University Challenge: St John’s vs. Loughborough and UCL vs. Emmanuel
This is basically turning into a University Challenge blog, isn’t it? There will be other blogging, honestly. After NaNo.
Double bill of UC today, as I finally got round to watching last week’s show on iPlayer and then went straight onto this week’s.
First off, St John’s College, Oxford, faced off against Loughborough, eventually winning 220 to 190. I scored 290, 245 without un-starter’d bonuses, and was rather proud of getting all three questions on heroes visiting the underworld (Odysseus; Aeneas; Dante).
Then, UCL lost to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 185 to 260. I posted 275 on this one, 180 with reductions. Only round I got completely right this time round was the round on literary prizes, with Paxman giving the surnames of the last five winners (Orange; Booker; Nobel).
All in all, a pretty good evening’s worth of really damn hard trivia.