Study abroad student: Is there a Quiz Bowl/Trivia Competition society?

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Hi, I'm going to be going to Lancaster this Lent quarter. At my uni, we have a quiz bowl/trivia type club, and I heard there are a lot of societies in Lancaster.
If so, would you say the topics are very UK-centered? I'm from Brazil, so I don't know much about English culture... but I hope to meet people who have interests like mine !

Thank you and happy holidays everyone!!
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There is a quiz @ Cartmel every 2 weeks on the Sunday. The questions tend to be very mixed, with topics ranging from films and actors to capital cities.
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Furness has a pub quiz every Wednesday in the bar, various rounds that usually include a music round, a picture round of some sort and a specialist topic round. Being British I can't really say if the questions are UK-centric, but there's always a wide range of questions.
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There is a quiz @ Cartmel every 2 weeks on the Sunday. The questions tend to be very mixed, with topics ranging from films and actors to capital cities.
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Furness has a pub quiz every Wednesday in the bar, various rounds that usually include a music round, a picture round of some sort and a specialist topic round. Being British I can't really say if the questions are UK-centric, but there's always a wide range of questions.

what is prize?
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There isn't a specific society for it - UK universities don't seem to be into competitive quizzing in the same way that other countries are. The exception to this is University Challenge, a TV quiz show between universities which Lancaster usually tries to get a team on to - I don't think that study abroad students can take part, though

However, that is not to say that there aren't quizzes! Pub quizzes are a big thing here, and a lot of college bars/pubs in town have one once a week. You form a team with some friends and compete against other teams for prizes, usually a proportion of the total collected entry money.
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Hi, I'm going to be going to Lancaster this Lent quarter. At my uni, we have a quiz bowl/trivia type club, and I heard there are a lot of societies in Lancaster.
If so, would you say the topics are very UK-centered? I'm from Brazil, so I don't know much about English culture... but I hope to meet people who have interests like mine !

Thank you and happy holidays everyone!!
Probably best off going to a few pub quizzes.

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what is prize?
Usually money but not much maybe £25-£50 for the winning team.

(Original post by Kathiye)
There isn't a specific society for it - UK universities don't seem to be into competitive quizzing in the same way that other countries are. The exception to this is University Challenge, a TV quiz show between universities which Lancaster usually tries to get a team on to - I don't think that study abroad students can take part, though
I think study abroad students could be on the team provided that they're at the university for the full duration of the filming, which takes place in February-April. The team this year has already been selected, though.
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