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“To be honest, the only reason I row is for Boat Club Dinner…”
Ellie Healey, Ladies Captain 2009-2010

Social Life at SCBC

The social side of rowing is as big an attraction for many as the sport itself! From start of term curries to pub crawls to the infamous boat club dinner, life as a Selwyn boatie is never boring. Have a look below for a snapshot of what we get up to when we’re not on the water.

Boatie Curry:

Every term is kicked off with a bang when SCBC take over the Mahal curry house for the evening. This is the night when crews are announced and you find out who you’ll be rowing with for the next eight weeks. The night is invariably rounded off with a trip to Wetherspoons for a bit of newly-formed-crew bonding!


Basic recipe: Take one Selwyn crew and mix with a crew of the opposite sex from another college. Place in either college’s formal hall and watch the resulting chaos! Swaps are always really good fun and a great way both to meet people from other colleges and to get to know your own crew. Your coaches will organise at least one swap for you in your novice term; after that you’re on your own!

Boat Club Dinner:

The unrivalled highlight of the SCBC (and possibly Cambridge) social calendar, BCD is held three times a year, after the biggest races of each term. It’s a chance to get all dressed up and enjoy an awesome night of boatie banter ending, of course, with a bop in the Selwyn diamond. Completely unmissable!

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