Comprising a range of generations, the LCBCS Committee meets in College twice a year, on the Saturdays of Torpids and Eights. The Committee is looking for new members. If you would like to assist us in our work, please contact the Secretary using the 'Contact Us' webform.
Marc Howe, Chair
I read English as undergraduate at Lincoln, before returning for a PGCE. In that time I rowed for the men’s first eight, and for the OUBC Cherwell 'A' crew. I have subsequently rowed with Oxford University Graduate BC, City of Oxford RC, Falcon RC and Oxford Institute of Legal Practice BC, and in 2011 competed in Henley Masters Regatta. I have been Chairman of the Society since 1998. I am a Principal Lecturer in Law and University Teaching Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
Charlie Podschies, Treasurer
I read English from 2007 to 2011. I joined LCBC as a novice. In my time at the college I rowed for the men’s first VIII, and was Secretary and Men’s Captain variously. Upon graduation I joined Thames Rowing Club in Putney for the best part of two seasons. The highlight of my rowing career was competing in the Wyfold Challenge Cup in 2012 and being roundly demolished on Thursday by Nottingham. I joined the Society in 2009, and have been Treasurer since 2011. I currently work as a civil servant, and have moved on from rowing in favour of road cycling with London Dynamo.
Kate Freeman, Secretary
I read physics at Lincoln from 2005 to 2009. I first learned to row in the sixth form at King’s Worcester. While at Lincoln I rowed in the women’s first VIII, and was Social Secretary and Women’s Captain variously.
After Lincoln I rowed for Plymouth University, while reading for a PhD on the engineering of offshore renewable energy, competing at BUCS and the Women’s Head of the River Race. I have also rowed with Plymouth and Totnes Amateur Rowing Clubs. I joined the Society in 2006, becoming a member of the committee in 2011. I assumed the role of Secretary in 2014.
I matriculated in 2005 to read for a DPhil in Applied Mathematics, followed by two years of postdoctoral work. I rowed in the first eight at Lincoln, and was Secretary for the Boat Club. Since then, I rowed in the Great River Race on the Thames from London Docklands to Ham, Surrey, in 2012. I joined the Society in 2009 and was Secretary from 2011 to 2014. I am a consultant, and plan to run the Chicago marathon in October this year (2014).
I matriculated in 1955 to read Greats. At 9 stone, and not being much use as a rower, I became a cox instead, regularly coxing the second torpid and third eight. The first eight cox at the time was Jeremy Lawford, who I believe coxed the Blue Boat, so I was up against stiff competition. I graduated in 1959, and have since retired. I have been a member of the Society for a number of years, serving as Treasurer until 2011.
I read Biochemistry at Lincoln from 2005-2009. In my first Summer Eights our beer boat won blades, and I rowed for Osiris in the reserve boat race in 2007, returning to row in the Lincoln Women’s first VIII in 2007 and 2008. In 2008 I competed for Thames Rowing Club, winning Women’s Senior Eights at the National Championships and qualifying for Henley Royal Regatta. I coached the Lincoln Women’s Squad in my final year.
I am a trainee solicitor in the media and entertainment sector. I continue to row when I can, and have competed at the Head of the Charles since leaving Lincoln, but have recently taken up running and cycling. I have been a member of the Society Committee since 2009.
I matriculated in 1997 to read Modern History. At Lincoln, I rowed in the first eight, was vice-captain and trialled with OULRC. After graduating I continued to row with Birmingham Rowing Club, and competed in the Victoria state rowing championships with Banks Rowing Club while working in Australia.
I have been a member of the LCBCS committee since 2003, and for several years organised the annual dinner. I work in economic regulation, and rowing's place in my life has been taken by competitive cycling, in most disciplines, on- and off-road.
I arrived at Lincoln as a maths undergraduate in 1993, and started rowing in my first term. I was Captain of Boats for 1994-5 and in that year rowed at 7 in the first Torpid and first Eight. Having graduated and started work in the City, I joined London Rowing Club in 1996, and competed at the highest level of club rowing before a back injury in 2001 led me to other sports. Being keen to remain involved at Lincoln, I joined the Society whilst a student. As the Society's Secretary from 2005 to 2011, I enjoyed the responsibility of arranging the annual Boat Club dinner for seven years.
I am now Head of Finance at the UK Debt Management Office, part of HM Treasury, and live with my family in Kent. I am still involved in competitive sport - I've cycled almost 20,000 miles in the last few years and ran the 2014 London Marathon in 2:50, raising more than £2000 for charity.