University Of Edinburgh University Challenge

By | 2nd June 2017

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University Of Edinburgh University Challenge

University Of Edinburgh University Challenge

Series 46 of University Challenge began on 11 July 2016 on BBC Two, and finished on 10 April 2017. This series of the long running quiz show has drawn larger audiences than usual thanks to a collection of interesting characters, most notably Eric Monkman from Wolfson College, Cambridge who has been described on Twitter by many viewers as “the most intense contestant ever

  • Winning teams are highlighted in bold.
  • Teams with green scores (winners) returned in the next round, while those with red scores (losers) were eliminated.
  • Teams with orange scores had to win one more match to return in the next round.
  • Teams with yellow scores indicate that two further matches had to be played and won (teams that lost their first quarter-final match).
  • A score in italics indicates a match decided on a tie-breaker question.

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
University of Sheffield 130 210 University of Bristol 340 11 July 2016
Corpus Christi College, Oxford 200 175 Jesus College, Cambridge 375 18 July 2016
University of Liverpool 95 235 University of Warwick 330 25 July 2016
Queens’ College, Cambridge 150 160 Peterhouse, Cambridge 310 1 August 2016
Oriel College, Oxford 150 95 University of Manchester 245 8 August 2016
Emmanuel College, Cambridge 175 135 University of Nottingham 310 15 August 2016
Balliol College, Oxford 220 55 Imperial College London 275 22 August 2016
Robinson College, Cambridge 155 95 Wadham College, Oxford 250 29 August 2016
The Open University 210 115 University of Salford 325 5 September 2016
University of Edinburgh 190 155 Durham University 345 12 September 2016
Wolfson College, Cambridge 185 175 School of Oriental and African Studies 360 19 September 2016
Queen’s University Belfast 105 165 University of Birmingham 270 26 September 2016
University of St Andrews 175 145 Worcester College, Oxford 320 3 October 2016
University of Glasgow 135 150 University of East London 285 10 October 2016

Highest Scoring Losers Play-Offs[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
Jesus College, Cambridge 195 155 Queens’ College, Cambridge 350 17 October 2016
Durham University 85 270 School of Oriental and African Studies 355 31 October 2016

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
The Open University 185 195 University of Edinburgh 380 7 November 2016
University of Birmingham 195 115 University of St Andrews 310 14 November 2016
University of East London 55 195 University of Warwick 250 21 November 2016
School of Oriental and African Studies 130 195 Emmanuel College, Cambridge 325 28 November 2016
Wolfson College, Cambridge 225 140 Jesus College, Cambridge 365 5 December 2016
Robinson College, Cambridge 90 210 Balliol College, Oxford 300 12 December 2016
University of Bristol 265 70 Oriel College, Oxford 335 2 January 2017
Peterhouse, Cambridge 150 175 Corpus Christi College, Oxford 325 9 January 2017

Quarter Finals[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
Wolfson College, Cambridge 165 135 Balliol College, Oxford 300 16 January 2017
University of Bristol 70 250 Corpus Christi College, Oxford 320 23 January 2017
University of Warwick 90 200 Emmanuel College, Cambridge 290 30 January 2017
University of Edinburgh 220 125 University of Birmingham 345 6 February 2017
Emmanuel College, Cambridge 170 55 Corpus Christi College, Oxford 225 13 February 2017
University of Warwick 120 110 University of Bristol 230 20 February 2017
University of Edinburgh 195 160 Wolfson College, Cambridge 355 27 February 2017
University of Birmingham 65 265 Balliol College, Oxford 330 6 March 2017
University of Warwick 175 205 Wolfson College, Cambridge 380 13 March 2017
Corpus Christi College, Oxford 160 240 Balliol College, Oxford 400 20 March 2017

Semi Finals[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
Emmanuel College, Cambridge 140 170 Wolfson College, Cambridge 310 27 March 2017
University of Edinburgh 140 215 Balliol College, Oxford 355 3 April 2017

Final[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
Wolfson College, Cambridge 140 190 Balliol College, Oxford 330 10 April 2017
  • The trophy and title were awarded to the Balliol College, Oxford team comprising Freddy Potts, Jacob Lloyd, Joey Goldman and Benjamin Pope.
  • The trophy was presented by Stephen Hawking, on location at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Spin-off: Christmas Special 2016[edit]

Qualification round[edit]

Each year, a Christmas special sequence is aired featuring distinguished alumni. Out of 7 first-round winners, the top 4 highest-scoring teams progress to the semi-finals. The teams consist of celebrities who represent their alma maters.

  • Teams with green scores won their match and achieved a high enough score to return in the next round, teams with red scores lost and were eliminated.
  • Teams with grey scores won their first round match but did not achieve a high enough score to return.
Team 1 Team 2 Total Broadcast Date
University of Manchester 55 185 St Anne’s College, Oxford 240 Monday 19 December
University of Kent 245 35 University of Sussex 280 Tuesday 20 December
City, University of London 145 35 Newcastle University 180 Wednesday 21 December
SOAS, University of London 85 175 University of Leeds 260 Thursday 22 December
University of Edinburgh 115 60 St Catharine’s College, Cambridge 175 Friday 23 December
Magdalene College, Cambridge 65 225 St Hilda’s College, Oxford 290 Sunday 25 December
University of Bristol 70 75 University of Nottingham 145 Monday 26 December

Standings for the winners[edit]

Rank Team Team captain Score
1 University of Kent Paul Ross 245
2 St Hilda’s College, Oxford Val McDermid 225
3 St Anne’s College, Oxford Mary Archer 185
4 University of Leeds Kamal Ahmed 175
5 City, University of London Samira Ahmed 145
6 University of Edinburgh Rachael Stirling 115
7 University of Nottingham Chris Hawkins 75

Semi Finals[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
University of Kent 130 140 University of Leeds 270 27 December 2016
St Anne’s College, Oxford 75 165 St Hilda’s College, Oxford 240 28 December 2016

Final[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Total Broadcast date
University of Leeds 55 160 St Hilda’s College, Oxford 215 29 December 2016