James Doran

Nationality: GBR Height: 200cm Age: 24
Course Neuroscience
College Oriel College
University Oxford
Status Postgraduate
Role Rower

Boat Race History

  • 2023 – Oxford Men’s Blue Boat

About James:

Why did you choose Neuroscience?

I grow stem cells into motor neurons to study ALS at the neuromuscular junction.

Why did you first try rowing?

Didn’t like the contact element of rugby

Who introduced you to the sport of rowing?

Alice Denyer at Dulwich College

Where else have you rowed?

Exeter, Edinburgh, Oxford, Oxford Brookes

What are your proudest rowing achievements?

U23 European Champion men’s 8, 2021
Ladies plate winner, Henley 2023

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


What would winning The Boat Race mean to you?

The kind of satisfaction that never goes away

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