It was fantastic to see so many of the Officer Cadets giving this naval tradition a try.

Lieutenant Will Jones

The Guy Hudson Memorial Trust, who generously provide support to the Unit, kindly agreed to finance the lesson as a naval education and the feedback from all participants was immensely positive.

CPO Gary Maskell, Coxswain and 2I/C of the Oxford URNU said: "A brilliant night, I can no longer justify my matelot two step."

Lieutenant Will Jones RN, Commanding Officer of the Oxford URNU said: "It was fantastic to see so many of the Officer Cadets giving this naval tradition a try.

"It was a great evening and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as such we'll definitely be doing this again and we'll be looking to learn some more advanced steps next time."

Oxford is one of 15 URNUs located across the UK offering opportunities to 750 undergraduates from the country’s leading universities.

The URNU's mission is: "To develop an understanding of the Naval Service in undergraduates, so that those who go into civilian employment are positive advocates thereof and to facilitate a Naval Career for those who choose one."

The URNU is a chance to experience military life without commitment and gain new skills applicable to all walks of life.