skip to primary navigationskip to content

University Challenge

Postgraduate student Mark Sankey took part in a University Challenge contest that was recorded in the summer of 2005. He was Captain of the Trinity College team that took on St John's Oxford in the first round and Liverpool in the second.

The first round show was broadcast in the UK on Monday 21st November 2005. Cambridge led comfortably throughout most of the show and although Oxford put on a valiant sprint towards the end, they could not quite catch up before the gong. The final score was St John's Oxford 130, Trinity College Cambridge 165.

The next round was broadcast on 27 February 2006. Trinity led convincingly almost all the way through, but faded towards the end. At the gong, the score was Liverpool 195, Trinity College Cambridge 170, but even Jeremy Paxman said that with another couple of minutes they might have come back.

The Trinity team with Jeremy Paxman
Photograph copyright Granada Television - reproduced here with their permission

Mark Sankey completed his undergraduate studies here in 2004 and graduated with the MEng degree in Chemical Engineering. He is currently working towards his PhD on the MRI of trickle-bed reactor hydrodynamics. His supervisor is Professor Lynn Gladden. At the start of their 2nd year of research, all research students are asked to give short presentations on their work so far and to prepare a poster. After these presentations in October, Mark Sankey was awarded the prize for the best work. 

RSS Feed Latest news

Scientific heirloom awarded to Dr Owens

Mar 13, 2019

Dr Róisín Owens recognised at the Engineering & Physical Sciences Suffrage Science Awards at the Royal Society on International Women’s Day 2019.

International Women's Day celebration at CEB

Mar 11, 2019

Department members rallied around to celebrate International Women's Day with a specially designed cake.

Andrew Fellowship awarded to Dr Zheng

Mar 06, 2019

Dr Qingyuan Zheng awarded the Andrew Fellowship by the IChemE

View all news

Upcoming events

Science Festival at CEB

Mar 23, 2019

CEB, Phillippa Fawcett Drive

Machine learning and AI in (bio)chemical engineering

Jul 08, 2019

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS

Stokes200 Symposium

Sep 15, 2019

Pembroke College, Cambridge

Upcoming events