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University Challenge results, 2013


The 42nd series began on July 16th 2012 and ended with the final (the games prior to that consisting of "36 matches and 3080 questions") on April 29th 2013. It ran on Mondays on BBC2 at 20:00.

See also the results of the Christmas University Challenge that took place in December.

First round
Trinity Laban105185York
St George's, London175145King's, Cambridge
Wadham, Oxford105120Bristol
Strathclyde70245Durham
Queen Mary, London120150Jesus, Oxford
Magdalen, Oxford205125Sidney Sussex, Cambridge
Lincoln, Oxford175180Manchester
Imperial, London22580Jesus, Cambridge
St Andrews105125Bangor
Pembroke, Cambridge200140Lancaster
Bath125110Liverpool
University, London26085Exeter
New, Oxford230145Homerton, Cambridge
Warwick175100Aberdeen
Highest-scoring losers
Lincoln, Oxford120165Lancaster
Homerton, Cambridge160205King's, Cambridge
Second round
Pembroke, Cambridge25575Bath
York145215New, Oxford
Warwick160185King's, Cambridge
St George's, London230140Lancaster
Magdalen, Oxford90220Manchester
Bristol115245Imperial, London
University, London215180Jesus, Oxford
Bangor175165Durham
Quarter-finals
Manchester185115Imperial, London
University, London190125Bangor
Pembroke, Cambridge105195St George's, London
New, Oxford165125King's, Cambridge
Manchester150230University, London
Imperial, London120210Bangor
St George's, London110160New, Oxford
Pembroke, Cambridge135150King's, Cambridge
Manchester220135St George's, London
Bangor19570King's, Cambridge
Semi-finals
University, London195115New, Oxford
Manchester16095Bangor
Final
University, London140190Manchester

Manchester thus became only the second institution to win the series for a fourth time and the second institution to retain their series title, records both jointly held with Magdalen College, Oxford. They were presented with the trophy by the Astronomer Royal, Professor Martin Rees. Manchester are David Brice (Economics), Adam Barr (Physics and Astrophysics), Richard Gilbert (Linguistics) and Debbie Brown (Epidemiology). Their record of four series wins is made even more remarkable by the fact that those victories have all come in the past eight years, and due in no small part by the coaching of Stephen Pearson. They also became the fifth successive series champion to have lost a match on the way to their title.

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