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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“Terrific” Somerville team lose out on Uni Challenge title

The team from Somerville has been pipped at the post in the grand final of TV quiz show University Challenge, ending on 135 points to Trinity College, Cambridge’s 240. Host Jeremy Paxman said at the end of the show that both sides were “terrific teams”, and author Jeanette Winterson – who presented the trophy to […]

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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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