Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19023 posts, RR: 53 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
Last month, the university at which I am a student held an intra-departmental University Challenge, very similar – but without the cameras – to that chaired by Jeremy Paxman on BBC2.
I was actually a reserve member – my girlfriend was the leader of her team, so she was influential ( ) – and we won by quite a bit. Although I wasn't on the panel that actually played, I got about 11 questions right - more than what 3 of the 4 students got.
Anyway, the members of the winning team and the team against whom we played in the final now have the opportunity to go on TV for the real University Challenge. It would be so funny if I was there representing this university and not knowing a single answer. LOL. If I do get called-up, I will let you know so you can have a good laugh at my expense.
[Edited 2005-03-19 12:59:59]
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Kieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1177 times:
Quoting Cambrian (Reply 19): I know! But north Essex is actually quite posh. The memories are flooding back!
Well, I'm sure it is! I have scant knowlage of the south east, and like each county, there are shite ares and nice areas. What can I say anyway! I'm from Stoke-on-trent!
The guy that invented the Spitfire- Reginald Mitchell (plus point)
The guy who captained the Titanic- Capt Smith (minus point)
Bruno Brookes (former DJ) (minus point)
Anthea Turner (minus point)
Robbie Williams (complete fecking minus point!)
Johnathan Wilkes (was in my class at schoo, and of You've been framed fame- ABSOLUTE COMPLETE BAD FECKING POINT)
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3691 posts, RR: 29 Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Since I am graduating this year and a bit of an armchair contestant (average about 50pts a game) I put my note forward to the Pres of the SU who was organising the team back in Spring last year. Then after a few months I got back to him asking him what happened and the deadline was missed and forgot to put forward a team....which for a top 10 University is a disgrace!
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