University Challenge results, 2021-22
The 51st series began on 12 July 2021 with the final on 4 April 2022, showing on Mondays on BBC Two at 20:30. The first rounds were filmed during the coronavirus restrictions, with perspex screens installed between contestants who also wore earpieces to communicate with their teammates. As last year, as the series was filmed over two academic years, the requirement to be a student at the institution until the end of filming was again removed.
|19/07/2021||University, London||135||140||St Hilda's, Oxford|
|26/07/2021||London Business School||100||180||Hertford, Oxford|
|02/08/2021||Emmanuel, Cambridge||135||140||St Andrews|
|09/08/2021||Queen Mary, London||115||90||Oxford Brookes|
|13/09/2021||St John's, Cambridge||155||210||Imperial, London|
|20/09/2021||St Catharine's, Cambridge||130||120||University, Oxford|
|27/09/2021||Dundee||145||135||Royal Northern College of Music|
|18/10/2021||University, London||170||175||St John's, Cambridge|
|25/10/2021||Emmanuel, Cambridge||180||115||Royal Northern College of Music|
|01/11/2021||St John's, Cambridge||220||45||Queen Mary, London|
|08/11/2021||Emmanuel, Cambridge||125||120||St Catharine's, Cambridge|
|22/11/2021||St Hilda's, Oxford||45||235||Trinity, Cambridge|
|06/12/2021||King's, London||165||115||Hertford, Oxford|
|17/01/2022||King's, London||50||235||Imperial, London|
|24/01/2022||St John's, Cambridge||140||155||Emmanuel, Cambridge|
|28/02/2022||St John's, Cambridge||155||125||Trinity, Cambridge|
|07/03/2022||King's, London||80||85||Emmanuel, Cambridge|
|14/03/2022||Reading||145||70||St John's, Cambridge|
|21/03/2022||Imperial, London||170||65||Emmanuel, Cambridge|
Congratulations to Imperial College, London, who join Magdalen College, Oxford and Manchester as having won the trophy a record four times. Remarkably, none of those twelve victories were during the Bamber Gascoigne era. The Imperial team are Max Zeng (Biochemistry), Fatima Sheriff (Science Communication), Michael Mays (Computational Fluid Dynamics), and Gilbert Jackson (Chemistry) and were presented with their trophy by physicist Andre Geim.
As ever, winners are in bold, highest-scoring losers in italics. Italicised scores indicate the result was decided by a tie-break.