F.E. Weatherly, Songwriter
F.E. Weatherly (1848-1929)
Weatherly came to Brasenose from Hereford
in 1867, and was awarded a B.A. in Classics in 1871. In 1868 he achieved a certain fame on, or in,
the river. The Brasenose IV had
practised for Henley Regatta without a cox; on being informed that they must
carry one they decided to do so, but for him to jump overboard immediately
after the beginning of the race.
Weatherly volunteered to take the dive and the crew went on to win the
race; although subsequently disqualified, they had established a precedent from
which the Coxswainless Fours were to develop.