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University Challenged

University Challenged

University Challenged is a general knowledge competition akin to the popular BBC version, bringing together mixed teams of staff and students who compete in a series of heats leading to a grand final. 

This is an an entertaining and sociable way for the University community to connect and network with each other, with the attraction of healthy competition!

A plaque in the Hartley Library near the help desk displays details of the winners in successive years.

We've been having a break from competitions recently, but check again here for an update in 2021.

2018 Competition outcome: 

Congratulations to the winners 'The Past is Just a Stone's Throw Away': Rosalind Willis, Samuel Harvey, Rupert Bickham, Nathan Pester and Jack Coleman for being there in the final.

2017 Competition outcome:

Congratulations to the 2017 winners, J Power: Stephen Barnes - Chemistry Education, Oliver Hope - Medicine, Matt Johnson - Health Sciences, Jacob Power - Philosophy. 

2016 Competition outcome:

Congratulations to the 2016 winners, The Total Strangers: Alexander Allen (captain), Natt Day from Medicine, Elysia Greenway from Humanities and Jackie Rushby from Health Sciences (who substituted George Duckworth from FEE who played in the first two rounds). 

Southampton team for BBC's University Challenge

Team members from Southampton's previous University Challenge teams help to write the questions, including Tricia Goggin (pictured) and Matt Loxham.

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