Vincent's Club

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Vincent's Club
W.B. Woodgate 1921.jpg
W. B. Woodgate, founder of Vincent's Club
Formation1863 (1863)
  • 1A King Edward Street
Coordinates51°45′08″N 1°15′18″W / 51.7522°N 1.2549°W / 51.7522; -1.2549Coordinates: 51°45′08″N 1°15′18″W / 51.7522°N 1.2549°W / 51.7522; -1.2549
Region served
Oxford University
Blues (predominantly)
Sophie Taylor
Chairman of Trustees
Ivor Roberts

Vincent's Club is a sports club predominantly but not exclusively for Oxford Blues at Oxford University.

The club was founded in 1863 by the oarsman Walter Bradford Woodgate (1841–1920)[1] of Brasenose College, Oxford, and he was the first president of the club.[2] Woodgate stated that Vincent's "should consist of the picked hundred of the University, selected for all-round qualities; social, physical and intellectual qualities being duly considered."[3]

Vincent's Club is located in upstairs premises off the High Street at 1A King Edward Street in central Oxford. The Club was originally located in the old reading rooms which J.H.Vincent, the printer, had previously kept at 90 High Street.[3] The undergraduate membership is limited to 150 at any one time. Members are elected for life.[3]

Chairman of Trustees[edit]

View of High Street, Oxford. The windows of Vincent's Club are visible to the right.

Notable members[edit]


Name Year Notes
Walter Bradford Woodgate 1863
Edward Carr Glyn 1865
Edwyn Scudamore-Stanhope 1876
Tom Edwards-Moss 1877
Donald Maclean (British politician) 1886
Herbert Hayton Castens 1887
Guy Nickalls 1890
Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford 1891
H. D. G. Leveson Gower 1896
Thomas Arthur Nelson 1899
Felix Warre 1901
William Findlay 1903
Patrick Munro 1907
Alister Kirby 1909
Ronald Lagden 1912
Ewart Horsfall 1919
Bevil Rudd 1921
William Rankine Milligan, Lord Milligan 1923
Alec Douglas-Home 1926
Pieter van der Bijl 1932
Jack Lovelock 1934
Jake Seamer 1936
John Dossetor 1945
David Macindoe 1946
Ossie Newton-Thompson 1948
Roger Bannister 1950
Donald Carr 1951
M. J. K. Smith 1956
Frederick Edward Robin Butler 1961
Melville Guest 1966
Rod Eddington 1977

Other members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Michael G. Brock and M. C. Curthoys, The History of the University of Oxford, Volume 7, Part 2. Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-951017-7. Page 536.
  2. ^ W. B. Woodgate, Reminiscences of an old sportsman, Vincent's Club, Oxford, UK.
  3. ^ a b c J. C. Masterman, Vincent's Club, Vincent's Club, Oxford, UK.

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