Boat Race spokesman Leo Da Florip said the decision had been taken as a "gesture of support" for neighbouring Peterborough's ambitious plans to create a full blown university.
A suspected unexploded World War Two bomb discovered in the Thames could lead to the cancellation of tomorrow's Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.
Police said it was too early to say what effect it would have on the race.
Ashton Brown, the Cambridge women's president, was in that boat, and despite ending up in hospital a week later with pneumonia, she is one of two members of the crew returning this year, along with the Frenchwoman Myriam Goudet.
What time do the races start?
The race stretches in the direction of the River Thames between Mortlake and Putney, the race is 6.8kms long or as you can say 4 miles and 374 miles of nonstop rowing by undoubtedly some of the par excellence rowers from the both legendary rivals. This year the event will be held on Sunday 2 April 2017.
The race between two of the world's most famous universities marks the start of the so-called English season of typically British social and sporting events that take place during the spring and summer each year and include the Chelsea Flower Show, the tennis at Wimbledon and horse racing at Royal Ascot.
The very first race was in 1829 but annual races began in 1856. Overall in the women's and the Men's race Cambridge university has been leading the scenarios in the women's section the Cambridge leading with 41 to 20 triumphs over Oxford and the in men's section the Cambridge leading with 82 wins to 79 over the Oxford University.