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Only Connect success for alumnus

George Charlson (OH 1999-2009) has a keen interest in quizzes.
18 Feb 2022
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George appearing on TV game show 'Only Connect'
George appearing on TV game show 'Only Connect'

Since leaving Hymers, George has enjoyed success in quizzing. He was part of the team that won the 2019 British Student Quiz Championships as a PhD student and has recently appeared on the BBC2 game show Only Connect.

He was at Hymers from year 4 to year 13, finishing in 2009. He went on to do PPE at Balliol College, Oxford, where he also did a Masters degree in Economics. After a few years working in London, he returned to Oxford to do a DPhil, finishing in 2020.

He is now a Janeway Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cambridge and a Bye-Fellow at Christ's, Cambridge.

I auditioned for the show in 2020 during lockdown, and it was shot while the country was still in partial lockdown at the beginning of 2021,which is why I had a very questionable haircut in the first round. I had a really good time on the show, with my team winning all our games to the final, where we unfortunately lost by a few points to a very strong team.

The hardest bit of the show was coming up with the facts that the host, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, says about you at the beginning, I certainly bent the truth coming up with those!

Well done George!

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