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UCL on 'University Challenge'

20 March 2007

UCL students bested the University of York 220-145 in the quarter finals of 'University Challenge' broadcast on BBC Two on 19 March 2007.

Demonstrating the benefits of studying at a university with strengths across the complete range of disciplines, the team's correct answers included: "The Eurovision Song Contest", "Farting", "Deserted Medieval Villages", "Spartacus", "Roswell", "Utilitarian", "Beyond the Fringe" and "Tax Free Day". 

The UCL team have also beaten Cambridge's Pembroke College and Girton College in this series, and will appear next in the semi-finals.

Image: UCL's 2006/2007 team, pictured with host Jeremy Paxman: Matthew Howson (UCL SSEES), Ellen Dwyer (UCL Medical School), Joe Murray (UCL English Language & Literature) and James Doeser (UCL Institute of Archaeology)