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17 February 2021

King's College team bows out of University Challenge

The gallant quizzers of King’s College London have bowed out of this year’s University Challenge.

The King's quartet, L-R: Simon Xu, Louis Triggs, team captain Sam Jackson, and Grace Weaver. Picture: BBC

The four-strong team faced off against their counterparts from Imperial College London on 15 February in a must-win quarter-final clash but, despite a commendable effort, the team were beaten 265-95.

An earlier defeat at the hands of Balliol College Oxford (145-95) meant it was the end of the road for the King’s quartet, which included a student from the Department of Political Economy, Louis Triggs.

Louis, who is studying politics, philosophy and law, was joined by teammates Simon Xu, studying for a PhD in cardiovascular science, team captain Sam Jackson, studying war studies and history, and Grace Weaver, studying medicine.

The King’s team had impressed earlier in the competition with victories over Glasgow (175-90) and York University, by 170 points to 100, earlier this year.

You can watch the latest episode on full on BBC iPlayer.

DPE student, Louis Triggs. Picture: BBC
DPE student, Louis Triggs. Picture: BBC