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A record-breaking UCL Geography Christmas Quiz

Success for Mind and “Three circles”

A record-breaking UCL Geography Christmas Quiz

This year’s UCL Geography Christmas staff and student quiz on 12 December was so popular that entries of 6-person teams had to be closed on the 8th!

They were competing for some great prizes, and there was also a prestigious award for the Best Christmas Jumper.

Meanwhile, GeogSoc’s James Khan had his hair shaved off in support of Mind, the Mental Health Charity, and had raised over £540 by the next day, well over his target:

The Quiz winner was a team from the department’s Consumer Data Research Centre, calling itself Three circles.

Their captain, Jaini Shah, explains their success:

“After a late arrival into the quiz hall, we occupied the only remaining table to join about 30 other teams in what were very challenging rounds of questions.

We struggled most on the “Name the Place” picture round (the answer being Micronesia), but made up points in the “Name the TV Theme Tune”, Sports and Patterns rounds, drawing on the particular interests of individual team members.  We thought the patterns round was the most intriguing as it involved naming cities by their night lights and cycle routes.”

The magnificent prizes consisted of a bottle of Rioja, a Big tube of Haribo sweets, a box each of Celebrations chocolates and Cadburys Heroes!

The event was organised by Carl Sayer, JoJo Liu, Anna Maclaughlin, Karolin Nubler, Emma Levin, Chin Lee, and proved so popular that there are plans for an Easter version at the end of next term!


The winning team, from left to right: Karlo Lugomer, Jaini Shah, Oliver O’Brien, Ffion Carney, Guy Lansley & Aly Lloyd

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