Town man makes grade on University Challenge

The Queen's team from University Challenge
The Queen's team from University Challenge

Lurgan’s Gareth Gamble is one of four students representing Queen’s University in the latest series of BBC’s University Challenge.

The 21 year old Medicine student said: “It was an honour to be selected to represent Queen’s. It was a surreal experience being in the studio, with Jeremy Paxman asking the questions and hearing ‘Queen’s University, Gamble’ whenever the buzzer was pressed”.

Gareth is joined by Suzanne Cobain from Bangor, team captain Alexander Green from Manchester and reserve member Jonathan Malone from Belfast. They were all chosen after over 100 potential competitors were eliminated from qualified rounds within Queen’s.

Queen’s University have a long history with the TV show. They won in 1981 and reached the quarter final stage in 1996. This year’s team is strong one also, being one of 28 teams selected from 132 potential entrants.