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‘Ofsted visits St. Hilda’s tomorrow!’: University Challenge viewers cringe at the ‘ruthless’ episode where Cambridge beat Oxford by 210 points

  • In last night’s episode, St Hinda’s Oxford took over Cambridge’s Trinity College
  • Cambridge beat Oxford by a massive 210 points at one point with a 225-0 lead
  • Viewers teased university soon after their Cambridge ‘hammer’










University Challenge viewers were reeling after last night’s episode of the quiz show in which Oxford lost to Cambridge by a whopping 210 points.

In yesterday’s BBC2 episode, hosted by Jeremy Paxman, Trinity saw Cambridge destroy their competitors St Hilda’s College – at one point a 225 point lead to zero.

However, after an incorrect answer from Trinity, the final scores came to 235 for Cambridge, while Oxford only got 45 points.

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to tease the team, joking that “Ofsted will visit St. Hilda’s tomorrow,” while others called the “cruel” episode a “hammer.”

Yesterday’s episode of University Challenge saw Trinity Cambridge destroy their competitors St Hilda’s College – at one point a 225 point lead to zero

But after an incorrect answer from Trinity, the final scores came to 235 for Cambridge, while Oxford only got 45 points

But after an incorrect answer from Trinity, the final scores came to 235 for Cambridge, while Oxford only got 45 points

How many Starter For Ten questions can you answer?

1) Which term, derived from the Greek for a collection of flowers, denotes works such as The Good Immigrant illustrated by Nikesh Shukla, Being Alive edited by Neil Astley, and The Zoo of the New edited by Nick Laird?

2) What six letter word connects Ireland’s second longest river to an ancient burial mound, Bonnie Parker’s partner in crime, and an industrial town in South Cambria?

3) Distinguishing features of which planetary satellite include oval formations known as corona and cliffs up to 20 km high?

4) Define the term below

5) Which royal figure was nominated for the 1901 Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement in the Hague Peace Conference?

6) Give the two short words with which the titles of all subsequent novels begin; Samuel Butler’s novel, published posthumously in 1903, a restoration comedy by William Congreve, and Anthony Trollope’s satirical novel about the dangers of speculative capitalism?

7) Name the person who was born in 1968, eight days after his father’s death, he married his 15 year old cousin in Whitehall, at 27 he died for no legitimate reason at Kensington Palace in 1702 after surviving his wife with eight years

8) Which of the Shakespearean characters was described by William Haslet in 1817 as having the purely contemplative nature of the authors?

9) What type of indicator, named after a mother-daughter team, is based on Carl Jung’s theories?

10) For the French to sing, what name means a religious foundation, in which, in exchange for a donation, the donations of the donor and their families will be prayed?

“Cringe, but not the level of cringe it was heading for!” wrote one viewer, sharing a screenshot of Trinity’s astonishing lead.

“Is there anything that can color St. Hilda’s?” teased another viewer.

Trinity College Cambridge shows no mercy here to St Hilda’s, Oxford. Currently 215-0′, a third commented.

‘Blimey – just watched #universitychallenge What a hammer for St Hilda’s,’ said another.

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to tease the team, joking that

Viewers quickly took to Twitter to tease the team, joking that “Ofsted will visit St. Hilda’s tomorrow,” while others called the “cruel” episode a “hammer.”

St Hilda’s team was led by Katrina Dionsio, from London, who studies classical languages, alongside Luca Chilvers, from Colchester in Essex, who studies philosophy and linguistics, Akshay Pal from Bolton, who studies engineering, and Chris Bennett, from Surrey, who theology and sciences.

In addition to their win, Trinity’s student squad was a huge hit with viewers after last night’s episode, after winning over fans during their first round performance of the quiz show in August.

Navonil Neogi, a math student from Surrey, was a particular hit with viewers after admitting to presenting Jeremy Paxman that he had no idea what question he had just asked on the show.

Trinity was also represented by Hatty Innes, Ludvig Brekke and Luke Kim – and Kim became another favorite thanks to his constant grin when answering questions.

Check your answers now!

1) Anthology

2) Wheelbarrow

3) Miranda

4) On point

5) Nicholas II

6) The way

7) William III

8) Jacques

9) Myers–Briggs

10) Chantry

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