UofG victorious in University Challenge

Published: 30 July 2018

Glasgow beat Emmanuel College, Cambridge, to win through to the next round

Glasgow’s University Challenge Team emerged victorious from a close fought contest to progress to the next round of the televised competition.

The team of four students beat off competition from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, by 200 points to 175. This result means Glasgow will feature at least once more in the competition, early in the New Year.

The episode was aired on BBC 2 on Monday 23 July and was screened in the Glasgow University Union.

The team in full was:

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

First published: 30 July 2018