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St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Episode 4 of 6

Steve Punt hosts the battle of wits as students at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge take on their professors. From August 2019.

A funny and dynamic quiz show hosted by Steve Punt - this week from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, with specialist subjects including Geography, French and Veterinary Medicine and questions ranging from French gender to horse teeth via James Bond and Dick Dastardly.

The programme is recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in an original and fresh take on an academic quiz.

The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the Highbrow and Lowbrow round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, sport, and quite possibly Ed Sheeran. In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds see students take on their Professors in their own subjects, offering plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.

Other Universities featured in this series include Royal Holloway University of London, Aberdeen, Plymouth, Brighton and Oxford Brookes.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2019.

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 May 2020 02:00

Broadcasts

  • Mon 12 Aug 2019 15:00
  • Sat 17 Aug 2019 23:00
  • Fri 15 May 2020 09:00
  • Fri 15 May 2020 14:00
  • Sat 16 May 2020 02:00