University Challenge — Lowest Scores

Not much is known about the lowest scores from the Bamber Gascoigne series, except that the lowest score ever was amassed in 1971-2, when a Sussex team, fresh from two series wins, managed only 10 points. It is also claimed that in 1977 the Brunel team were the only team to still be on zero points at the half-time interval.

Outside of the student series, the final of the 2017 Christmas University Challenge ended with the Reading team on 0 points.

The following are the lowest scores since the show returned in 1994.

Lowest Scores, 1994-2019
1ExeterCorpus Christi, OxfordQF0915
2Lincoln, OxfordManchesterSF0930
3St John's, OxfordPeterhouse, CambridgeFinal1630
4New Hall, CambridgeNottingham1st9835
5BradfordQueen's, Belfast1st0435
6Jesus, OxfordEdinburgh1st1135
7Brasenose, OxfordDurham1st1535
8Birkbeck, LondonManchester1st9740
9Oxford BrookesLSE2nd9840
10St AndrewsChurchill, Cambridge1st0240
11KeeleChrist's, Cambridge2nd0240
12St AndrewsManchester1st0540
13Queen's, BelfastJesus, CambridgeHSL0540
14Robinson, CambridgeWadham, Oxford1st0740
15KeeleLiverpool1st1440
16CardiffSouthampton1st1840
17Sheffield HallamNewcastle1st1840
18St Hilda's, OxfordManchester2nd0645
19Corpus Christi, OxfordEdinburgh2nd0745
20PlymouthDurham1st1245
21UlsterBristolQF1845
22St Hugh's, OxfordUniversity, LondonHSL1845
23St Edmund's, CambridgeSt AndrewsQF0450
24Worcester, OxfordTrinity Hall, Cambridge2nd0850
25LancasterBirminghamHSL0850
26Queens', CambridgeLincoln, OxfordQF0950
27St AndrewsManchesterQF1050
28Pembroke, CambridgeSt Peter's, Oxford1st1950
29YorkSt George's, London1st1055
30Girton, CambridgeSt John's, OxfordQF1055