Donate & Alumni

We need your support!

UCL is a world-class university, and has a long-standing association with rowing. UCLBC was established in 1864, and celebrated its 150th anniversary this year. UCLBC provides an inspiring environment for both novice and experienced students to fulfil their potential on the water. But the time has come for us to support the club as it strives to build momentum. The aim is to promote further success for UCLBC at Henley Women’s and Henley Royal Regatta, and see UCL students achieve further success, after having rowed at UCLBC.

How to donate:

Donate online via the UCL alumni giving page. All proceeds to into a separate account where spending is supervised by Bentham BC.


The Bentham Boat Club is an alumni rowing club open to all past members of University College London Boat Club including their friends and family.  It was founded in 1977 by ex-UCLBC members and in more recent years it has seen a resurgence.

150th Anniversary Row-over at Henley Royal Regatta

Message from Bentham Boat Club

As any alumni club, we have many aims and idealisms but the most prominent two that are closest to our hearts are:
– To provide support and guidance to UCLBC and its members.
– To enable BBC members to remain in touch with one another so that they can attend events where they reminisce about the good old days racing at Henley Royal Regatta, Henley Women’s Regatta and the like.

We send out regular newsletters to all of our members and work closely with UCLBC so alumni can attend all of the events hosted by the college club.  It is UCLBC’s 150th anniversary in 2014 and a fantastic event is currently in the works so watch this space!

Every year we hold a picnic on the Saturday evening of Henley Royal Regatta after racing around 7pm in parking space B41 in Lion Meadow so just drop by as there’ll be plenty of Pimm’s for all (or juice for the drivers).

To get onto our mailing list please email us (  We need to continue expanding our membership so if you’re still in touch with your fellow crew mates from times gone past then please do send them our way.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Bentham Boat Club