Freya Willis

Nationality: AUS Height: 174cm Age: 27
Course DPhil in History
College Magdalen College
University Oxford
Status Postgraduate
Role Rower

Boat Race History

  • 2023 – Oxford Women’s Blue Boat

About Freya:

Why did you choose DPhil in History?

I like studying the past for what it can teach us about the present. It can help to explain how we ended up where we are, teach us lessons, and inspire us.

Who introduced you to the sport of rowing?

Georgia Watson at At high school

Where else have you rowed?

City of Oxford Rowing Club (2021-2022)

What are your proudest rowing achievements?

Winning the 2023 Sveti Duje regatta

Do you have a favourite Boat Race? Which one and why?

2003 Men’s Boat Race because it is an incredible demonstration of mental and physical toughness

What would winning The Boat Race mean to you?

It would be a dream come true. Quite literally.