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University Challenge: Durham vs. Magdalen

September 18, 2010

Monday’s episode saw Durham University taking on Magdalen College, Oxford (pronounced ‘maudlin’, and not to be confused with Magadalene College, Cambridge). Magdalen won by 340 to 120, an excellent performance.

There were bonus rounds on ‘Anglish’ (something I have mentioned before), and on film characters played by more than one actor. Remembering the names of all four actors to have played old and new Kirk and Spock (William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy and Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto respectively) seemed like rather a lot of work for five points, but.

I finished with a respectable 250, dropping to a distinctly worse 145 if you discount un-startered bonuses.

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