(Extract from St Catherine's Year, 1999)
This new book is a comprehensive and fascinating account of rowing at St Catherine's from the earliest days of the Society to the most recent victories of the 1999 crews. The book describes the achievements of Catz rowers in the context of the history of the sport at both Society and College, as well as withing the University and beyond, and including the experiences of those alumni who have found success at national and international level.(Review by Christopher Dodd in REGATTA, Aug/Sep 2000)
Published by the College and written by the St Catherine's Rowing Society, the book is intended to appeal to the general reader as well as the rowing enthusiast and includes a chapter by Matthew Pinsent (1989) on the 1992 Barcelona Olympics at which he won his first gold medal. Lord Bullock has written the foreword.
St Catherine's College Oxford has published a new edition of its Boat Club history ten years after its first attempt, nearly 300 pages of it. A handsome production it is, too. It records the story of a club which started life in 1874 as a boat club and musical society for non-collegiate students at Oxford. St Catherine's boats have been on the Isis since 1876, whereas the college has only existed since 1962.Hardback, 305 pages, 68 illustrations. Published by Alden Press, Oxford. ISBN 0 9531279 1 5.
This book does a lot more than record all the minutiae of the club, and thus might have a wider appeal in college rowing circles. Anu Dudhia writes an excellent potted history of the development of bumps and rowing on the Isis, accompanied by excellent maps. There are also accounts by St Cat's rowers of coxing the Boat Race (Neil Chugani) and taking part in the Olympics (Joanne Gough and Matthew Pinsent) and the Commonwealth Games (Tony Hancox).
Send a cheque or sterling bankers draft for the appropriate amount, payable to St Catherine's College Rowing Society, together with your name and delivery address, to
The Development Office
St Catherine's College
Oxford OX1 3UJ
Those in North America should contact Craig Klafter (M.83) (firstname.lastname@example.org) for local arrangements.