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University Challenge results, 2012


The 41st series began on July 4 2011 and ended with the final on March 19 2012, running on Mondays on BBC2 at 20:00.

First round
Warwick220125Edinburgh
Trinity, Cambridge105225Birmingham
Worcester, Oxford180190Clare, Cambridge
Queen's, Belfast85235Newcastle
Homerton, Cambridge200205Balliol, Oxford
Christ Church, Oxford270105Bath
Plymouth45325Durham
St Andrews165195Merton, Oxford
Manchester25570Selwyn, Cambridge
University, London185105York
King's, Cambridge95280Queen's, Oxford
Leeds220115Goldsmith's, London
St Anne's, Oxford140205Pembroke, Cambridge
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine155215Nottingham
Highest-scoring losers
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine115190Homerton, Cambridge
St Andrews110250Worcester, Oxford
Second round
Leeds65325Clare, Cambridge
Birmingham80220Newcastle
Durham190245Homerton, Cambridge
Queen's, Oxford185200Worcester, Oxford
Christ Church, Oxford155215Manchester
University, London220150Warwick
Merton, Oxford160170Balliol, Oxford
Pembroke, Cambridge280125Nottingham
Quarter-finals
Manchester125195University, London
Balliol, Oxford160240Pembroke, Cambridge
Worcester, Oxford190150Newcastle
Clare, Cambridge170145Homerton, Cambridge
University, London120170Worcester, Oxford
Manchester33095Newcastle
Pembroke, Cambridge250175Clare, Cambridge
Balliol, Oxford170145Homerton, Cambridge
Manchester270250Clare, Cambridge
University, London235145Balliol, Oxford
Semi-finals
Worcester, Oxford65240Manchester
Pembroke, Cambridge185125University, London
Final
Manchester180135Pembroke, Cambridge

Now 50 years since the show was first broadcast, the trophy was awarded at Clarence House by the Duchess of Cornwall. The winning Manchester team are Luke Kelly (History), Michael McKenna (Biochemistry), Tristan Burke (English Literature), Paul Joyce (Social Studies).

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