Oxford Brookes University beat the team from Jesus College, Oxford in the second episode of University Challenge Season 2014/2015. Jesus College reached only 120 points, 10 fewer than Brookes’ 130.
St Anne’s College student Naomi Barker called the episode “tense” on Facebook, as the two Oxford based teams went head to head in the first round of the competition earlier this evening. Paula Ayres from the Oxford Brookes team also took to social media after the match, asking her Twitter followers:
Can I say we are better than Jesus now or would that be out of order? 😉 #universitychallenge
— Paula (@peekaywrites) July 21, 2014
Business consultant Ian McLaughlan from Staffordshire wrote:
I firmly believe Jesus College must be expelled from Oxford University; losing #universitychallenge to Oxford Brookes is unforgiveable.
— Ian McLaughlan (@IanPMcLaughlan) July 21, 2014
This was the first game of the current series to feature an Oxford University college. Whilst Jesus College have not won the competition since 1986, the combined wins of all Oxford colleges is 15. Oxford Brookes have yet to win a series of University Challenge.
The competition, which sees students from different universities and Oxbridge colleges answering general knowledge questions to win points, is hosted by journalist Jeremy Paxman, and is currently in its 44th series.
Next week the University of Bristol will face the Courtauld Institute of Art.