University team to tackle University Challenge

Posted by ap507 at Sep 10, 2014 01:20 PM |
Students aim to repeat 1963 success

A team of University students will be competing in BBC2’s University Challenge, 50 years after Leicester won the very first series of the long-running quiz programme in 1963.

Leicester’s team consists of Nidal Masri (BA in History), Robert Greenhill (BA in Humanities and Arts) Archie Barrow (BA in European Studies), Jon O'Doherty (MBChB in Medicine) and Adam Brown (working towards a PhD in Mechanical Engineering). Biographies of the students are available here.

University Challenge is an academic quiz show where teams from different UK universities answer questions on all manner of subjects. The show’s host since 1994 has been the formidable figure of Jeremy Paxman.

The new series of University Challenge is currently airing on BBC Two and the University of Leicester’s first match is on Monday 15 September.