Another email received today, this from Luke Kelly, of reigning UC champs Manchester University.
I thought you might be interested in this unusual Japanese quiz that me and the manchester team were invited onto after winning uni challenge. It's a more varied, hectic version of uni challenge, with arithmetic, geometry and logic as well as general knowledge questions, and 16 teams all competing at the same time. There's a video of last year's one here: Japanese Brain World Cup (NB - the password: bwc). The contestants have live translation, but the show is in Japanese so it might be a bit hard to follow. They are trying to sell it to foreign tv stations, but as it is it's just on Japanese tv. This year's one had our team, Magdalen Oxford, as well as American, French, German, Swiss, South Africa, Korean, Australian and Japanese teams.
I haven't checked it out yet, and will do so later tonight, but it sounds interesting.