University Challenge results, 1982
These are the results of the series which ran weekly on Sundays between 14 December 1981 and 23 January 1983 on ITV. In Anglia, for the first four months the show was broadcast on Mondays at 17:15, then moved to Sundays at 13:00 for the rest of the series.
The first round had a 'winner-stays-on' format, with a team qualifying for the quarter-finals if they won three in a row.
For the whole of the Bamber era TV schedules differed between the different ITV regions, and the show was often broadcast at different times and on different days in different parts of the country, and sometimes the regions were even a week or two out of sync with each other. Where the date differed, I try to use the date the show was broadcast in the Anglia region in the tables.
There are many gaps that I've been unable to find, so please do contact me if you can assist.
|14/12/1981||Corpus Christi, Cambridge||275||190||Essex|
|21/12/1981||Somerville, Oxford||Trinity Hall, Cambridge|
|10/01/1982||Open||Trinity Hall, Cambridge|
|07/02/1982||Magdalene, Cambridge||Merton, Oxford|
|14/02/1982||Imperial, London||275||165||New Hall, Cambridge|
|21/03/1982||University, Oxford||Churchill, Cambridge|
|25/04/1982||Balliol, Oxford||Gonville and Caius, Cambridge|
|02/05/1982||Reading||Gonville and Caius, Cambridge|
|09/05/1982||Gonville and Caius, Cambridge||Sussex|
|16/05/1982||Aston||St Hilda's, Oxford|
|27/06/1982||St Andrews||Jesus, Cambridge|
|04/07/1982||St Andrews||Worcester, Oxford|
|11/07/1982||Christ Church, Oxford||Pembroke, Cambridge|
|25/07/1982||Pembroke, Cambridge||285||205||Sidney Sussex, Cambridge|
|21/11/1982||Corpus Christi, Cambridge||Gonville and Caius, Cambridge|
|28/11/1982||St Andrews||365||160||Imperial, London|
|05/12/1982||Magdalene, Cambridge||Pembroke, Cambridge|
|12/12/1982||University, Oxford||Corpus Christi, Cambridge|
|19/12/1982||St Andrews||310||300||Magdalene, Cambridge|
|26/12/1982||University, Oxford||225||190||St Andrews|
|09/01/1983||University, Oxford||105||370||St Andrews|
|16/01/1983||University, Oxford||255||260||St Andrews|
|23/01/1983||St Andrews Students||200||170||St Andrews Dons|
The winning team representing St Andrews were Kevin Philpott (Medieval History), Stephen Watt (Philosophy & Linguistics), Andrew Preiss (Physics), and Alan Frith (History). In their end of series special against a team of St Andrews Dons they played John Allen, Stephen Boyd, John Kenyon, Donald Watt and (reserve, who uniquely was swapped in for Donald Watt halfway through the game) Donald Bullough. They chose three microfiche readers for the library as their prize.