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December 2, 2022

Students at the University of Roehampton made their first ever appearance on University Challenge this week.

They had travelled up to MediaCity UK, Salford for the recording of the programme earlier this year in which they were questioned by Jeremy Paxman. It was broadcast on BBC2 on Monday night (28 November) and is still available to view on iPlayer.

Although the quartet performed well answering a wide range of questions successfully including on the subject of South American football, they lost by 210 to 90 to a strong team from Robert Gordon University.

It was the first appearance by the Scottish university for 28 years and its team will now go on to the second round of the competition

University Challenge is marking 60 years on television this year and a documentary has been made about the history of the show in which University of Roehampton senior lecturer Alex Bubb features. This is also currently available on iPlayer.


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