Lecturers and students go 'Head to Head' in battle of knowledge
Come and cheer on Swansea University lecturers and students in the ‘Battle of the Titans’ when the Radio Four programme ‘The 3rd Degree’ comes to Swansea University this Friday (18th November).
The 3rd Degree" is a funny, lively and dynamic new quiz show aimed at cultivating the next generation of Radio 4 listeners whilst delighting the current ones. It's recorded on location at a different University each week, and it pits three Undergraduates against three of their Professors in a genuinely original and fresh take on an academic quiz. Being a Radio 4 programme, it of course meets the most stringent standards of academic rigour - but with lots of facts and jokes thrown in for good measure.
Together with host Steve Punt, the show tours the Union buildings, cafés and lecture halls of six universities across the UK. The rounds vary between Specialist Subjects and General Knowledge, quickfire bell-and-buzzer rounds and the 'Highbrow & Lowbrow' round cunningly devised to test not only the students' knowledge of current affairs, history, languages and science, but also their Professors' awareness of television, film, and Lady Gaga.
In addition, the Head-to-Head rounds, in which students take on their Professors in their own subjects, are particularly lively, and offer plenty of scope for mild embarrassment on both sides.
The resulting show is funny, fresh, and not a little bit surprising, with a truly varied range of scores, friendly rivalry, and moments where students wished they had more than just glanced at that reading list.
The Lecturers who have ‘volunteered’ and been selected for the panel are:
Alison Perry, Lecturer in Law; Dr John Goodby, Senior Lecturer, English Language and Literature and Prof John Morgan, Professor of Greek, Dept of History and Classics.
The Student team, selected from many volunteers, is David Lewis - Law; Greg Stephenson - English and Rachel Bird - Classics.
We need to have a lively audience which will cheer on our panel and it also gives everyone the opportunity see a professional Radio 4 production team in action.
Doors open 5.30pm for a 6pm start (and will take about an hour) which means there is still time to enjoy what ever you have planned for the rest of the evening
So don’t delay get your FREE ticket today from the Taliesin Arts Centre box office 01792 60 20 60 to reserve your front row seat.
This news item has been posted by Janis Pickwick, Swansea University Public Relations Office, Tel: 01792 513245 or email: email@example.com