University Challenge 2007–08

Series 37 of University Challenge began on 9 July 2007 and was broadcast on BBC Two. This is a list of the matches played, their scores, and outcomes.

Main drawEdit

  • 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.
  • Teams with black scores have been disqualified.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Nottingham 240 185 University of Lancaster 9 July 2007
School of Oriental and African Studies 165 160 Magdalen College, Oxford 16 July 2007
University of Leeds 225 165 University of Liverpool 23 July 2007
University of Birmingham 145 200 University of St Andrews 30 July 2007
St Cross College, Oxford 110 255 Trinity Hall, Cambridge 7 August 2007
University of Central Lancashire 90 265 University of Sheffield 14 August 2007
Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge 130 225 University of Warwick 21 August 2007
Worcester College, Oxford 160 130 Pembroke College, Cambridge 28 August 2007
Bangor University 105 130 University of Edinburgh 4 September 2007
Durham University 120 255 St Edmund Hall, Oxford 11 September 2007
Jesus College, Cambridge 140 215 University of Exeter 18 September 2007
University of Manchester 260 105 University of Newcastle 25 September 2007
St George's, University of London 130 175 University of York 1 October 2007
Christ Church, Oxford 245 65 Homerton College, Cambridge 8 October 2007

Highest Scoring Losers PlayoffsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Lancaster 50 315 University of Birmingham 15 October 2007
University of Liverpool 100 185 Magdalen College, Oxford 22 October 2007

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
School of Oriental and African Studies 110 155 University of Exeter 12 November 2007
University of York 130 205 University of St Andrews 19 November 2007
University of Birmingham 200 210 Magdalen College, Oxford 26 November 2007
University of Leeds 195 230 University of Warwick 3 December 2007
University of Manchester 210 170 St Edmund Hall, Oxford 10 December 2007
University of Sheffield 270 135 University of Edinburgh 17 December 2007
University of Nottingham 180 350 Christ Church, Oxford 7 January 2008
Trinity Hall, Cambridge 220 50 Worcester College, Oxford 14 January 2008

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Manchester 195 150 Trinity Hall, Cambridge 21 January 2008
Christ Church, Oxford 255 170 University of Warwick 28 January 2008
University of St Andrews 115 180 Magdalen College, Oxford 4 February 2008
University of Sheffield 305 155 University of Exeter 11 February 2008

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Manchester 170 220 Christ Church, Oxford 18 February 2008
Magdalen College, Oxford 165 275 University of Sheffield 25 February 2008

FinalEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Christ Church, Oxford 220 170 University of Sheffield 3 March 2008
  • The trophy and title were awarded to the Christ Church team comprising Alex Bubb, Charles Markland, Max Kaufman and Susannah Darby.
  • The trophy was presented by Joan Bakewell.
  • In March 2009, it was revealed that Charles Markland, a member of the winning team from Christ Church, Oxford, had transferred his studies to Balliol College halfway through the series. He claimed that his team captain had contacted a researcher concerning the situation, and had been told that this was not a problem and that the same team should be maintained for continuity purposes.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "University quiz hit by new claims". BBC. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009.

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