University Challenge S47E01 Edinburgh vs Ulster

University Challenge S47E01 Edinburgh vs Ulster

October 10, 2019 69 By Stanley Isaacs


[Music] the questions Jeremy Paxman hello welcome to the 2017-18 university challenge about 130 institutions applied to take part and we’ll be meeting 28 teams who have quitted themselves well on our test paper over the next few weeks they do it for a few fleeting moments of Fame a year’s stewardship of the University Challenge Trophy and whatever soggy crisps are left in the laughingly named hospitality suite each first round of winner goes through to the next stage of the competition and the four teams with the highest losing scores will also come back in playoffs now Edinburgh University is a 16th century foundation whose alumni have included the politicians Gordon Brown amber Radha Ruth Davidson the philosopher David Hume and the writer Sir Walter Scott Conan Doyle studied there and modeled Sherlock Holmes on Joseph Bell a surgeon and lecturer in the university’s medical school more recently it’s Roslyn Institute’s or the cloning of Dolly the sheep and in 2013 it’s emeritus professor Peter Higgs was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics with an average age of 22 representing around 36,000 students let’s meet the Edinburgh team hi I’m John I’m from Edinburgh and I’m studying Russian and history hi I’m Stan Lee and from Edinburgh and I’m studying for an MSC in speech and language processing and their captain hi I’m Ennis I’m from Glasgow and I’m doing a PhD in chemistry hi I’m Philippa I’m from Oxford and I’m studying biology I’ll see University’s origins lie in the mid 19th century with the Belfast School of Design and the present institution received its Royal Charter in 1984 with 27,000 students it is Ireland’s largest university and the team’s members are drawn from its four campuses in Belfast Jordan Stein Colerain and Derry Londonderry where the university’s conflict resolution Centre in core is based with a mixed blessing of being the most senior team in the competition with an average age of 50 let’s meet the Alta team hello and Carol McDade from balck Rana and County Donegal and I’m studying for a master’s in English literature hi I’m Kate Ritchie I’m from wearing Stein County Armagh and I’m studying fine art and this is bad captain hi I’m Ian Jack I’m originally from Peter head in Aberdeenshire and I’m reading for a PhD in pharmacy hi I’m Matthew Milliken from Humber and Cody Dean and I’m studying for a PhD in education like the rules of the same as ever start the questions of fellow efforts they’re worth 10 points you ask them on the buzzer and bonuses are worth 15 points and you can confer on those as a five-point penalty if you interrupt the starter question incorrectly fingers on the buzzers here’s your first starter for 10 the white witch moth add up to 30 centimeters the large Flying Fox at 1.5 meters or more the wandering albatross at three point six three meters and the Hughes h4 Hercules Spruce Goose also Jack wingspan wingspan is correct yes the cluster the bonuses are on travel guides after all you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over so go this is the self stated philosophy of which travel guide publisher founded in the 1970s by Maureen and Tony wheeler we can’t guarantee toilet hula climate Lonely Planet is right secondly the choice of name for which series of boutique hotel guys was described by one of its founders as quote a sort of two fingers up at the other guidebooks which were all a bit no sex please were british the blue gate deserting notice miss mrs. Smith and finally founded in Germany in 1827 the name of which publisher is synonymous with early 20th century European travel no many people can Bittaker Vitacura is correct yes right in consulate an ancient Greek word meaning a steersman is the source of what five letter prep –ax now commonly used in words relating to computers and virtual reality and specifically forming terms relating to the internet austere jack table cyber is correct just these bonuses are on fate fortune and destiny in each case identify the tragedy by Shakespearean which the following lines occur firstly an admirable evasion of whoremaster man to lay his dotage disposition to the charge of a star King we are correct secondly our indiscretion sometimes serves as well when our deep plots do Paul and that should teach us there’s a divinity that shapes our ends ruff you them how we will Jewish Caesar no it’s Hamlet and finally men at some time are masters of their fate the fault is not in Our Stars but in ourselves that we are underlings trellising Cressida no that’s catchiest of Brutus in junior season ten points for this if I had been rich I probably would not have devoted myself to mathematics these are the words of which French scientists the author of analytic mechanics a contemporary of Laplace olive was EA he gives his name to an equilibrium point in astronomy an abra Wang Lagrange Lagrange is correct yes so your first set of bonuses Edinburgh are on Britain and Australia firstly for five in 1908 the Summer Olympics were held in London for the first time in which year did Melbourne become the first Australian city to host the Summer Olympics and to just trying to give immediately Nicky safety no it’s 1956 on February the 14th 1966 Australia replaced pounds shillings and pence with dollars and cents to the nearest year how many years elapsed before the introduction of decimal currency in the UK that was what was everything to me I thought I thought a new one I was so Island at five great how many full decades passed between the appointment of Margaret Thatcher and Julia Gillard as the first women to become prime minister of their respective countries of 79 and probably about two thousand nine roughly since I was a three to three days up to the a decade or years they spent five three three is correct ten points today in the 1870s the governor-general of India Lord Lytton described which country as an urban Pitkin between two metal pots British forces made two interventions there amounts of ellebra Heaton Armstrong Afghanistan correct your bonus is this timer on biochemistry firstly which molecule is the basic building block for fatty acid synthesis and glycerol yeah and all right glycerol now see to coenzyme a of Purgatorio and secondly the first reaction of the fatty acid biosynthesis a tion of acetyl co a to form malonyl coa which be bitumen acts as a coenzyme in this reaction I really do all and get any ideas no present no then b12 no it’s b7 biotin the elongation of the fatty acid change of 16 or 18 carbons occurs with the help of the protein cofactor acp for what are the letters acp stand and i see some clean something committee and just you just guess on me a seaside cholinesterase protein no no I feel carrier protein okay right we get to take a picture round now for your picture start he’ll see a map marked with the simplified root of an outbound a notable expedition for ten points I want you to name either of the people principally nosy for making this journey in the 1830s Ulster Jack transformin Charles Darwin and he was on the fifth to be visited by a Detroit so following on from the Beatles expedition to the Galapagos your picture bonuses of three more maps showing the roots of significant expeditions again I want you to name the person or persons noted for making the journey first of a five I want the group of people who set out on this journey in 1846 its settlers for the wine ran for the West what people call so people think Conte gosh no there’s the Donner Party with Donna Reed party certainly who led this expedition which ended in mutiny in 1611 me an update Hudson this is Henry Hudson yes and finally I want the person famous for this journey which began in 1577 my trend of oil doesn’t guarantee it’s just really different this large agreement stream mr. Prosser streak it was the Francis Drake yes quite simple Excalibur an 80 cigarette oh and the British artist Winifred Knights are among those who painted which biblical feast and Abra Hwang Last Supper I’m afraid you lose five points it is the occasion of the first miracle attributed to Jesus’s to John all dr. Jack a wedding get keener the wedding at Cana is correct yes after these bonuses are on works composed while their author was imprisoned in each case named the work and the author firstly a latin work translated into english by both alfred the great and Elizabeth the first and written when it’s autumn was imprisoned by Theodoric the great sorry no idea it’s the consolation of philosophy by boethius and secondly an English prose narrative printed by Caxton in 1485 and believed to have being written by an incarcerated war action night before 1474 Chaucer no it’s Mallory’s multitude and finally an English prose work published posthumously in 1905 it takes its title from the first two words of the psalm in the Vulgate De Profundis I asked a while yes okay confronted it the right practice forest and saltwater swamp known as the Sunderbans forms the lower part of the Delta of which River yeah and Abra Heaton Armstrong Ganges Brahmaputra the Ganges is correct like these bonuses are on Mexico qua wila the third-largest Mexican state is about twice the size of Scotland and similar in size to which Asian country one of the most densely populated in the world ed Bangladesh correct what is the second-largest Mexican state it shares its name with a major desert and is banished to the west by the Gulf of California it’s not you Senora Senora Zamora is correct and finally situated between Sonora and cawila what is the largest state of Mexico it’s about the size of the UK that was one part amazing says yes I’ll try to chew our correct Templeton for this in mathematics what’s this clever term is defined as the attribute of being either odd or even in economics the same term is denoted by one of the letters in the abbreviation of the theory of exchange rates known as PPP and it were Wang parity parity is correct yes you get a set of bonuses Edinburgh on football and poetry in 2010 who wrote the poem Achilles after David Beckham sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon that kept him out of that year’s World Cup is upon ears or something that’s kidding she made way it goes you can just oisin over him do you want to try that from Jacqueline she isn’t dead next event is Carol Ann Duffy correct which Scottish poet tells the story of a declining football club in his 1990 recollection nil-nil his other works include God’s gift to women and the Book of Shadows no idea sir II could have intermissions the genitive I came here in 93 lately express fielding building no it’s Don Patterson and finally who said I liked the idea that poetry was unpopular that it was like being the goalkeeper in 2015 he was elected professor of poetry at Oxford really no idea sorry to learn evil tree anything to it I don’t use any point will just pass sorry that was Simon Armitage right we’re going to take a music round now if your music starter you’re going to hear a version of the theme song of a television show ten points if you can tell me it’s composer [Music] ulster Jack Howard griddle yes so after you get a set of music bonuses three more of Howard Goodall steams for television this time for the points only the title of the program each was written for thirsty for five it’s The Vicar of Dibley it is The Vicar of Dibley trade secondly [Music] mr. beam mr. beam is correct and finally [Music] red dwarf red dwarf is right here ten points for this after a long legs and long necked bird what name is given to the dwarf shrub vaccinium Oxford caucus originally no also Millican cream no you lose five points originally known in England as marsh wart or fenberry it’s cultivated commercially for its dark red acidic fruit ellebra black cranberry correct right these bonuses are on animals whose common name closely resembles their scientific name for example the Western gorillas known binomially as gorilla gorilla in each case identified the animal from the description a single word answer is sufficient in each case firstly the largest land mammal of North America hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century I need to precise five letter name size five Larry nice inviting – plan bison bison is crane secondly a common green lizard of Central and South America mostly herb Everest egg may grow to over 2 metres in length Hey typical just community living there really we’re just trying to chameleons it’s an iguana and finally a medium-sized cat with distinctive tufted ears native to the forests of Europe and Asia Lily take me at least links is correct consider born in 1772 the utopian thinker Charles Laurier made many unusual predictions among them that once the reign of universal harmony began the Seas would lose their to live in aprajita mom strong lemonade and turn into pink lemonade you’re right right your bonuses this time Edinburgh are on physics in each case I will read a fragment of the full definition of an SI base unit simply name the unit please firstly between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom second fist effect yet second correct next a force equal to two times 10 to the minus 7 Newton per meter of length the dasie this is unconnected this there’s a very discrete level is the base unit I can really think maybe I’m pair perhaps hampered and pair is correct and finally one over 680 3 watts per steradian probably could be to demo the others who seem to have my relevance Candela correct then points today expectancy believe it was on the buzzers please in biology what term describes a solution that has the same osmotic pressure as another particular solute hostage AK isotonic correct these bonuses could let you retake the lead there on the US Nobel laureate Jody Williams Jody Williams received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 for her work in the IC BL the international campaign to ban what one night correct from 1986 to 1992 Williams was deputy director of a medical aid organization in which Central American country El Salvador correct in 1999 120 States signed the convention banning the use production sale and stockpiling of anti-personnel mines after which Commonwealth capital is it named Ottawa Ottawa is correct that gives easily 10 fortunate listen we mean to show a fig what word for a type of Informer in ancient Athens entered English in the 16th century with the meaning of a false accuser it has since come to mean a serve-out flatterer at a break-even Armstrong sycophant sycophant is correct yes here we take the lead and your bonuses this timer on a Yorkshire land owning family born in 1826 so Tatem Sykes is described as an inveterate restorer of what he spent much of his own money on projects for which his employees included GE Street and temple more IBK seem to have essential guesses crisis manager uli and castles though they were churches mainly in the East Riding sites his son mark was a diplomat who gave his name in part to a secret Accord of 1916 concerning the dismemberment of which Empire Ottoman correct so mark cites his son Christopher produced the authorized biography of which a major novelists born in London in 1903 joven idea no commute okay let’s have it please trying to Somerset mom no it’s evil in war right we’re going to take the second picture around if your picture starter you’ll see a photograph of an actor ten points if you can give me his name please Ulster Milliken Yul Brynner your burner is correct no I’m saying anything winner is one of a select few to have won both the Tony Award and an Academy Awards are playing the same role on the stage and then on screen if your bonus is three more actors who achieved the same distinction five points for each you can name firstly chul Edwards is Joel Grey I’m afraid secondly the actor on the right in this picture what’s good Jesus Richard Horace no that’s Paul Scofield and finally the actor on the right here Rex Harrison Rex Harrison indeed he plays Henry Higgins in my fair lady right ten points at stake for this known in English by a two-word name which historical German province was divided between the Soviet Union and Poland in 1945 it’s captain above the first letter bruh he term Armstrong East Prussia east pressure is correct yet you take the lead in your bonuses are on the films of Martin Scorsese which 1974 comedy-drama concerns a widow who heads to California with her young son in search of a better life but ends up waitressing in Arizona Ellen Burstyn won the Best Actress Academy Award for her title performance let’s pitch another bad quiz show so Alice doesn’t live here anymore secondly in Scorsese’s controversial film adaptation of nikos kazantzakis his book The Last Temptation of Christ which British singer-songwriter and actor played Pontius Pilate do you generally past David Bowie and finally Scorsese’s first film to be shot in 3d what is the title of the 2011 story of a boy who lives in the GAR Montparnasse in Paris in the 1930s without you he go Hugo is correct ten points for this pirate characters in this Victorian novel include the auctioneer both Rob Trumbull mrs. Cadwalader wife of director of Tipton and freshet the Tory lawyer Frank Hawley and the ladies made tenth rib and aprajita valve strong bigwig papers I knew I liked about some alsa Oscar retreat Middlemarch Middlemarch is correct yet we could give you the lead again there are words that contain the Latin word Peugeot meaning therefore for example under God / goads and gurga phobia in each case give the word from the definition first ann arbor or cupboard walk formed of horizontal trellis works supported on columns paired Allah correct secondly one who squanders money on possessions a wastrel or spendthrift sorry we don’t have it the scattered good and finally a disease of serial grasses it’s particularly associated with Rui algorithm yes Oh Gert is amore go secure base my students the rain of his British bonnet so the publication of Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver’s Travels the death of Sir Isaac Newton and the bursting of the South Sea Bubble abre Wang changed a second no anyone like to buzz from Ulster you may not see Foster Jack George a second that was George the first ten points for this what greek-derived term describes a fast heart rate above 100 beats per minute at Abra Carson tachycardia tachycardia is correct these focuses can give you the need again there on the Seven Summits as defined by the Italian Mountaineer Reinhold Messner that is the highest mountain on each continent in each case name the peak from its geographical coordinates first three point zero six degrees south 37 point three six degrees East Kilimanjaro correct secondly thirty-two point six five degrees south 70 point zero two degrees west aconcagua correct finally 27 point nine nine degrees north and eighty nine point nine three degrees East Everest correct ten points for this somehow seems to fill my head with ideas only I don’t know exactly what they are and through the looking-glass Alice says this of which poem obstinate on Jabberwocky Jabberwocky is correct [Music] who knows if we have another five minutes you might have gone on to answer all the bonuses correctly and take the lead again but 160 I would guess is probably one of the highest losing scores and you probably come back out of thought for the one of the playoffs so congratulations to you Edinburgh it was pretty tight lip and tuck all the way I thought that you did it in the end congratulations I hope you can join us next time for another first-round match but until then it’s goodbye from Ulster University goodbye it’s goodbye from Eddie Murray University and it’s goodbye for me goodbye [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause]