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For 10 points: In 2019, which university won the University Challenge Christmas special?

For the first time in the show’s history, a Leeds team was crowned University Challenge Champions after winning last year’s Christmas special. The alumni team, captained by Rev. Richard Coles (MA Theology and Religious Studies 2005) alongside Timothy Allen (Zoology 1992), Jonathan Clements (Japanese and East Asian Studies 1994) and Henry Gee (Zoology and Genetics 1984), were also the first non-Oxbridge team to win the Christmas title.

Describing their victory over Wadham College Oxford in the final as simply “the right people at the right place at the right time”, the team have remained humble in their success and only hope that their performance will inspire more Leeds students to apply to the show. Hopefully it will be the first Leeds win of many. Congratulations Leeds!

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