Simon Joyce, a Master’s student with the Department of Planning who was part of the Oxford Brookes team which beat a team from Jesus College, Oxford in their first round match of the new season of University Challenge on Monday (21 July).

Simon won a place on the team back in October last year and the contest that was aired on BBC2 on Monday was recorded in February this year. The team is coached by Dr Ian Bayley, a lecturer in the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies.  Although the competition has already finished filming, Ian has resisted all attempts to get the final result out of him, so you’ll need to keep watching!

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