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, 1994-2021
1ExeterCorpus Christi, OxfordQF0915
2St John's, OxfordPeterhouse, CambridgeFinal1630
3Lincoln, OxfordManchesterSF0930
4BradfordQueen's, Belfast1st0435
5Jesus, OxfordEdinburgh1st1135
6New Hall, CambridgeNottingham1st9835
7Brasenose, OxfordDurham1st1535
8CardiffSouthampton1st1840
9Wolfson, CambridgeSt John's, Oxford1st2040
10Wolfson, CambridgeMerton, Oxford1st2140
11St AndrewsManchester1st0540
12KeeleLiverpool1st1440
13Queen's, BelfastJesus, CambridgeHSL0540
14Sheffield HallamNewcastle1st1840
15St AndrewsChurchill, Cambridge1st0240
16Oxford BrookesLSE2nd9840
17Robinson, CambridgeWadham, Oxford1st0740
18KeeleChrist's, Cambridge2nd0240
19Birkbeck, LondonManchester1st9740
20Wolfson, OxfordDurhamQF2045
21St Hugh's, OxfordUniversity, LondonHSL1845
22UlsterBristolQF1845
23St Hilda's, OxfordManchester2nd0645
24Corpus Christi, OxfordEdinburgh2nd0745
25PlymouthDurham1st1245
26LancasterBirminghamHSL0850
27Royal Academy of MusicSt John's, Cambridge1st2150
28Queens', CambridgeLincoln, OxfordQF0950
29Worcester, OxfordTrinity Hall, Cambridge2nd0850
30ReadingBirkbeck, London1st2150