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
15/09/2003St Hugh's, Oxford150195Strathclyde
22/09/2003Hull160180Bangor
29/09/2003Corpus Christi, Cambridge80150Royal Northern College of Music
06/10/2003St John's, Oxford175235London Metropolitan
13/10/2003Edinburgh115155Warwick
20/10/2003Jesus, Cambridge27090Oriel, Oxford
27/10/2003Queen's, Oxford140105Imperial, London
03/11/2003Nottingham110160Magdalen, Oxford
10/11/2003Bristol70225Durham
17/11/2003Wolfson, Cambridge135140Sussex
24/11/2003Reading140210Gonville and Caius, Cambridge
01/12/2003St Edmund's, Cambridge165120LSE
08/12/2003St Andrews19575City
15/12/2003Bradford35280Queen's, Belfast
Highest-scoring losers
22/12/2003St John's, Oxford140125Hull
29/12/2003St Hugh's, Oxford140155Reading
Second Round
05/01/2004Magdalen, Oxford165130Sussex
12/01/2004St Andrews200105Queen's, Belfast
19/01/2004Gonville and Caius, Cambridge195140Strathclyde
26/01/2004St John's, Oxford215190Reading
02/02/2004Queen's, Oxford150180Royal Northern College of Music
09/02/2004Jesus, Cambridge225110Bangor
16/02/2004London Metropolitan150140Durham
23/02/2004Warwick80180St Edmund's, Cambridge
Quarter-Finals
01/03/2004Magdalen, Oxford190130Royal Northern College of Music
08/03/2004St Edmund's, Cambridge50225St Andrews
15/03/2004Gonville and Caius, Cambridge180165St John's, Oxford
22/03/2004London Metropolitan225210Jesus, Cambridge
Semi-Finals
29/03/2004Magdalen, Oxford26585St Andrews
05/04/2004Gonville and Caius, Cambridge220190London Metropolitan
Final
12/04/2004Magdalen, 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.