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University Challenge - The Professionals - 2006


The fourth series began on 10th July 2006, ending with the final on 1st August, with shows broadcast every Monday and Tuesday at 8:30. There were only five first-round matches, with the four highest-scoring teams qualifying for the semi-finals, regardless of whether they won or lost.

First round
Bodleian Library19080Society of Antiquaries
Imperial War Museum170120RSPB
Prospect magazine180170Crime Writers association
City bond brokers130120Royal Astronomical Society
Granta100175Royal Statistical Society
Semi-Finals
Bodleian Library29570Crime Writers association
Prospect115280Royal Statistical Society
Final
Bodleian Library230125Royal Statistical Society

The 2006 winners representing Oxford University's library, the Bodleian, were John Wilby, Dorjana Sirola, Mike Heaney,and Bob Wyatt. Historian David Starkey turned up to present the individual trophies, himself a contestant in 1966 when Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge reached the semi-finals. Dorjana Sirola appeared in the 2002 student series when she was again champion as part of the Somerville College, Oxford team.