Cardiff team takes on University Challenge
A select team of distinguished Cardiff University alumni will battle for intellectual superiority in a pre-recorded University Challenge Christmas special.
Facing four of Liverpool University’s most learned alumni will be School of Music graduate Philip Cashian, Professor Richard Sambrook (lecturer of Journalism at Cardiff), BBC breakfast host Bill Turnbull (Journalism graduate), and Green Party MEP Jean Lambert (Modern Languages graduate).
The episode will form part of a new series which will be extended to include competitors made up of honorary graduates, fellows, notable staff (including Vice-Chancellors), as well as graduates and post-graduates.
Composer Philip Cashian’s music has been commissioned, performed and broadcast worldwide . He has been Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music since 2007. Philip said: "I agreed to go on University Challenge under heavy pressure from my teenage son. I quickly realised it's a test of memory as much as knowledge which made it all the more frightening. The actual filming was enjoyable though and I don't think I made a complete fool of myself!"
University Challenge is hosted by Jeremy Paxman. The episode featuring Cardiff alumni will be broadcast this Thursday, 8pm on BBC2.