Balliol alumnus Ian Bayley has been crowned BBC Mastermind Champion 2011. Bayley was a runner-up on the show in 2009 and won BBC’s Brain of Britain competition in 2010. He earned a DPhil in computing from Balliol in 1997, and is now a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Oxford Brookes, where he trained the University Challenge team that reached this year’s quarter finals.
Dr Bayley said: “I feel really good about winning the title, especially as I missed out last time I entered. I am glad the perseverance paid off and that I was able to keep calm under pressure with the cameras rolling.”