Lancaster student is member of University Challenge's 50th final winning team

Lancaster student Owain Burrell was a member of the victorious team in the 50th final of television's University Challenge on Monday.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:06 am
Owain Burrell on University Challenge on Monday. Image from BBC iPlayer
Owain Burrell on University Challenge on Monday. Image from BBC iPlayer

Owain went to Moorside Primary School and is now studying for a Masters degree in English literature.

He and his colleagues from Warwick University beat their opponents from Magdalene College, Cambridge, by 195 points to 140 in the student quiz presented by Jeremy Paxman on BBC2.

Warwick had won all five of their previous rounds in the competition, for which 130 teams applied.

Owain Burrell with his team on University Challenge on Monday. Image from BBC iPlayer

They received their trophy for becoming series champions from Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.