Who are the berks now?

April 4, 2003

Congratulations to the students of Birkbeck College, London, who beat postgraduates from Cranfield University to take the University Challenge 2003 title this week. The team of adult part-time students won by 180 points to 155. On the way to the final they beat two Cambridge colleges and two Russell Group institutions. The victory comes six years after Birkbeck scored 40 points - the lowest in that series - and left the studios with the soubriquet the "berks from Birkbeck".

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