Meet the Committee

 

MCBC is entirely student-run, and each year we elect captains and officers from the club itself to manage it and its affairs. We are the committee for this year (2017-18) - please feel free to contact us about anything you might need!

 

Name: Will Nelson

Role: Captain of Boats

Subject: Classics

Year: 3rd

Email: william.nelson@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: 5 years at school, then two years at Magdalen in M1

Why did you take up rowing? I can't throw a ball to save my life, and had really liked rowing on the rowing machines, so decided to give it a go at school. It all stemmed from there!

 

Drink of choice: Sainsbury's Basics Cider

Favourite coxing call: 'Crucify them!'

Favourite exercise: Box jumps

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Fending off Wolfson on the Saturday of Torpids 2016

Name: David Horwich

Role: Men's Captain

Subject: French and German

Year: 2nd

Email: david.horwich@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Rowed for a couple of years at school, and I also did some coxing on the side. 1 year at MCBC, rowing in M2 and coxing M1 at Eights.

Why did you take up rowing? Since I rowed at school, I always knew I'd want to carry on at university and I already knew about MCBC before coming and it looked like a lot of fun. I decided to turn my hand to coxing mainly because I'm not very large, and I like being the leader

 

Drink of choice: An ice-cold Corona

Favourite coxing call: 'Loose, loooong'

Favourite exercise: 15min ergo

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in M1 on Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Maria Żuberek

Role: Women's Captain

Subject: Human Sciences

Year: 2nd

Email: maria.zuberek@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: One year rowing in Christ Church Regatta and then W1

Why did you take up rowing? I really wanted a solid form of exercise that I could put alongside my work, and my college mum convinced me to give it a go!

 

Drink of choice: Vodka cranberry

Favourite coxing call: 'Take it home, girls!'

Favourite exercise: 4x5min ergo

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Jumping into the Isis after Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Sebastian Morris-Dyer

Role: Men's Vice Captain

Subject: History

Year: 2nd

Email: sebastian.morris-dyer@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Novice, rowed M2 in Summer Eights

Why did you take up rowing? For the routine and structure that humanities degrees often lack

 

Drink of choice:  Claret

Favourite coxing call: A primeval scream, nothing more, nothing less.

Favourite exercise: 2x20min ergo in termtime, 10km run outside

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in M2 on the Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017 despite being overlapped by Wolfson

Name: Clare Cocker

Role: Women's Vice Captain

Subject: Biology

Year: 2nd

Email: clare.cocker@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Started as a novice in first year and rowed in Christchurch Regatta, Torpids and VIIIs with W2

Why did you take up rowing? Thought I should at least try rowing since I was at Oxford, and really enjoyed it so carried on

 

Drink of choice: Vodka lemonade

Favourite coxing call: 'Power ten!'

Favourite exercise: Bike ride to Radley (in summer)

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in W2 on Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Grace Barfoot

Role: Women's Vice Captain

Subject: Human Sciences

Year: 2nd

Email: grace.barfoot@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: One year at MCBC; none prior to Oxford

Why did you take up rowing? It's fun! It started as something new as a form of exercise, but as I progressed I fell in love with being out on the water and the thinking space, as well as the team bond, particularly during race season!

Drinks of choice: Cider (you can take the girl out of the West Country), vodka lemonade or a Spoon's Sex on the Beach pitcher

 

Favourite coxing call: 'Give me five strokes for stroke! Five for seven...'

Favourite exercise: The classic 3x8 min erg (3x6 if I'm feeling lazy), or a kick-boxing workout

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Definitely not the time my blade left the gate and lost us our lead in Christ Church Regatta

Name: Sophie Greenstreet

Role: Secretary

Subject: Classics

Year: 2nd

Email: sophie.greenstreet@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Some low-commitment sculling before Oxford, and a year at MCBC

Why did you take up rowing? It seemed like something you have to try at Oxford. I'd also sculled a little bit before so I wanted to carry that on

Drink of choice:  White wine

 

Favourite coxing call: 'Long and strong!'

Favourite exercise: 30 min erg

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in W2 on Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Alice Williams

Role: Captain of Coxes

Subject: Human Sciences

Year: 3rd

Email: alice.williams@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: A year and a half of coxing at Magdalen

Why did you take up rowing? I wanted to be part of the MCBC family, to be part of a college team and I'm small, so was an in-demand recruit!

Drink of choice:  Shouldn't be drinking and driving...

Favourite coxing call: 'En-gagggggeee!'

Favourite exercise: Exercise? What exercise?

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Being thrown in the river after Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Liv Kinsey

Role: Social Secretary

Subject: PPE

Year: 3rd

Email: olivia.kinsey@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Two years at MCBC in W2 and W1, one of which also spent coxing - I'm now trialling for the university lightweight squad.

Why did you take up rowing? MCBC looked fun!

 

Drink of choice: VK Blue

Favourite coxing call: 'Strong and stable rhythm!'

Favourite exercise: A long sunny water outing

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Any Saturday of Summer VIIIs

Name: Danny Cowan

Role: Social Secretary

Subject: History

Year: 2nd

Email: danny.cowan@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: No experience before Oxford. Picked it up first term and rowed in Christchurch, and again for M2 in VIIIs.

Why did you take up rowing? Mostly for the stash, partly because without an exercise regime I have nothing to counteract my otherwise incredibly unhealthy uni lifestyle...

 

Drink of choice:  Jägerbomb

Favourite coxing call: 'Eaaasy there!' (in the dulcet tones of Big Dave Horwich)

Favourite exercise: Beer Mile

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in M2 on Thursday of VIIIs

Name: Josh Byrne

Role: Social Secretary

Subject: History and Politics

Year: 3rd

Email: joshua.byrne@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: None before I came to Magdalen, then two years in M2

Why did you take up rowing? It seemed like a big thing to do at Oxford, and I wanted to meet people

 

Drink of choice: Tequila shots

Favourite coxing call: 'Tap it on in bow pair'

Favourite exercise: 2km ergo

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Torpids Dinner 2017

Meet the Committee

 

MCBC is entirely student-run, and each year we elect captains and officers from the club itself to manage it and its affairs. We are the committee for this year (2017-18) - please feel free to contact us about anything you might need!

 

Name: Will Nelson

Role: Captain of Boats

Subject: Classics

Year: 3rd

Email: william.nelson@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: 5 years at school, then two years at Magdalen in M1

Why did you take up rowing? I can't throw a ball to save my life, and had really liked rowing on the rowing machines, so decided to give it a go at school. It all stemmed from there!

 

Drink of choice: Sainsbury's Basics Cider

Favourite coxing call: 'Crucify them!'

Favourite exercise: Box jumps

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Fending off Wolfson on the Saturday of Torpids 2016

Name: David Horwich

Role: Men's Captain

Subject: French and German

Year: 2nd

Email: david.horwich@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Rowed for a couple of years at school, and I also did some coxing on the side. 1 year at MCBC, rowing in M2 and coxing M1 at Eights.

Why did you take up rowing? Since I rowed at school, I always knew I'd want to carry on at university and I already knew about MCBC before coming and it looked like a lot of fun. I decided to turn my hand to coxing mainly because I'm not very large, and I like being the leader

 

Drink of choice: An ice-cold Corona

Favourite coxing call: 'Loose, loooong'

Favourite exercise: 15min ergo

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in M1 on Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Maria Żuberek

Role: Women's Captain

Subject: Human Sciences

Year: 2nd

Email: maria.zuberek@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: One year rowing in Christ Church Regatta and then W1

Why did you take up rowing? I really wanted a solid form of exercise that I could put alongside my work, and my college mum convinced me to give it a go!

 

Drink of choice: Vodka cranberry

Favourite coxing call: 'Take it home, girls!'

Favourite exercise: 4x5min ergo

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Jumping into the Isis after Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Sebastian Morris-Dyer

Role: Men's Vice Captain

Subject: History

Year: 2nd

Email: sebastian.morris-dyer@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Novice, rowed M2 in Summer Eights

Why did you take up rowing? For the routine and structure that humanities degrees often lack

 

Drink of choice:  Claret

Favourite coxing call: A primeval scream, nothing more, nothing less.

Favourite exercise: 2x20min ergo in termtime, 10km run outside

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in M2 on the Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017 despite being overlapped by Wolfson

Name: Clare Cocker

Role: Women's Vice Captain

Subject: Biology

Year: 2nd

Email: clare.cocker@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Started as a novice in first year and rowed in Christchurch Regatta, Torpids and VIIIs with W2

Why did you take up rowing? Thought I should at least try rowing since I was at Oxford, and really enjoyed it so carried on

 

Drink of choice: Vodka lemonade

Favourite coxing call: 'Power ten!'

Favourite exercise: Bike ride to Radley (in summer)

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in W2 on Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Grace Barfoot

Role: Women's Vice Captain

Subject: Human Sciences

Year: 2nd

Email: grace.barfoot@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: One year at MCBC; none prior to Oxford

Why did you take up rowing? It's fun! It started as something new as a form of exercise, but as I progressed I fell in love with being out on the water and the thinking space, as well as the team bond, particularly during race season!

Drinks of choice: Cider (you can take the girl out of the West Country), vodka lemonade or a Spoon's Sex on the Beach pitcher

 

Favourite coxing call: 'Give me five strokes for stroke! Five for seven...'

Favourite exercise: The classic 3x8 min erg (3x6 if I'm feeling lazy), or a kick-boxing workout

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Definitely not the time my blade left the gate and lost us our lead in Christ Church Regatta

Name: Sophie Greenstreet

Role: Secretary

Subject: Classics

Year: 2nd

Email: sophie.greenstreet@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Some low-commitment sculling before Oxford, and a year at MCBC

Why did you take up rowing? It seemed like something you have to try at Oxford. I'd also sculled a little bit before so I wanted to carry that on

Drink of choice:  White wine

 

Favourite coxing call: 'Long and strong!'

Favourite exercise: 30 min erg

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in W2 on Thursday of Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Alice Williams

Role: Captain of Coxes

Subject: Human Sciences

Year: 3rd

Email: alice.williams@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: A year and a half of coxing at Magdalen

Why did you take up rowing? I wanted to be part of the MCBC family, to be part of a college team and I'm small, so was an in-demand recruit!

 

Drink of choice:  Shouldn't be drinking and driving...

Favourite coxing call: 'En-gagggggeee!'

Favourite exercise: Exercise? What exercise?

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Being thrown in the river after Summer VIIIs 2017

Name: Liv Kinsey

Role: Social Secretary

Subject: PPE

Year: 3rd

Email: olivia.kinsey@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: Two years at MCBC in W2 and W1, one of which also spent coxing - I'm now trialling for the university lightweight squad.

Why did you take up rowing? MCBC looked fun!

 

Drink of choice: VK Blue

Favourite coxing call: 'Strong and stable rhythm!'

Favourite exercise: A long sunny water outing

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Any Saturday of Summer VIIIs

Name: Danny Cowan

Role: Social Secretary

Subject: History

Year: 2nd

Email: danny.cowan@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: No experience before Oxford. Picked it up first term and rowed in Christchurch, and again for M2 in VIIIs.

Why did you take up rowing? Mostly for the stash, partly because without an exercise regime I have nothing to counteract my otherwise incredibly unhealthy uni lifestyle...

 

Drink of choice:  Jägerbomb

Favourite coxing call: 'Eaaasy there!' (in the dulcet tones of Big Dave Horwich)

Favourite exercise: Beer Mile

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Rowing over in M2 on Thursday of VIIIs

Name: Josh Byrne

Role: Social Secretary

Subject: History and Politics

Year: 3rd

Email: joshua.byrne@magd.ox.ac.uk

 

Rowing Experience: None before I came to Magdalen, then two years in M2

Why did you take up rowing? It seemed like a big thing to do at Oxford, and I wanted to meet people

 

Drink of choice: Tequila shots

Favourite coxing call: 'Tap it on in bow pair'

Favourite exercise: 2km ergo

Fondest Oxford rowing experience: Torpids Dinner 2017