University Challenge results, 2002


Here are the results of the series (Monday 20:00 BBC2) that began on 23 July 2001 and concluded with the final on the 11 March 2002. The BBC then showed the special University Challenge: Reunited series, so for the results please see its separate page.

First round
23/07/2001Hull185300Somerville, Oxford
30/07/2001LSE140180Bristol
06/08/2001Edinburgh150190Christ's, Cambridge
13/08/2001Salford155130Leicester
20/08/2001Christ Church, Oxford235100Birmingham
03/09/2001Wadham, Oxford235120Cranfield
10/09/2001Nottingham125215Keele
17/09/2001Imperial, London250110De Montfort
24/09/2001Magdalen, Oxford140210Trinity, Cambridge
01/10/2001Cardiff145200University, London
08/10/2001Downing, Cambridge220230Newcastle
15/10/2001St Andrews40215Churchill, Cambridge
22/10/2001Durham200140York
29/10/2001St Hugh's, Oxford220145Leeds
Highest-scoring losers
05/11/2001Downing, Cambridge205195Leeds
12/11/2001Edinburgh230150Hull
Second round
19/11/2001Newcastle265145Salford
26/11/2001Edinburgh220130Wadham, Oxford
03/12/2001St Hugh's, Oxford190140Churchill, Cambridge
10/12/2001Christ Church, Oxford170285Imperial, London
17/12/2001Somerville, Oxford290100Durham
07/01/2002Downing, Cambridge180155Bristol
14/01/2002Trinity, Cambridge200250University, London
21/01/2002Christ's, Cambridge28540Keele
Quarter Finals
28/01/2002Newcastle115290Edinburgh
04/02/2002St Hugh's, Oxford135270Imperial, London
11/02/2002Somerville, Oxford270145Downing, Cambridge
18/02/2002University, London155190Christ's, Cambridge
Semi Finals
25/02/2002Edinburgh120270Imperial, London
04/03/2002Somerville, Oxford180170Christ's, Cambridge
Final
11/03/2002Imperial, London185200Somerville, Oxford

The winning team consisted of Luke Pitcher, Dorjana Sirola, Tim Austen, and Vicki Wood, students of Classics, Comparative Philology, Biochemistry, and English respectively. The presentation of the trophy following the final was made by philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock.

As ever, winners are in bold, highest-scoring losers in italics. Italicised scores indicate the result was decided by a tie-break. For the first time, there was a tie for the fourth highest-scoring losing team between Leeds and Cardiff. Leeds qualified having achieved their 145 "in a shorter time, and with fewer wrong answers".