This is not a political point, I myself went to a fairly elitist university so I might be on difficult ground.
But, it occurred to me that the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge has the same 2 teams every year, and is something of a celebration of both academic and social elitism.
So, next year (the 2013 Boat Race is scheduled for Saturday 23rd March) can we stage an alternative boat race which is a celebration of diversity, talent and all aspects of a local community?
I’ll live video stream the alternative Boat Race on the web, along with a day of community celebrations. It could be an opportunity to showcase all that is good in a local community, benefiting from some of the publicity generated by that other event on the Thames.
So, I’m looking for a community that wants to celebrate itself on the web, and has access to a stretch of water and some boats, along with some brave souls prepared and able to get in the boats and “race” each other.