BBC Radio 4 has been giving the University of Chester the third degree.

Hosted by comedian Steve Punt, The 3rd Degree is a staff versus students general knowledge quiz, and Chester’s edition was recorded at the University’s Parkgate Road Campus earlier this year.

On the student team were Rebekah Thornton, reading archaeology, Bjorn Ephgrave, reading English and Clayton Jones, reading computer science.

Battling them on the opposing team were senior lecturer of archaeology and heritage Dr James Pardoe, Dr Eileen Pollard of the English Department and senior lecturer in computer science Dr Helen Southall.

Steve Punt

With special subject rounds and general knowledge put to the test, questions ranged from looms to Lemmy via Oscar Wilde and Microsoft Windows.

To find out which team was victorious tune in today, Monday, May 23 at 3pm, or when the programme is repeated at 11pm on Saturday May 28.

Dr Pollard said: “Speaking on behalf of both teams, we really enjoyed having our wits put to the test. I’m sure everyone will be interested in finding out who fares best – us or our students!”