Introducing… Hawk Talk!

A podcast produced by the Hawks’ and Ospreys Clubs at the University of Cambridge, all about access to sport. Hawk Talk aims to highlight the link between academic and sporting success, and to also improve the accessibility of the University by breaking down some of the stereotypes surrounding it. Hosts Holly Tasker (Gonville & Caius, CUWCC) and Jonathan Vibhishanan (Pembroke, CULRC) have been interviewing current and past Cantabs about their experiences of sport at Cambridge, their different journeys, and how sport has fit in with and complemented their academic life.

Recent guests on the podcast include:

Arav Gupta (Pembroke, CUBC), former Hawks’ Committee member and current junior doctor in neurocritical care. Arav shares his sporting story and discusses how race and racism factored into his time coxing at both school and for CUBC, while also talking about why he set up HOATS, and how it has evolved since then.

Alex Petter (Magdalene, CUCC) – the winner of the Sports Personality of the Year Award at the Cambridge University Sports Awards 2020 – shares his sporting story, from choosing to apply to Cambridge, to being on the Cycling Club Committee and balancing academic work with both sport and medical treatment.

The podcast is available on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

If you would like to share your sporting story, please get in touch at