University Challenge to introduce ‘gender neutral’ questions to encourage more female contestants

Posted in Life on August 28th, 2018 by steve

“The producers of University Challenge are looking to introduce ‘gender neutral’ questions to the series. Executive producer Peter Gwyn has said that the questions told on the British quiz show – which has previously come under fire for featuring questions that reflect the achievements of men more than women – will strive for gender balance …” (more)

[Jack Shepherd, Independent, 28 August]

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Ulster University suffer defeat in their first ever appearance on University Challenge

Posted in Governance and administration on July 18th, 2017 by steve

“Ulster University suffered an agonising defeat in their first ever appearance on the TV quiz show University Challenge. In the thrilling contest, the newcomers lost to a strong team from Edinburgh University …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 17 July]

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The University Challenge Rankings

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2012 by steve

“The quiz show, University Challenge, provides a plausible supplement to the established British league tables. If we award 2 points for winning and one for being runner up (I confess this is from Wikipedia) then we get this ranking …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 26 March]

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Poor owl’ Ireland

Posted in Life on February 22nd, 2009 by steve

“I watched and gnashed my teeth over University Challenge this week, when the three-quarters Irish team of St John’s, Cambridge, was thumped into the ground by a triumphant Corpus Christ, Oxford, with a score of more than 300 points and margin of more than 100. Paxo was moved to sneer consolingly that any team with that sort of score needed to get out more. I found it all thrilling, but then I don’t get out much meself, Jer …” (more)

[Prodicus, 21 February]

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