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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
04/07/2011Warwick220125Edinburgh
11/07/2011Trinity, Cambridge105225Birmingham
18/07/2011Worcester, Oxford180190Clare, Cambridge
25/07/2011Queen's, Belfast85235Newcastle
01/08/2011Homerton, Cambridge200205Balliol, Oxford
08/08/2011Christ Church, Oxford270105Bath
15/08/2011Plymouth45325Durham
22/08/2011St Andrews165195Merton, Oxford
29/08/2011Manchester25570Selwyn, Cambridge
05/09/2011University, London185105York
12/09/2011King's, Cambridge95280Queen's, Oxford
19/09/2011Leeds220115Goldsmith's, London
26/09/2011St Anne's, Oxford140205Pembroke, Cambridge
03/10/2011London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine155215Nottingham
Highest-scoring losers
10/10/2011London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine115190Homerton, Cambridge
17/10/2011St Andrews110250Worcester, Oxford
Second round
24/10/2011Leeds65325Clare, Cambridge
31/10/2011Birmingham80220Newcastle
07/11/2011Durham190245Homerton, Cambridge
14/11/2011Queen's, Oxford185200Worcester, Oxford
21/11/2011Christ Church, Oxford155215Manchester
28/11/2011University, London220150Warwick
05/12/2011Merton, Oxford160170Balliol, Oxford
12/12/2011Pembroke, Cambridge280125Nottingham
Quarter-finals
19/12/2011Manchester125195University, London
02/01/2012Balliol, Oxford160240Pembroke, Cambridge
09/01/2012Worcester, Oxford190150Newcastle
16/01/2012Clare, Cambridge170145Homerton, Cambridge
23/01/2012University, London120170Worcester, Oxford
30/01/2012Manchester33095Newcastle
06/02/2012Pembroke, Cambridge250175Clare, Cambridge
13/02/2012Balliol, Oxford170145Homerton, Cambridge
20/02/2012Manchester270250Clare, Cambridge
27/02/2012University, London235145Balliol, Oxford
Semi-finals
05/03/2012Worcester, Oxford65240Manchester
12/03/2012Pembroke, Cambridge185125University, London
Final
19/03/2012Manchester180135Pembroke, 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.