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University Challenge results, 2004


Here are the results of the 33rd series (8:30pm Monday, BBC2) that began on 15th September 2003 and concluded with the final on 12th April 2004, meaning that University Challenge has been running uninterrupted (apart from occasional weeks for snooker or the Chelsea Flower Show!) since the start of the 2002 series.

First round
St Hugh's, Oxford150195Strathclyde
Hull160180Bangor
Corpus Christi, Cambridge80150Royal Northern College of Music
St John's, Oxford175235London Metropolitan
Edinburgh115155Warwick
Jesus, Cambridge27090Oriel, Oxford
Queen's, Oxford140105Imperial, London
Nottingham110160Magdalen, Oxford
Bristol70225Durham
Wolfson, Cambridge135140Sussex
Reading140210Gonville and Caius, Cambridge
St Edmund's, Cambridge165120LSE
St Andrews19575City
Bradford35280Queen's, Belfast
Highest-scoring losers
St John's, Oxford140125Hull
St Hugh's, Oxford140155Reading
Second Round
Magdalen, Oxford165130Sussex
St Andrews200105Queen's, Belfast
Gonville and Caius, Cambridge195140Strathclyde
St John's, Oxford215190Reading
Queen's, Oxford150180Royal Northern College of Music
Jesus, Cambridge225110Bangor
London Metropolitan150140Durham
Warwick80180St Edmund's, Cambridge
Quarter-Finals
Magdalen, Oxford190130Royal Northern College of Music
St Edmund's, Cambridge50225St Andrews
Gonville and Caius, Cambridge180165St John's, Oxford
London Metropolitan225210Jesus, Cambridge
Semi-Finals
Magdalen, Oxford26585St Andrews
Gonville and Caius, Cambridge220190London Metropolitan
Final
Magdalen, Oxford190160Gonville and Caius, Cambridge

Dave Cox (Maths), Matt Holdcroft (Classics), Freya McClements (Modern History), and Josh Spero (Classics) thus make Magdalen College, Oxford the first institution to win the series three times, all of which were achieved in the Paxman era. They were presented their trophy by author Bill Bryson.

Winners are given in bold, and the four highest scoring first round losers in italics. An italicised score indicates that the result was decided by a tie-break.