Trinity Laban students do us proud on University Challenge

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Congratulations to the first ever team of students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to make it onto our screens nationwide for the first episode of University Challenge, which aired at 8pm on BBC2 on Monday night.

The team, made up of Claire Barton, Diccon Cooper, Sam Draper and Amber Jackson-Bond, successfully answered questions on a range of subjects, including the Impressionists and photography, and it was neck and neck until the last ten minutes.

Well done to York, who won the day at 185 points to 105, but as Jeremy Paxman said: "Anything over 100 is a very respectable score" and also said he hoped to see teams from Trinity Laban again.

Professor Anthony Bowne, Principal of Trinity Laban, said: "Over 100 higher education institutions applied, and only 28 made it through the qualifying stages, so that in itself was a real achievement. Sam, Claire, Diccon and Amber acquitted themselves well against York, a much larger institution than Trinity Laban, and we are all very proud of their efforts."

If you missed the show you can watch it now on BBC iPlayer.

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