Small version of the QuizSoc Logo Cambridge University Quiz Society

CU800

In Lent 2009 the Society hosted a special tournament to celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the founding of the University of Cambridge, and sponsored by the University's 800th Anniversary fund. A knockout tournament was held between University departments in the style of University Challenge, but with questions centred around the University, its history, research and famous alumni. The tournament ended in style with a packed finals evening in the Union Society, compered by Clive Anderson.

The winning DPMMS team went on to play a team of alumni (Daisy Goodwin, Stephen Fry, Simon Hoggart, Edward Stourton) in a match at the staff Garden Party in the Botanic Gardens. Organised by the Quiz Society, questions were read by Alexander Armstrong with Ben Miller as scorer. The DPMMS team again emerged victorious.

Results

First Round

TeamScoreTeamScore
UL 1350UL 275
Astronomy210Geography205
DAMTP300Music65
History320Earth Sciences55
Physics295English150
Materials Sciences and Metallurgy210PDN175
External Affairs and Communications300MML55
DPMMS215Philosophy165
Veterinary Medicine145 Medical School135
ASNaC180Judge Business School155
Divinity170Genetics125
Economics205Zoology200

Quarter Finals

TeamScoreTeamScore
DPMMS265DAMTP155
History305Astronomy160
UL315MSM140
Physics370External Affairs and Communications45

Semi Finals

TeamScoreTeamScore
DPMMS120Physics110
UL105History170

Grand Final

TeamScoreTeamScore
History110DPMMS170

Media

Full results of matches can be obtained for the First Round and Quarter Finals.

If you missed the semi-finals or final you can listen to recordings of them by right-clicking on the titles below and selecting "Save Link As". Unfortunately the unexpectedly high number of spectators means that the audience applause somewhat overloads the microphones creating an annoying crackling on the recordings.

Photos from the finals can be viewed here:

The 800 Year Quiz