University Challenge results, 1996

Below are the results of the series which ran from 11 October 1995 until the final on 1 May 1996. The winners of each of the twelve first-round shows progressed to the second round, as did the four highest-scoring losing teams.

First round
11/10/1995Exeter200215Middlesex
18/10/1995LSE260155Keble, Oxford
25/10/1995Lancaster240225Swansea
01/11/1995Surrey155175Liverpool John Moores
08/11/1995Gonville and Caius, Cambridge195210University, Oxford
15/11/1995Charing Cross Hospital105230Heriot-Watt
22/11/1995Trinity Hall, Cambridge160190Keele
29/11/1995Newcastle295155Open
06/12/1995Selwyn, Cambridge270135Birmingham
13/12/1995Imperial, London205125St Andrews
20/12/1995Pembroke, Oxford200215Warwick
27/12/1995Lucy Cavendish, Cambridge120240South Bank
Second round
24/01/1996Selwyn, Cambridge225220Middlesex
31/01/1996University, Oxford335105Heriot-Watt
07/02/1996LSE230195Keele
14/02/1996Pembroke, Oxford285200Swansea
21/02/1996Warwick200170Gonville and Caius, Cambridge
28/02/1996Newcastle300140South Bank
06/03/1996Exeter185165Liverpool John Moores
13/03/1996Imperial, London290140Lancaster
Quarter Finals
20/03/1996Selwyn, Cambridge270175University, Oxford
27/03/1996LSE225190Pembroke, Oxford
03/04/1996Warwick235165Newcastle
10/04/1996Exeter70325Imperial, London
Semi Finals
17/04/1996Selwyn, Cambridge210280LSE
24/04/1996Warwick230300Imperial, London
Final
01/05/1996LSE220275Imperial, London

The winning team, Imperial, consisted of Jim Totty, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Pallen, and Chris Harrison, students of Maths and Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Computer Science respectively. The series winners' trophy was presented to Imperial by John Simpson, himself a contestant on University Challenge for Magdalene College, Cambridge in the 1965 series

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.