Cancellation of this event due to restrictions caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The College has with great regret decided to cancel this event. Safeguarding the health and well-being of alumni, friends, students and staff is our main priority – due to the rapidly developing global situation regarding COVID-19, and following guidance from the Collegiate University and Public Health England about coronavirus, we have decided to cancel events which might pose a risk in the near term.



40 Years of Women

Segreants Club Celebrates 40 Years of Women at Downing

Saturday 25 April 2020DCBC coat of arms

All Boat Club members are welcome to attend and to row in the Head of the Cam race – row the Bumps course again, but without the bungs or cannons! Women from each of the four decades are starting to co-ordinate crews for the day and would be delighted to hear from you. This will be a great celebration, following the recent successes of the 1980s women's boat in Boston in the Head of the Charles and in Berlin in the Rund am Wannsee race.

We hope that you can join us for the rowing, for drinks at the boathouse and for the dinner, or for part of the day. It's a wonderful opportunity to visit the Boat Club and meet current members, to have a go in the Cambridge Rowing Tank, and to re-encounter friends and fellow rowers from your heyday. Children are very welcome (and may like to try their hand in the fantastic new rowing tank), but you are reminded that they remain the responsibility of their parents or guardians at all times that they are on College property. Unfortunately, we cannot welcome children under the age of 18 to the drinks reception in the Grace Howard Room or to the dinner.

Rough timings for the day will be as follows:

12.30   Crews convene at the boathouse
14:00   Division start for Head of the Cam
15:00   Formal start of drinks reception at the boathouse (but spectators are welcome beforehand)
18:30   Pre-dinner drinks reception in the Grace Howard Room; the boat burning ceremony that was delayed from Lent Bumps will take place near the Paddock
19:30   Segreants' Dinner in Hall

Mens' Boats: If you are interested in joining one of the Mens' Boats on Saturday 25 April 2020, please contact the Secretary of the Segreants Club to express your interest.

Women's Boats: If you would like to join one of the Women's Boats, please email the appropriate contact to register your interest:
1980s Carrie Sage 
1990s Mary Hood 
2000s Esther Hunt 
2010s Zara Goozee 

If you have any questions regarding the day-time events at the boathouse, please contact Simon Wood (1982), President of the Segreants Boat Club.

Please note that no accommodation will be available in College on 25 April 2020. We have made a list of hotels in the area - download it here.


Already registered for the Segreants Dinner

Please note that only Downing College alumni will be shown below - guests are not listed here. Also, your name only appears when we've processed  your registration, so not immediately; over the Christmas break, we will be processing registrations more slowly than usual.

You can change the order to year of matriculation by clicking on the Matric. year heading.

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