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University Challenge results, 2008


The 37th series began earlier still, with the first match taking place on July 9 2007 and finishing with the final on March 3 2008.

First round
Nottingham240185Lancaster
School of Oriental & African Studies165160Magdalen, Oxford
Leeds225165Liverpool
Birmingham145200St Andrews
St Cross, Oxford110255Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Central Lancashire90265Sheffield
Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge130225Warwick
Worcester, Oxford160130Pembroke, Cambridge
Bangor105130Edinburgh
Durham120255St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Jesus, Cambridge140215Exeter
Manchester260105Newcastle
St George's, London130175York
Christ Church, Oxford24565Homerton, Cambridge
Highest-scoring losers
Lancaster50315Birmingham
Liverpool100185Magdalen, Oxford
Second round
School of Oriental & African Studies110155Exeter
York130205St Andrews
Birmingham200210Magdalen, Oxford
Leeds195230Warwick
Manchester210170St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Sheffield270135Edinburgh
Nottingham180305Christ Church, Oxford
Trinity Hall, Cambridge22050Worcester, Oxford
Quarter-finals
Manchester195150Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Christ Church, Oxford255170Warwick
St Andrews115180Magdalen, Oxford
Sheffield305155Exeter
Semi-finals
Manchester170220Christ Church, Oxford
Magdalen, Oxford165275Sheffield
Final
Christ Church, Oxford220170Sheffield

The winning Christ Church team consisted of Alex Bubb, Charles Markland, Max Kaufman and Susanna Darby (studying English, Chemistry, History, Classics, respectively), and the trophy was presented by broadcaster and journalist Joan Bakewell.

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.