University Challenge: Edinburgh vs. Jesus
Caught Monday’s episode tonight. Even Paxman had to admit that it was a curbstomp of embarrassing proportions, with Jesus College, Oxford mustering a feeble 35 against the University of Edinburgh’s 335. Edinburgh didn’t bring a particularly balanced team – two medics, a chemist and an environmental economist seemed somewhat science-heavy – but nevertheless put in a storming performance.
I scored 245, 170 without unstartered bonuses. Weirdly enough, the only round I scored full marks on was the one about trees in Spenser’s Faerie Queene, all of which were guesses. Evidently Spenser has a knack for describing a tree.