Durham just kicked Keble College Oxford’s arse on University Challenge
No joke, we won
Round, Yule, Toynbee and Murray literally took University challenge and smashed it in half. With a final score of 200 they beat Keble college by 100 points.
i don't think there's much that could thrill a durham university student as much as our uni beating an oxford college on university challenge
yeAH WE ALL APPLIED TO OXBRIDGE BUT WE'LL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH
— Jack Edwards (@jackbenedwards) January 7, 2019
Oxford took the lead and for a short while we were forty points behind them. Yet with answers from Murray being produced in a flash of lightening and logical discussions within the team they managed to push their way into the lead.
Disappointingly our Durham heroes were unable to recognise the iconic Stone Roses and lost a comparative question, but they made up for it with knowledge of Virginia Woolf, Rembrandt and the musical Cabaret.
One round for Keble College involved identifying flags, which proved to be tough for our rivals. Paxman described the Nicaraguan flag only for Keble college to identify it as "Honduras". The funny side? This was the answer for the previous question … which they also got wrong. Nice one.
seeing durham thrash oxford on university challenge has made me feel much better about my inevitable oxford rejection on weds bc up the durham x
— evie (@tootimevie) January 7, 2019
A defining moment in Durham history which can only be greeted with: thank you, our Monday's were just made.
Round, Yule, Toynbee and Murray, we salute you.