University Challenge 1994–95

Series 24 of University Challenge ran between 21 September 1994 and 29 March 1995. This was the first series of the show for eight years and aired on BBC Two for the first time, having previously been broadcast on ITV. Jeremy Paxman took over as presenter from Bamber Gascoigne, who had presented the show from its inception in 1962 through until 1987.

The series was won by Trinity College, Cambridge, who defeated New College, Oxford 390–180 in the final. The members of the winning team - Sean Blanchflower, Kwasi Kwarteng, Robin Bhattacharyya, and Erik Gray - were presented with the trophy by Gascoigne.

ResultsEdit

  • Winning teams are highlighted in bold.
  • Teams with green scores (winners) returned in the next round, while those with red scores (losers) were eliminated.
  • Teams with orange scores have lost, but survived as highest scoring losers.
  • A score in italics indicates a match decided on a tie-breaker question.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Birmingham 170 205 University of Aberdeen 21 September 1994[1]
New College, Oxford 145 115 University of North London 28 September 1994[2]
University of Liverpool 150 100 University of Sheffield 5 October 1994[3]
Brasenose College, Oxford 185 190 Trinity College, Cambridge 12 October 1994[4]
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 95 185 University of Edinburgh 19 October 1994[5]
The Open University 135 150 St Benet's Hall, Oxford 26 October 1994[6]
University of Sussex 120 210 Robinson College, Cambridge 2 November 1994[7]
The Robert Gordon University 75 225 University of Bristol 9 November 1994[8]
Birkbeck, University of London 215 160 Queen's University, Belfast 16 November 1994[9]
Keble College, Oxford 265 130 University of Hull 23 November 1994[10]
King's College London School of Medicine and Dentistry 120 170 University of Wales, Lampeter 30 November 1994[11]
Jesus College, Cambridge 80 290 University of St Andrews 7 December 1994[12]

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Aberdeen 325 145 Brasenose College, Oxford 14 December 1994[13]
The Open University 235 180 University of Bristol 21 December 1994[14]
Trinity College, Cambridge 300 215 Queen's University, Belfast 28 December 1994[15]
Birkbeck, University of London 120 255 University of St Andrews 4 January 1995[16]
New College, Oxford 200 175 St Benet's Hall, Oxford 11 January 1995[17]
University of Wales, Lampeter 150 230 University of Birmingham 18 January 1995[18]
Keble College, Oxford 130 255 University of Edinburgh 25 January 1995[19]
University of Liverpool 105 255 Robinson College, Cambridge 1 February 1995[20]

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Aberdeen 225 155 The Open University 8 February 1995[21]
Trinity College, Cambridge 335 155 University of St Andrews 15 February 1995[22]
New College, Oxford 175 165 University of Birmingham 22 February 1995[23]
University of Edinburgh 230 185 Robinson College, Cambridge 1 March 1995[24]

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Trinity College, Cambridge 245 235 University of Aberdeen 15 March 1995[25]
New College, Oxford 260 220 University of Edinburgh 22 March 1995[26]

FinalEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Trinity College, Cambridge 390 180 New College, Oxford 29 March 1995[27]
  • The trophy and title were awarded to the Trinity team comprising Sean Blanchflower, Kwasi Kwarteng, Robin Bhattacharyya, and Erik Gray.
  • The trophy was presented by Bamber Gascoigne.

ReferencesEdit

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  25. ^ "UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (SEMI-FINAL)". ITN Source. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  26. ^ "UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (SEMI-FINAL)". ITN Source. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
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