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Chemical Engineer captains University Challenge team

last modified Jan 23, 2014 02:43 PM
Chemical Engineer captains University Challenge team

The Girton team with Jeremy Paxton (c) ITV Studios

Undergraduate student Christopher Cameron is currently Captain of the Girton College team taking part in University Challenge. In their first quarter final, Girton were beaten by a strong team from St John's College, Oxford, but due to a change in the rules, teams now have to win two quarter-final matches to get through to the semifinals. So, on 8 February 2010 they met St Andrews University. After a closely fought match, they won by 140 points to 115, so will now have another chance to stay in the competition.

Girton had previously beaten Nottingham in the first round and the medics of St George's, University of London, in the second round. 

Chris is a Part IIB student here, working towards his MEng. He said, "It was a very surreal experience, being led onto a set you've seen a hundred times but now it's your name under the buzzer! You have to overcome any nerves very quickly and focus straight away, but the team was superb. Personally I was very disappointed that there wasn't a question on CSTR's, but maybe next time!"

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