Oxford University Quiz Society

Welcome

Welcome to the Oxford University Quiz Society website.

OUQS exists to stimulate an interest in general knowledge and quizzing of all types. We run a number of events each year, such as pub quizzes and buzzer quizzes like the annual Inter-Collegiate Quiz. The Society regularly sends teams to inter-university quiz tournaments around the UK, and sometimes in the USA as well. OUQS is also happy to help those in need of question writing, quiz hosting and buzzer system hire.

If there's anything you'd like to see on here, or think we're missing, please get in touch!


Latest News & Updates:

20 August - 2022 ICT Division 2 (Online)

Congratulations to the Oxford team playing ICT Division II this weekend (Ali Izzatdust, Oliver Hargrave, Peter Devlin, Solenne Schofield) who went unbeaten throughout the day winning 10 games. Also congratulations to Ben Biggs and Paige Crawley who were on the chimera team who won 6 games to finish 4th! recent results page.

14 May - 2022 Varsity (Oxford)

Oxford defeated Cambridge with a total score of 2-1 in the 24th (?) annual Varsity match played this weekend with Oxford Commitee team (Solenne Scholefield, Alex Baker, Ella Warde, Chlo Spinks) defeating Cambridge Committee with a score of 260-120, Oxford A (Jacob Robertson, Alexander Gunasekera, Seoan Webb, Oliver Clarke) beating Cambridge A 425-265 and Oxford B (Oliver Hargrave, Peter Devlin, Ali Izzatdust, Mehmet Tatoglu) very narrowly losing to Cambridge B. Congratulations to everyone that played! More information can be found on our recent results page.

9-10 April - 2022 ACF Nationals (University of Minnesota)

Congratulations to Oliver Clarke, Alex Gunasekera, Oliver Hargrave and Jacob Robertson, the Oxford team that have been representing us at ACF Nationals in Minneapolis this weekend!. They went 11-7 across the weekend to finish in an incredible 18th out of 52 teams that competed! More information can be found on our recent results page.

26 March - Spring Novice (online, hosted by Durham)

Congratulations to Ben Biggs, Connor Craig, Paige Crawley and Colin Lyman for their victory at Spring Novice on Saturday! They went 9-1 over the day with some very impressive scores. More information can be found on our recent results page.

5 March - 2022 BSQC (Imperial)

Congratulations to Oxford B (Ali Izzatdust, Mehmet Tatoglu, Peter Devlin, Solenne Scholefield) and Oxford A (Oliver Clarke, Jacob Robertson, Oliver Hargrave, Michael O'Connor) for finishing third and fourth, losing just three games each and playing an extremely tight game against each other, decided on a resolved protest! Particular congratulations too to Oxford B beating the eventual champions Cambridge A as well. Also well done to Oxford C and D for playing some great quiz and getting excellent buzzes! A fun day was had by all and it was great to see people in person again. More information can be found on our recent results page.

12 February - mRNA Vaccine (online, hosted by Warwick)

Congratulations to everyone that played mRNA this weekend - we sent two teams and had some great victories and unfortunately close losses, unluckily. More information can be found on our recent results page.

29 January - 2022 ACF Regionals (online, hosted by Warwick)

Well done to Oxford A (Oliver Clarke, Jacob Robertson, Alex Gunasekera, Solenne Scholefield) for finishing second at ACF Regionals on Saturday, losing to Cambridge A in the final after a long day of quiz and beating Imperial A and Edinburgh in the process! Commiserations to Oxford B for just missing out on the top bracket in the afternoon by only a few total points, but they played really well in the afternoon to top their bracket. Well done to Oxford C, D and E for some excellent performances and upsets too, particularly on such a hard tournament. Extra congratulations to Mehmet Tatoglu of Oxford B for being the tournament's highest scorer as well! More information can be found on our recent results page.

15 January - Illinois Open (online, hosted by Southampton)

Well done to the Oxford team of Seoan Webb, Jacob Robertson, Ali Izzatdust and Solenne Scholefield who finished second in the very competitive Illinois Open tournament, featuring some of the top quizzers in the country! They defeated the winning team (including such quizzers as Joey Goldman, Daoud Jackson and Joseph Krol) in the morning, and although they lost to them in the afternoon, going 7-0 in the round robin was a tremendous achievement in the hardest UK tournament of the year. Hopefully this excellent result bodes well for the rest of the year. More information can be found on our recent results page.

11 December - ARCADIA (online)

OUQS sent two teams to ARCADIA at the weekend - well done to Oxford A (Seoan Webb, Jacob Robertson, Alex Gunasekera, Solenne Scholefield) for finishing third and being the only team to beat the eventual winners, Southampton. Also well done to Oxford B for playing well against an excellent field. More information can be found on our recent results page.

27 November 2021 - HARI (online)

Well done to everyone in the three Oxford teams that played HARI on Saturday, although alas we didn't make the final which was won by a mighty Edinburgh team (featuring ex-OUQS president Laura Cooper). Especially well done to second highest individual scorer Seoan Webb as well, and this bodes well for the future. More information can be found on our recent results page.

20 November - British Novice (online)

Well done to everyone who played in British Novice on Saturday, getting numerous excellent wins, especially Oxford A who had a good afternoon in the middle bracket. I hope everyone enjoyed it and would like to play more tournaments. Thank you to everyone who wrote questions for it as well! More information can be found on our recent results page.

6th November - ACF Winter(online)

Many congratulations to Oxford A (Ali Izzatdust, Peter Devlin, Seoan Webb, Aidan Leahy) who went unbeaten to win the tournament! Oxford B pushed them hard, nearly winning their match against them and making the top bracket for the afternoon, so well done to them, as well as Oxford C and Oxford D for some excellent wins and buzzes. More information can be found on our recent results page.

23 October - Penn Bowl(online)

Congratulations to Oxford A (Oliver Clarke, Seoan Webb, Alex Gunasekera, Solenne Scholefield) for winning Penn Bowl on Saturday! They went undefeated in all 10 matches, including beating Cambridge and Oxford B twice. Congratulations to Oxford B (Ali Izzatdust, Oliver Hargrave, Peter Devlin, Eliza Dean) for making the second game with Oxford A a close one! Well done to Oxford C and Oxford D as well for beating some experienced teams, especially for those for whom it was their first full-strength quiz tournament.More information can be found on our recent results page.

16 October - ACF Fall (online)

Very well done to all who showed up, in particular Oxford A (Ella Warde, Lucy Oswald, Chansol Park) who lost a close final to a 4 player Cambridge A. Well done to all involved, especially our finalists, and also to those who had to step in during the day with no notice to make up numbers. More information can be found on our recent results page.

An archive of old news items can be found here. Results from recent tournaments can be found here.

Finally, to relive an iconic OUQS moment, click below.