University Challenge Quarter Final 2: Southampton vs Oxford's Somerville College, TONIGHT

Southampton will be up against Oxford’s Somerville College tonight in the second Quarter Final round of University Challenge. Having beaten Queen’s University, Belfast in the first stage of the quarter […]


Southampton will be up against Oxford’s Somerville College tonight in the second Quarter Final round of University Challenge.

Team Southampton

Team Southampton

Having beaten Queen’s University, Belfast in the first stage of the quarter finals 290-90, Southampton are through to the second round against Somerville College, Oxford. If Southampton win this, a place in the semi-finals is confirmed. If Southampton lose then they still get another a quarter final chance.

University Challenge scores

Southampton lost to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in August after finishing with 155 points to SOAS’ 230. But in a highest scoring loser play-off with Loughborough, they beat them to a place in the second round last month 185-80.

Southampton then went on to smash the University of Bangor in the second round with 335 points to Bangor’s 60, following a 290-90 win against Queen’s University, Belfast.

The team from Southampton captained by Bob De Caux comprises of Matt Loxham, David Bishop and Richard Evans.

The University of Southampton team will be up against Somerville College, Oxford on BBC2 at 8pm, Monday 24th February. The Bridge Bar on campus will be screening the episode.