University Challenge Watch
I thought it was quite odd Johns got questions whose answers were the names of the three terms in Oxford (we have different names in Cam :P)... not exactly difficult for them really.
The guy on the left for Reading was pretty good.
my brother was on the leeds team- the only 1st year. unfortunately they didn't qualify (like i said earlier there is a disproportionate number of northern teams permitted to qualify) + he can't be on it next year because he will be in america when they film + then the yearafter he will prob miss qualifying cos he'll styill eb in the US.
i thought first years couldn't be on it because you qualify for the next year (i.e. if you are in the first year when you qualify, you will be in 2nd year by the time that it is recorded)
I think they give Oxford, Cambridge and London a team per college cos they'd be far too strong otherwise.
My mam, me and my dad usually get around 40% of the answers right, with my mam getting around half of them.
My dad left school at 16 and he still amazes me when he gets some of them right.
I usually do really bad if it is an Arty week, where they ask about authors of books where I have no idea. When they have no science based students on the board you seem to get little science questions. I think my record is about 10 questions right in 1 episode. I doubt I will ever beat that again.
i ususally get all the physicsy and mathsy questions right.
I get about 50% of them, sometimes when jeremy paxman does a maths question I turn off after the 5th word because he goes too fast for my brain to take in.
Has anyone else noticed that they have a huge number of questions about French Mathematicians/Biologists/Chemists? This week there were two questions about French Mathematicians and it seems like every week they come up (esp. Mathematicians).