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This weekend saw the conclusion of the traditional Oxford college bumping races known as ‘Torpids’. Three DPhil students in the Department of Psychiaty, all members of the Hedonia: TrygFonden Research group led by Professor Morten Kringelbach (who did not row), were taking part representing their respective colleges.

Congratulations hedonia rowers

Angus Stevner won 'blades' (four bumps on four days – the best possible achievement), representing Jesus College men’s first VIII and bumping Somerville, Lady Margaret Hall, Univ and Brasenose.

Alexander Fjaeldstad rowed for The Queen’s College men’s second VIII, also securing blades (four bumps on four days – the best possible achievement). The crew bumped Balliol 3rd VIII, St Benet's first VIII, Green Templeton 2nd VIII and Merton 2nd VIII.

Eloise Stark, rowing for Wadham women’s first VIII, secured the women’s Headship. The victorious crew bumped Magdalen College to become the top crew in the whole competition; the result of months of early mornings, dedication and training.