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Sussex team's starter for ten...

A team from Sussex face their starter for ten in the current series of University Challenge.

Edmund Kirby (English Literature), Emily Benardout (Psychology). Nicholas Neasom (English Language) and Tom Anderson (History), will be seen pitting their wits against Newnham College, Cambridge, in the first round to be broadcast on BBC2 on 31 August.

Team captain Edmund said after the recording: "Of course, I can't reveal the result, but we had some good brains on our side and were pitched against a very strong team. We weren't disappointed with our score."

"We had a really good time in Manchester for the filming.  There is much more camaraderie between the teams than you would imagine."

In 2006 a team made it to the televised rounds, but unfortunately lost to Girton College, Cambridge, with a score of 140 points to 190.

In 2003 Dave Boyne, Ros Levin, Andrew Clay and Jon Watson, were knocked out in the second round to Magdalen College, Oxford.

Sussex won University Challenge in 1968 and the team reunited to do battle against Imperial College for a 40th edition of the programme in 2003.



By: Jacqui Bealing
Last updated: Friday, 21 August 2009