, as well helping more experienced coxes develop their skills. I started coxing as a novice in Michaelmas last year, and have subsequently coxed M2 at Torpids and Eights. One of the unique things about coxing at Oxford is the style of racing (bumps racing) that we do. This means that a cox is one of the most important people in the boat, as you will be responsible for the not only the safety and motivation of the crew, but you’ll also be in charge of making tactical decisions and playing mind games with other coxes on the river. It is also not unheard of for novice coxes to achieve a blue or half-blue by the time they finish their degree. If you are interested in coxing, or have any questions then feel free to drop me an email

 

Water Safety Adviser #safetydragon

Beth Raine, Second year DPhil in Tropical and Evolutionary Ecology, safety@sehbc.org

I’m a second year DPhil student at Teddy Hall, but I started rowing during my undergraduate at Christ Church. As a result I’ve had a fair few years of experience rowing in Oxford, and I’ll be using that this year to keep all of our rowers safe on the river. I’ll be there to make sure the new rowers starting this year are told about the safety measures and keep the boat club’s safety equipment up to date to minimise the changes of something going wrong whilst rowing. If you have any questions about staying safe on the river (swim tests, capsize drills etc.) then please email me!


Communications (IT) Officer

Jon Connolly, 4th Year MEng Engineering Science, communications@sehbc.org

Social Secretaries

Alex Swallow, 1st Year MEng Engineering Science, alexander.swallow@seh.ox.ac.uk

George Tall, 1st Year MEng Engineering Science, george.tall@seh.ox.ac.uk