Sport: Centenary

One hundred years ago an Oxford student wrote to a friend at Cambridge suggesting a boat race between the two universities. Came the answer: "Your impudence is unparalleled. The sufficiently candid manner in which you talk of 'lasting us out' (!!!) amuses me so much that I am ready to die of laughing. . . ." So the first Oxford-Cambridge race was arranged.

Last week perhaps a million persons lined the Thames from Putney to Mortlake. It was the centenary of the famous struggle between the light blue and the dark. Forty times had impudent Oxford won. Thirty-nine times victory had gone...

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