University Challenge: St Andrew’s vs. Somerville
Finally caught up with Monday’s University Challenge. It’s been ages since I actually bothered to follow a TV show with any regularity and I am 99% sure it’s because this time, I’ve started documenting my scores. I am a terrible, horrible geek..
Today was St Andrew’s against Somerville, Oxford (one of those ones that used to be all-female and has recently-ish gone co-ed; I was pleased to see that their male:female ratio was 2:2 instead of the considerably more usual 4:0.) Somerville scored a respectable 150, but were outgunned by St Andrew’s excellent 255.
I . . . scored 300. Dropping to 255 if you discount bonuses to which I didn’t know the starter, but that’s what the rest of the team is for. And 150 of those points came in starters. Needless to say I’m ridiculously pleased.
Geeky things I knew today (questions paraphrased from memory):
There was also a question asking “Which author, awarded [some prize] for The Graveyard Book, created the comic-book character the Sandman?” to which the answer is of course ‘Neil Gaiman’. I love it when UC has questions about cool stuff. (I would of course include Shakespeare, Greek myth, etc. in this category, but many geeks would beg to differ.)