26 February 2009

Rough Guide to Evolution author won University Challenge in 1996

Turns out Professor Mark Pallen, author of The Rough Guide to Evolution (which I will be reviewing here shortly) and it's excellent associated blog, was the captain of the winning 1996 University Challenge1 team from Imperial College and has thus evidently always been rather clever2.

Mark Pallen leading the Imperial College team to victory in University Challenge in 1996.

1confused non-Brits see here
2which is, apparently, a perfectly acceptable thing to be in public as long as you are a man

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