University Challenge team progress to the quarter-finals

Issued: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:20:00 GMT

In a nail-biting finish, the University of Glasgow team beat Goldsmiths by 10 points in to make their way through to the quarter-finals of University Challenge.

This is the first time in 40 years that a UofG team has gone so far in the competition.

Glasgow started strongly, dominating the first half of the contest, but Goldsmiths made a strong comeback. The final score was: Glasgow 135 – Goldsmiths 125.University Challenge 650

The Glasgow team also had one of the best mascots, featuring the Boyd Orr and the fish from the University’s official crest.

The team is made up of:

  • Lewis Barn from Airdrie - Diploma in Legal Professional Practice
  • Freya Whiteford from Bonnybridge - Second year Physics and Astrophysics
  • James Hampson from Helsby, Cheshire - Medicine
  • Cameron Herbert from Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire - Sociology with quantitative methods
  • Polly Russell (reserve) from Nottingham - Statistics