University Challenge — Appearances, 1962–1987

Below is a list of the 119 institutions that I have found that appeared on at least one series during the Bamber Gascoigne series between 1962 and 1987. In most cases, my information on the series is incomplete so a gap does not guarantee that an institution didn't actually appear on a given series. Also, unless a team is marked as having made the quarter-finals or later, some of the teams marked as not having progressed beyond the first round may in fact have done so. See the series results tables by clicking on the cell in the table to find out more.

Also, the many teams that I've seen claimed to be on particular series without further details on their appearance are marked with a hyphen (-). Inevitably, some of these will turn out to be incorrect, usually one series out from the correct series, due to faulty memory or inconsistency in reporting the series (eg "I was on the show in 1970", could mean either the 1969-70, or 1970-71, probably the latter).

After the first few series, institutions were invited to appear in rotation, with most universities invited every other year, and Cambridge and Oxford colleges invited every three years or so, meaning that it was rare for a university to be on two years in succession. Exceptions to this were usually because a team had lost a close match, and a complaint about an incorrect question sometimes resulted in that team's being invited back for the next series. Similarly, if a team was still undefeated when the first round ended then they could come back the following series with their previous series' wins carried over.

See also: Appearances by institution, 1994-present

Team6365666768697071727374757677787980818283848687Total
Aberdeen111115
Aberystwyth2-1Q1H6
Aston31
Balliol, OxfordF1--3F-329
Bangor11
Bath1-114
Bedford, London111-11-7
Birkbeck, LondonQ4111-6
Birmingham11FSS3Q7
BradfordW123
Brasenose, Oxford1213
Bristol1-131Q6
Brunel112
Canadian Universities11
Cardiff2-124
Christ Church, OxfordQ-13
Christ's, CambridgeSF2215
Churchill, Cambridge1W1S1Q6
City11
Clare, Cambridge-21Q25
Corpus Christi, Cambridge1-1-Q2S18
Corpus Christi, Oxford11-11-6
Downing, Cambridge2-2-2117
Dundee--QQW16
DurhamS-2W1F6
EdinburghSQ11-F2S8
Emmanuel, Cambridge2Q1-216
Essex-F11Q5
Exeter13-121Q7
Exeter, Oxford11-1-5
Fitzwilliam, Cambridge1QW1-5
Girton, Cambridge-22Q15
Glasgow2SS2126
Gonville and Caius, CambridgeQ-SFQQ6
Hertford, Oxford1113
Hughes Hall, Cambridge21114
Hull11FS1127
Imperial, London111111QF8
Jesus, Cambridge3F-14
Jesus, OxfordQQ1W4
Keble, OxfordQ1FW13W7
KeeleQ11WQ111121112
KentQ1114
King's, Cambridge1QS1Q5
King's, LondonS2F-F1118
LSE1111-5
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford13114
Lancaster11-F4
LeedsQ12--1Q28
LeicesterW131-14-8
Lincoln, Oxford2S124
Liverpool11114
Loughborough21
Magdalen, Oxford13S1-5
Magdalene, CambridgeQ--F1S17
Manchester113--42-S9
Mansfield, Oxford-12
Merton, Oxford--SS-W17
Murray Edwards, Cambridge1S114
New, OxfordW-F115
Newcastle1311-Q118
Newnham, Cambridge-111--16
NottinghamS1QS3116
Nuffield, Oxford1-13
Open-3WS4
Oriel, Oxford2W-115
Pembroke, Cambridge31-QQ16
Pembroke, Oxford2-33
Peterhouse, CambridgeQ2Q2125
Queen Elizabeth, London11-3
Queen Mary, London12-14
Queen's, Belfast11S2WH6
Queen's, Dundee312
Queen's, Oxford22QQ4
Queens', Cambridge21F14
Reading111-216
Royal Holloway, London12112Q6
SOAS21
Salford1123
Selwyn, CambridgeQ1-3
Sheffield11----17
Sidney Sussex, Cambridge22WSW1118
Somerville, Oxford2Q114
Southampton2Q11236
St Andrews1-QWF16
St Anne's, Oxford12-Q1S6
St Catharine's, Cambridge1-114
St Catherine's, Oxford1323
St David's, LampeterSQ-11--S1210
St Edmund Hall, Oxford2133
St Hilda's, OxfordS1S11117
St Hugh's, Oxford1--Q1S27
St John's, Cambridge11QS4
St John's, Oxford1-114
St Peter's, Oxford4111-5
Stirling12114
Strathclyde1123
Surrey1113
Sussex11WW116
Swansea11
Trinity Hall, Cambridge3-124
Trinity, Cambridge1-WQ113Q8
Trinity, Dublin111-1-6
Trinity, Oxford1FS14
UEA1-2115
UMIST-1
UWIST3--3
Ulster-113
University College North Wales, Bangor11
University, Cardiff111S4
University, Dublin11114
University, LondonS1111S1121111
University, Oxford-WWFF5
University, Swansea112
Wadham, OxfordQ-21-5
Warwick1S2115
Westfield, London11-115
Worcester, OxfordF1114
York-11-1-QQ39

-Round reached unknown
1Lost first game/played at least one first-round game
2Lost second game/played at least two first-round games
3Lost third game/played at least three first-round games
QLosing quarter-finalist
SLosing semi-finalist
FLosing finalist
WSeries champion