Bangor University could still reach the semi-finals on University Challenge

The Bangor University team took part in their third televised round of University Challenge on BBC 2 Wales last night.

Having successfully seen off challenges from the University of Durham and the University of St Andrews in previous rounds, the Bangor University Team faced University College London (UCL) in the quarter finals. Unfortunately, the team, consisting of Nina Grant, (Team Captain), Simon Tomlinson, Mark Stevens and Adam Pearce, were not victorious this time. Luckily, they have another chance to make it through to the semi-finals if they win their next two games.

The Team got off to a flying start and were at one point leading 100-0 and answered topics ranging from physics to poetry to passports. The UCL team slowly caught- up and the competitors were neck and neck until UCL eventually won 190 – 125.

Will the next show provide nail- biting tension for Bangor University’s supporters? The next programme will be screened on March 11th at 8.00pm on BBC 2 Wales.

Students’ Union President Antony Butcher said: “It’s brilliant to see Bangor being the only Welsh University to have got so far on TV this series – I truly think they have done Bangor proud.”

Publication date: 12 February 2013