University Challenge results, 1997
These are the results of the series which ran from 12 November 1996 to the final on 4 June 1997. The show began on Tuesdays at 20:00, moving to Monday 20:30 at the start of January 1997, before moving again to Wednesday at 20:00 from 26 February. The winners of each of the twelve first-round shows progressed to the second round, as did the four highest-scoring losing teams.
|12/11/1996||Imperial, London||200||210||St Catharine's, Cambridge|
|26/11/1996||King's Coll Med&Dent, London||155||135||Keble, Oxford|
|17/12/1996||Glamorgan||220||175||Charing Cross Hospital|
|06/01/1997||St Andrews||215||170||Girton, Cambridge|
|20/01/1997||Corpus Christi, Cambridge||240||205||Exeter, Oxford|
|03/02/1997||Harris Manchester, Oxford||200||165||Glasgow|
|05/03/1997||Queen's, Belfast||250||130||Girton, Cambridge|
|26/03/1997||Newnham, Cambridge||125||165||Harris Manchester, Oxford|
|02/04/1997||Charing Cross Hospital||225||95||King's Coll Med&Dent, London|
|09/04/1997||St Catharine's, Cambridge||215||255||Exeter, Oxford|
|16/04/1997||Corpus Christi, Cambridge||185||215||Open|
|23/04/1997||Magdalen, Oxford||335||110||Queen's, Belfast|
|07/05/1997||Harris Manchester, Oxford||135||210||Charing Cross Hospital|
|28/05/1997||Open||415||65||Charing Cross Hospital|
|96 champions vs College Bowl champions|
So congrats to Magdalen College, Oxford, whose team consisted of Colin Andress, Gwilym Thear, Jim Adams, and Alison Reeves, studying Classics, English, Maths and Philosophy, and History respectively. The series winners' trophy was presented to them by Germaine Greer.
The College Bowl challenge trophy was presented to Michigan by the American Ambassador to the United Kingdom, William J. Crowe, Jr.
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.