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University Challenge results, 2015-16


The 45th series began on 13 July 2015, running on Mondays on BBC Two at 20:00, and ended with the final on 18 April 2016. Once again in December there was an additional set of 10 shows of the Christmas University Challenge.

First round
Glasgow155185Peterhouse, Cambridge
Liverpool205130St Peter's, Oxford
Kent115160Newcastle
Manchester90265York
Nottingham135110Swansea
Institute of Cancer Research, London70190St George's, London
Christ's, Cambridge20560Kellogg, Oxford
Sussex125195Queen's, Belfast
King's, Cambridge60195Sidney Sussex, Cambridge
Reading110285Imperial, London
St Catharine's, Cambridge165135Southampton
Clare, Cambridge100195Warwick
Queen Mary, London130165Nuffield, Oxford
St John's, Oxford255125Bristol
Highest-scoring losers
St Peter's, Oxford120180Glasgow
Southampton235120Queen Mary, London
Second round
Sidney Sussex, Cambridge75305Imperial, London
Warwick120160Nuffield, Oxford
Glasgow135175Newcastle
Southampton155190Liverpool
Christ's, Cambridge120225York
St George's, London90195Peterhouse, Cambridge
Nottingham120210St Catharine's, Cambridge
St John's, Oxford180100Queen's, Belfast
Quarter-finals
York165185Peterhouse, Cambridge
St Catharine's, Cambridge170175St John's, Oxford
Imperial, London19085Nuffield, Oxford
Newcastle150190Liverpool
St John's, Oxford150195Peterhouse, Cambridge
St Catharine's, Cambridge115180York
Imperial, London130185Liverpool
Nuffield, Oxford115205Newcastle
York260135Imperial, London
St John's, Oxford210120Newcastle
Semi-finals
Peterhouse, Cambridge145100York
Liverpool95195St John's, Oxford
Final
Peterhouse, Cambridge21530St John's, Oxford

Making it three wins in a row for Cambridge for the first time were Thomas Langley (history), Oscar Powell (geology), Hannah Woods (history), Julian Sutcliffe (history), and received the trophy from Marcus du Sautoy.

As ever, winners are in bold, highest-scoring losers in italics. Italicised scores indicate the result was decided by a tie-break.