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University Challenge results, 2011


The 40th series began on July 5 2010 running on Mondays on BBC2 at 20:00 and ended with the final on April 4 2011.

As with last year, in the quarter-finals teams must win twice to progress to the semi-finals. If they lose twice then they are eliminated.

First round
St Andrews185190Bristol
Cardiff210220Oxford Brookes
Balliol, Oxford155190Queens', Cambridge
Peterhouse, Cambridge265165Exeter
York245105Royal College of Music
Newnham, Cambridge135115Southampton
Christ's, Cambridge29060Liverpool
Downing, Cambridge16095St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Newcastle70315Sheffield
University, London155125Hertford, Oxford
Durham120340Magdalen, Oxford
Edinburgh33535Jesus, Oxford
Arts London21595Imperial, London
Merton, Oxford180175St John's, Cambridge
Highest-scoring losers
Cardiff140225Exeter
St Andrews165225St John's, Cambridge
Second round
Christ's, Cambridge220160Edinburgh
Oxford Brookes320100Arts London
Exeter140195York
Peterhouse, Cambridge215205St John's, Cambridge
University, London230250Sheffield
Downing, Cambridge125190Magdalen, Oxford
Merton, Oxford120175Queens', Cambridge
Newnham, Cambridge70275Bristol
Quarter-finals
Christ's, Cambridge160185Oxford Brookes
York120205Peterhouse, Cambridge
Sheffield230225Magdalen, Oxford
Queens', Cambridge190160Bristol
Oxford Brookes135265Sheffield
Christ's, Cambridge120330Magdalen, Oxford
Peterhouse, Cambridge215160Queens', Cambridge
York280140Bristol
Magdalen, Oxford245195Queens', Cambridge
Oxford Brookes190195York
Semi-finals
Sheffield155250York
Peterhouse, Cambridge130260Magdalen, Oxford
Final
York85290Magdalen, Oxford

Winning for a record fourth time, Magdalen College, Oxford received the trophy from historian Anthony Beevor. The winning team were James McComish (History), Kyle Haddad-Fonda (Modern Middle Eastern Studies), Matthew Chan (History), and Will Cudmore (English Language and Literature). The final was unusual in that both teams had already lost a match, and Magdalen became the third series champion of the Paxman era (after Durham 2000 and Emmanuel 2010) to have lost a game along the way.

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