University Challenge S46E11 Wolfson-Cambridge vs SOAS

University Challenge S46E11 Wolfson-Cambridge vs SOAS

October 12, 2019 94 By Stanley Isaacs


University challenge asking the questions Jeremy Paxman hello xxx unforgiving minutes lie ahead of two more teams tonight as they try to win a place in the second round if the losers come away with a score that’s among the top four losing schools they will get a final chance to qualify to Wolfson College Cambridge was founded in 1965 as University College but it changed its name in 1973 after a benefaction from the foundation established by Sir Isaac Wilson the chairman of great Universal stores most of its 760 students are post graduates which is reflected in the composition of tonight’s team and alumni include for anyone old enough to remember Procol Harum the musician and hammond organist Matthew Fisher and the former president of Zambia Rupiah Banda with an average age of 25 let’s meet the Wolfson team hi my name is Justin yang I’m from Vancouver Canada and I’m studying for a PhD in public health and primary care hi I’m Ben Chaudhary I’m from Cumbria and a reading Natural Sciences and this is their captain hi I’m Eric Monkman I’m from Oakville Canada and I’m studying for a master’s in economics hi I’m Paula Cosgrove from cook stone in Northern Ireland and I’m studying for an MPhil in nuclear energy their opponents tonight represents so ash the School of Oriental and African Studies which was founded in 1916 as a constituent college of the University of London it too has an emphasis on postgraduate education which accounts for nearly half of its student body among its alumni are the travel writer Freya stark the singer and activist Paul Robeson and the nobel peace laureate Aung San su Chi as a specialist institution the team admit that not having a scientist could be a weakness time will tell their and they no doubt hoping to hear questions on Malay Thai Persian Arabic and Luxembourgish instead representing around 6,000 students with an average age of 44 let’s meet the SAS team hello I’m David Bostock I’m originally from Cheltenham and I’m studying for a master’s in Southeast Asian Studies hello I’m Magda Baron Taylor I’m originally from Harrow in Middlesex and I’m also studying from Alice in Southeast Asian Studies and this is their captain hi I’m Henry Edwards I’m from London and I’m doing an MA in near and release and studies hi I’m Odette Shalaby I’m from London and I’m also doing an MA in there in Middle Eastern Studies okay the rules are the same as ever starter questions are worth 10 points you have to answer those on the buzzer individually and bonus questions can be answered collectively by comparing they’re worth 15 points fingers on the buzzers here’s your first start of a 10 which series of novels began in 1983 with the colour of magic 25th of some Monkman Discworld Discworld is correct yes you get a set of bonuses Boston on physicists who were also proficient musicians in each case named the musical instrument with which they were most associated first Albert Einstein the violin correct secondly Verna Heisenberg piano merely piano correct and finally Richard Fineman was associated with which specific percussion instrument the bongos correct on the buzzers the rules governing which mathematical entity were written in elliptic verse by the seventh century Indian mathematician Brahma Gupta he alternately called it shoonya or car the former being a Sanskrit term for void walsim Monkman 0/0 is correct yes you get a set of bonuses on brothers in medieval history Wolfson firstly for five often known by a by name denoting fleetness of foot who claimed the throne of England on the death of Knut in 1035 in opposition to his own half-brother hard Knut hero her her foot Harald hair foot is correct yes Harold died in 1040 hard can use his successor died two years later which of hard Canute’s half-brothers succeeded him he’s the subject of Alfred Duggan’s novel the cunning of the Dove he’s fine folk beard fine fork bureaus Edward the Confessor and finally after Edward’s death in 1066 who allied himself with the King of Norway to fight against his own brother Harald the second he was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge how do I care for Harald Hardrada that was Tosti ten points for this the metro system of which European capital has been described as the world’s longest art exhibition sculptures paintings and other artworks os Edward Moscone I’m afraid you lose five points other artworks decorate more than 90 of its 100 stations which include Alva k– sankt Eric’s plan and gamla stan’ Wilson Cosgrove Amsterdam no it’s Stockholm ten points for this starter question from the Greek for hard what term is applied to conditions in which parts of a body organ become hard or useless Walton yang are so famed though you lose five points often as a result of Aging thickening or scarring so as head wounds calcification no its sclerosis ten points for this which / – was the author of the lines when as in silk by Julia goes then then may thinks how sweetly flows that liquefaction of her clothes born in 1591 he spent much of his life as the victor of Dean prior in Devon Jolson yang John Donne no so as one of you buzz you may not confer it want to be provide some assurance no is Robert Herrick we’ll take another starter question but you lost five points there for an incorrect interruption of course Wilson right ten points for this royal lot of Jupiter is a translation of the scientific name of which deciduous tree it yields a fine grained wood used for furniture and veneers and an edible nut consisting of a tooth so aspirin Taylor Oh walnut walnut is correct yes these bonuses are on explosive service discovered by the British chemical engineer Edward Charles Howard in 1800 and widely used in detonators and blasting caps which explosive has the chemical formula C 2 n 2o 2 hg cordite no it’s mercury fulminate secondly what explosive did the Italian chemist Ascanio Sobrero discover in 1846 used in dynamite it’s made by reacting propane one two three trial with a mixture of concentrated sulfuric and nitric acids recorded for the cordite no it’s nitroglycerin and finally along with his father who helped to commercialize nitroglycerin he’d earlier designed the first factory to produce it an explosion at which in 1864 killed his younger brother Emil Oscar Nobel it was Alfred Nobel correct right beginner take a picture now you’re going to see a map with a collection of islands highlighted for ten points i want the two-word designation of those islands walsim Monkman the Caribbean islands No would anyone like to bust some sass with a more precise answer so my spur on Taylor windward Island no it’s the Greater Antilles so we’ll take the picture bonuses in a moment or two here’s another starter question figures on the buzzers please in May 2009 the New York resident LJ rule became the first person to hit his funding goal on which website with his project drawing so as Edwards Kickstarter Kickstarter is right yes so you were asked to identify the Greater Antilles in the picture starter we follow on from that with three islands of the Caribbean on the map I simply want you to identify each island indicated which may not be the name of the state or States to which its territory belongs firstly so Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago no its Trinidad is the island is not Trinidad and Tobago that of course that is the state but I was looking for the name of the island secondly that’s uh Barbados I think Bobby’s Bobby knows it is Barbados and finally that’s um Hispaniola he’s been here Hispaniola it is Hispaniola yes Haiti Dominican Republic like ten points for this Eustis of Belen was the eldest surviving son of which English king his death made possible the settlement of the civil war between his father and the Empress Matilda and they’d also Monkman Stephen Stephen of Blois correct yes you gotta say the finish is now years on the Battle of the song firstly for five points the Somme offensive ended on November the 13th 1916 having begun on the first day of which month that year the guns of June – imagine force okay then maybe me may notice July coined by the war minister Lord Derby what name came to be given to the specially constituted battalions of the British Army made up of men who’d enlisted together in local recruitment drives many suffered heavy casualties Assam how cows battalion correct designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens the memorial to the missing of the psalm is named after which village on the battlefield eeep know it steep Val Ypres Zin is further north ten points for this which legendary hero is both in a rate around the title character of the poem by Tennyson that ends with the line – so as Edwards you seize correct your bonuses are on rice cultivation service including rice terraces and other cooperative water management systems the Subic system is part of a unesco world heritage site on which island between Java and Lombok Bali correct built by the Hana people over the past 1300 years a cultural landscape of rice terraces is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Red River in which Chinese province bordering Vietnam and Laos you know correct built 2,000 years ago the if you go rice terraces form part of a unesco world heritage site on the island of luzon in which country philippines correct ten points for this thermodynamics when considering a chemical reaction what three word term is the name of the quantity that can be derived from its enthalpy minus the product of the temperature and the entrance and Cosgrove Gibbs free energy correct your retailer you can get these bonuses on the author Miranda Carter firstly for five points Miranda Carter won the oil Prize in 2002 for her biography of which art historian revealed late in life to have been a Soviet spy and he won’t blunt Anthony Blunt is correct Carter’s 2009 work the three Emperor’s is sub title three cousins three empires and the road to world war one to which three empires as the title refer sit Emperor Emperor’s Gervais Germany Germany Russia and Britain correct in a 2014 interview Carter cited which u.s. historian has her great hero in terms of history writing her works include the proud tower and the march of folly Doris Kearns Goodwin Doris Kearns Goodwin no it’s Barbara Tuchman ten points for this the loudest sound in recorded history is often cited as that caused by what event of August the 27th 18 t3 walsim Monkman the fall of the Berlin nope so as one of you made Celeste Bostock the eruption of krakatoa correct you get these bonuses you’ll retake the lead your bonuses are on places named after saints in each case I want the ceremonial County for example North Yorkshire or Merseyside in which the following are located firstly for five in which County is sent B’s the start of Wainwright coast-to-coast walk compliment Cumbria Cumbria is right named after a ninth century English Saint the town of Sania’s lies on the river great news in which County Cambridgeshire correct noted for marine Court an art deco building in the shape of an ocean liner so Leonard’s on sea is in which ceremonial counties Sussex specifically what’s West Sussex so it’s East us isn’t bad luck right we’re going to take a music round now for your music starts you’ll hear a piece of classical music by a British composer 10 points if you can identify the composer walsim children Elgar it is Elgar his cello concerto in E minor it’s perhaps the best-known recording by Jacqueline Duprey your music bonuses are three more of Jacqueline du prais recordings in each case I simply want the composer of the piece you hear firstly for five this Austrian composer mozart now that’s Haydn’s cello concerto number two indie secondly this French composer their song though it’s Gabriel fauré’s elegy and c-minor finally this Central European composer George ACK it is for Jack yes she’s killing each other right simplest California was admitted to the Union in 1850 which two states were admitted in 1845 now Olsen Monkman North and South Dakota no I’m pretty lose five points now among the most populous in the country they both have coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico one of you buzz quickly says so has Edwards Alabama and Louisiana those Florida and Texas her hit so here’s another starter question the three principles of the people were part of an ideology formulated by which revolutionary born in southern China amazing Walter Monkman matzo Tong no he lose another five points I’m afraid in 1866 he was influential in the overthrow of the Chinese imperial dynasty in 1911 so aspirin Taylor Sun yat-sen Sun yat-sen is correct yes these bonuses are on the Nobel Prize for economics firstly which US social scientists won the 1978 Prize for his research into decision-making within organizations he also coined the terms bounded rationality and satisficing didn’t Talcott Parsons those Herbert a Simon secondly co-recipient at the 2002 prize which Israeli born psychologist is noted for the 2011 work Thinking Fast and Slow nominate Shalaby Daniel Kahneman correct the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind which u.s. mathematician won the 1994 prize for his landmark work on game theory John Nash John Nash is correct the object discovered on January the first 1801 by the Italian astronomer Giovanni gets awesome Monkman series series is correct yes your bonuses are on scientific units in each case give the unit from the description all three begin with the same letter firstly often known by a three-letter abbreviation a unit equivalent to 1055 joules it was previously defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit calorie notes a bTW or British thermal unit secondly a unit of speed of digital communication named after a French engineer born 1845 back row and let’s have it please Becker out though its abode BAU D finally the three-letter name of a unit of sound intensity that uses a logarithmic scale well pal that’s correct ten points for this the name of which leaders in architectural design is an abbreviation of the name in French at the International Exposition of modern industrial and decorative arts held in Paris in 1935 so much Bostock the international movement no anyone want to buzz from Wolfson listen Monkman Art Deco Art Deco is correct yes so you lose five points OS for an incorrect interruption right a set of bonuses for you now Wolfson on languages of China firstly named after a river the northern and southern min forms of Chinese originating which coastal province southern min also known as Hokkien has a large number of speakers outside China who take one dong Guangdong though its Fujian with more than 36 million speakers Shang that X I am G is a former Chinese spoken largely in which inland province the birthplace of Matt Seaton its capital is Changsha Hunan Hunan Hunan is correct with at least 50 million speakers UA that’s why you II has what alternative named after a historical name of a major city of South China Cantonese Cantonese is correct because it take another starter puts two final letters link words meaning a Japanese fried dumpling a spectacular theatrical cook awesome yang a Zed a za is correct yes your bonuses this time Wolfson are on a Victorian poem for all three answers I need the title and the author the sea is calm tonight the tide is full the moon lies fair upon the Straits on the French coast the light gleams and is gone no verb of 1851 begins with those lines nominate young dover beach by matthew arnold correct in which double does daisy perón’s recitation of dover beach karma violent intruder the novel takes place on a single day in February 2003 Saturday by Ian McEwan nominee choudhry Saturday by Ann McKuen correct in which dystopian novel does the fireman Guy Montag shock his wife’s friends by reading Dover Beach to them very hope they’re getting more than one day we were angry nominate yang Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury that is correct if your picture starter you’re going to see a photograph of the sports person ten points if you can identify her walsim yang Steffi Graf anyone like to buzz from so us ah so I shall be written over it is indeed yes the beginning of 2016 Martina Navratilova is one of only ten tennis players in the open era to have completed a singles career Grand Slam that is to have won all four of the sports major titles your picture bonuses are photographs of three more of this select ten five points for each you can identify firstly sister Steffi Graf it is Steffi Graf and secondly that’s Chris Evert Lloyd Chris Evert Lloyd Chris Evert is correct yes and finally sharper yeah Sharapova that is Maria Sharapova right ten points for this fingers on the buzzers widely used in medical research the HeLa cell line was derived from the cervical cancer cells of which so was Henrietta Lacks Henrietta Lacks is correct yes these bonuses could put you back in the lead there on books published in 1516 in 1516 which major figure of the Northern Renaissance wrote the education of a Christian Prince and published an annotated text of the Greek New Testament Messrs Erasmus correct also in 1516 the Italian poet Ariosto published the first version of which epic poem its title character is at night in the service of Charlemagne Orlando Furioso correct its name meaning no place which work by Sir Thomas More first appeared in 1516 in a Latin version utopia correct okay she relieved to now Seleucus Nicator founded an empire that spanned asia from the indus to syria he had earlier served as an infantry commander Underwood’s were awesome children Ptolemy no afraid you lose five points under which royal figure born in 356 BC you may not confer one of you made so I said what’s under the great Alexander the Great is correct you’re gonna fill the furnaces this time on amino-acids OS which amino acid has the single letter code why melanin is an end product of its metabolism anyone is it will pass its tyrosine w is the code of which amino acid the body uses it to manufacture the vitamin niacin and the neurotransmitter serotonin which we posit passed that’s tryptophan and finally which amino acid has the single letter code our it plays an important part in the synthesis of urea right often riboflavin no it’s our G right ten points for this for story and patagonica s– are the largest species of the genus aptana deities of which flightless birds they are known respectively as King and Emperor so I said what’s Heng one penguin is correct your bonuses are on fictional newspapers in each case I need the title and the author of the novel in which the paper appears firstly the pioneer is a newspaper owned by mr. Brooke in which major novel first published in 1871 you ghostery know 1871 new crop street no it’s middle March by George Eliot in which 1938 novel does William boot become a journalist on The Daily Beast scooped by aaron waugh correct the macon tribune features in which 1960 novel 1960 green beans how about some Kingsley Amos come on Kingsley Amos lucky Jim no it’s the killer Mockingbird by Harper Lee there’s less than three minutes to go and ten points for this meaning based on a system of bishops what formal name is given to the churches in Scotland and in the United States ready Tyrion no you lose five points that are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion but innocent rebellion Episcopalian is correct yes these bonuses are on sanskrit titles of English language films firstly which 2002 film stars Jimi Mistry and Heather Graham and has a title that means spiritual teacher in Sanskrit guru correct based on Hermann Hesse’s novel of the same name which 1972 third Archer correct which 2009 film directed by James Cameron has a title are avatar is correct give the two short rhyming words that mean a ruminant whose breeds include cashmere and angora and a small so aspirin Taylor goat you interrupted incorrectly I’d already asked for two words and a small weasel also known as the urn Orson Yanks don’t end go stoughton goat is correct yes right these bonuses are on Christmas Day drownings Wolfson College who was crowned emperor of the Romans by the Pope in Rome on Christmas Day 800 Charlemagne correct on Christmas Day 1100 Baldwin of Belen was crowned the first king of which crusaders state in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem it’s the prestigious university Jerusalem correct on the 25th of December 11 30 counts roger ii was crowned king of which mediterranean kingdom sicily sicily is right another starter question heard LC is a highly revered pellet Thomas Edwards Persian Persian or Farsi is correct yes you’re gonna say the primacy Greek mythology which twins are known as the dear scuri one of them being the mortal son of Tyndareus the other the immortal son of Zeus is Catherine polythene Nomura and denied castor and pollux correct founded according to tradition by the Phoenician Prince Cadmus which the Greek city was thieves correct yes which God was born on that 75m so devotion college cambridge okay the way we settle this is very simple I going to ask one starter question if you answer it correctly you get the points and you win we don’t bother with the bonuses if you answer it incorrectly it goes to the other side if you buzz in with an incorrect interruption of course you lose five points and automatically lose the contest then so here we go ever I’m ready ten points for this the radula is a movable rasping structure found in the mouth of species of which animal phylum wilson children mollusk mollusk is correct yes well so us it’s not a bad way to go out and 175 I would certainly bet my house on you coming back as one of the highest-scoring losing team so I don’t think it’s the end of the day for you at all congratulations to you wolf synapse a great great performance you’re on a storm inform I don’t know why I bothered reciting their questions really you had the answer so quickly to hand I hope you can join us next time for another first-round match but until then it’s goodbye from so ass good night it’s goodbye from Wolfson College Cambridge goodbye and it’s goodbye from the goodbye you