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Oxford computer scientists get Boat Race Blues


Good luck to the two Oxford computer scientists named in this year’s Oxford-Cambridge boat race team.

British-born Dan Harvey (Mansfield College) is currently undertaking a DPhil in Computational Biology.  American, William Zeng (Oriel College) is doing a DPhil in Computer Science.

April 7th 2012 sees the 158th Boat Race between crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The Boat Race is an annual contest between two rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge universities.  First raced in 1829 The Boat Race is one of the oldest sporting events in the world.  The teams compete in eight oared rowing boats, each boat is steered by a cox.

Cambridge lead the series with 80 victories to Oxford's 76, with one dead-heat in 1877.