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University Challenge team through to the quarter-finals!

University Challenge team through to the quarter-finals!

  • Date10 January 2023

Many congratulations to the Royal Holloway University Challenge team, who competed and won against students from St Andrews earlier this month. They now progress to the quarter-finals!


In case you missed it, you can watch the episode now on BBC iPlayer.  

Team captain, George Harvey (Physics with Astrophysics Masters), along with Micka Clayton (PhD, Neuropsychology with Music), Joel Abramovich (BA Biology), Joanna Brown, (PhD in Creative Writing) and reserve member Edward Chesterman (MA Public History) previously took on the team from Cranfield University on Monday 26 September as part of the University Challenge’s 60th anniversary series and Jeremy Paxman’s final series as a presenter.

Team member, Joanna Brown, said “Being a huge fan of University Challenge, I couldn't resist the call to compete to form a team to represent Royal Holloway, but never dreamed I'd make the team, let alone that we would make it through to the filmed rounds!

 “Five of us - our brilliant captain George Harvey, Joel Abramovich, Micka Clayton, myself Joanna Brown and our reserve member and source of calm and wisdom, Edward Chesterman (think Zen Mr Motivator!) - were thrilled to have the opportunity to go to Media City in Salford, sit at those legendary desks with our names on and compete in the nation's favourite - and most gruelling - quiz!

 “And... we got to take part in the 60th Anniversary Series of University Challenge, Jeremy Paxman's final series at the helm - who could ask for more? You can see our first game on BBC IPlayer and follow our progress from there!”

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