University Challenge 1997–98

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Series 27 of University Challenge ran between 10 September 1997 and 21 April 1998. The winning team were Magdalen College, Oxford, who were the first team to successfully defend their title.

Results[edit]

  • Winning teams are highlighted in bold.
  • Teams with green scores (winners) returned in the next round, while those with red scores (losers) were eliminated.
  • Teams with orange scores have lost, but survived as highest scoring losers.
  • A score in italics indicates a match decided on a tie-breaker question.

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Edinburgh 205 170 Jesus College, Cambridge 10 September 1997
Birkbeck, University of London 205 170 University of Wales, Cardiff 17 September 1997
University of Exeter 185 190 Robinson College, Cambridge 24 September 1997
Magdalen College, Oxford 205 170 King's College, London 1 October 1997
University of Sheffield 145 265 University of Aberdeen 8 October 1997
Christ Church, Oxford 155 175 The Open University 15 October 1997
University of Liverpool 130 220 Newnham College, Cambridge 22 October 1997
Queen's University, Belfast 300 70 Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital 29 October 1997
Magdalene College, Cambridge 215 90 St Catherine's College, Oxford 4 November 1997
St John's College, Oxford 130 175 London School of Economics 11 November 1997
Oxford Brookes University 230 135 University of Warwick 18 November 1997
New Hall College, Cambridge 35 335 University of Nottingham 2 December 1997

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Exeter 140 275 Jesus College, Cambridge 9 December 1997
King's College, London 215 230 University of Nottingham 16 December 1997
Newnham College, Cambridge 120 320 University of Edinburgh 6 January 1998
Birkbeck, University of London 230 135 Robinson College, Cambridge 13 January 1998
London School of Economics 245 40 Oxford Brookes University 20 January 1998
University of Wales, Cardiff 275 105 University of Aberdeen 27 January 1998
Magdalene College, Cambridge 140 155 Queen's University, Belfast 3 February 1998
The Open University 235 265 Magdalen College, Oxford 24 February 1998

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Jesus College, Cambridge 220 250 University of Nottingham 4 March 1998
University of Edinburgh 205 275 Birkbeck, University of London 11 March 1998
London School of Economics 225 115 Queen's University, Belfast 18 March 1998
University of Wales, Cardiff 80 375 Magdalen College, Oxford 25 March 1998

Semi-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Nottingham 205 240 Birkbeck, University of London 7 April 1998
London School of Economics 85 265 Magdalen College, Oxford 14 April 1998

Final[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Birkbeck, University of London 195 225 Magdalen College, Oxford 21 April 1998
  • The trophy and title were awarded to the Magdalen team comprising Paul O'Donnell, Phil Jones, Sarah Fitzpatrick and Alex de Jongh.
  • The trophy was presented by Richard Dawkins.

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