University Challenge team through to quarter finals

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

University Challenge team

Last night’s University Challenge saw Oxford Brookes sweep through the second round and on to the quarter finals of the BBC quiz show

The Brookes team were matched against the University College London and won with an overall score of 180 to 90.

Team member and Brookes MA History of Medicine graduate Paula Kennelly said: “We are thrilled to have reached the quarter finals of University Challenge.

I’m so proud of the team who have worked so hard to prepare for the show. We’ve all had such fun over the last few months and it’s fantastic to represent my University in such a popular programme.”

The Brookes team also included members Simon Joyce who studied MSc in Spatial Planning, Steven Mayes who graduated with a BA Hons in History and David Ballard who studied Politics and International Relations. Dr Ian Bayley, Senior Lecturer in Computing at Oxford Brookes was responsible for putting the team together.

The team all graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2014.

Oxford Brookes will make their next appearance in the quarter final stages of University Challenge over the next couple of months.