Team set for University Challenge Grand Final

Warwick’s University Challenge is set to compete for one of the top prizes in quizzing as they take the stage of the University Challenge Grand Final.

The Warwick team, comprising Richard Pollard, George Braid, Owen Burrell, and captained by Andrew Rout are set to face Magdalene College, Oxford on Monday 5th April at 8.30pm on BBC Two.

The final will see the two teams meet for the second time this series, with Warwick the victor in the earlier clash by 40 points.

Speaking ahead of the final about his experience as part of the Warwick team and recording the series during the COVID19 pandemic, George Braid said:

“I have always enjoyed quizzes. University Challenge is my favourite simply because it’s the one that asks most about things I’m interested in.

“I wanted to take part when I first started at university, but I didn’t think I’d actually get on a team, let alone one day play in a final. The whole experience was just very good fun, even though I may have felt the pressure at times. It’s a shame that the pandemic stopped us seeing much of the other teams, or indeed each other, outside of the games, but the studios ran everything very smoothly under the circumstances.

“Anyone thinking of trying out for their team should definitely give it a go.”

Commenting on the success of the Warwick team the university said:

“”Reaching the final of University Challenge final is an incredible achievement and we are delighted to congratulate the team on their success.

“We are sure that the whole of the Warwick community is looking forward to cheering them on and cannot wait for the final.”

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