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Pit your wits against this year's most knowledgeable UCL students. Take the 'entrance exam' used to select the members of UCL's 1999/2000 'University Challenge' team.

UCL's 1999/2000 'University Challenge' team (from left): Richard Barnett (Medical School 2), Barry Wilkinson (MSc Mathematics 1), David Harris (MPhil Philosophy 2) and Mark Oliver (Medical School 4).

A team of UCL students this year reached the third round of the BBC2 quiz show University Challenge. UCL beat the University of Warwick 245–115 to qualify for the final 16, but then narrowly lost to Christ Church, Oxford, 200–170. It was the first time since 1987 that UCL students were among the 28 teams to qualify for the televised rounds, which follow a preliminary competition involving 150 universities and colleges. UCL's team were selected in a competition organised by UCL Union, which included questions posed by UCL academics.

The 1999/2000 team tried to emulate the performance of previous UCL entrants, including the 1966/1967 team (from left): Peter Strange (History 1969), Nicholas de Jongh (English 1967), Ian Williamson (Electrical Engineering 1963; PhD 1967) and Graham Roe (Mathematics 1967; Diploma Library School 1969).

 

 

 


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