Imperial University Challenge team beat Exeter to go through into the next round of the competition.
Having lost to Strathclyde University in the first round Imperial was lucky to get a chance to redeem themselves, qualifying for a playoff as one of the “highest scoring losers”.
In a very close competition on Monday, the match, which was filmed after the spring lockdown, saw Imperial emerge victorious. Their captain, Michael Kohn was the driving force of the team, answering questions correctly on topics as disparate as Russian literature, German philosophers and ABBA. Kohn provoked controversy for his seemingly dismissive attitude to the hit song “Does your Mother know?”.
In a nail biting conclusion, the teams were separated by only five points with each team buzzing to answer a 10 pointstarter question. Exeter buzzed first but answered incorrectly followed by Imperial who also got the answer wrong. The gong then rang and Imperial squeaked through into the next round. You can watch Imperial next compete on 2nd November when they face St Andrews.