University Challenge: UCL vs. Hertford
Finally caught Monday’s show – an unusually difficult one, I think, where both teams combined scored less than last week’s winners. UCL beat Hertford College, Oxford, 155 to 125.
Hertford were unusual on two fronts, both for fielding two women as opposed to the usual one or none (as a co-ed college; Newnham, which is all-female, is an obvious exception) and for only having one English student on the team (plus two Americans and a Norwegian.)
I scored 205, 180 without un-startered bonuses. Ten of those points came from knowing that fifteenth-century friar Luca Paccoli invented double-entry bookkeeping, a fact remarkable only because it was one of the specific trivia my father told me, when I was tiny, on the basis that one day I would need it for a quiz.