Former women-only college criticised for fielding all-male University Challenge team

St Hugh’s college, originally an all-female college, has attracted criticism for fielding an all-male team on BBC quiz show University Challenge, prompting presenter Jeremy Paxman to joke in the introduction of the show: “On the basis of tonight’s team, we could be forgiven for thinking they’d [men] rather taken it over.” Founded in 1886 by […]

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Stephen Fry jumps on Somerville Uni Challenge bandwagon

Stephen Fry has publicly expressed his fondness for the captain of the Somerville University Challenge team, following the college’s quarter-final victory this week. In a tweet sent after the contest was broadcast, Fry said: “Somerville’s captain Davies is delightful.” Michael Davies, a third-year PPE student, captained the team to victory over Southampton University in a […]

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