More than £10,000 has been raised thanks to one of Bath’s longest running charity events, in aid of local charity Julian House.
Participants in the Brain of Bath challenge competed for the coveted Brain of Bath trophy.
In addition to a range of subject matters, those taking part were also entertained with behind the scenes snippets from local author, journalist and broadcaster, Bel Mooney.
Following 120 questions, the eventual winners were architectural and urban design company Feilden Clegg Bradley, and just two points behind were former winners of the event, Thrings.
Cathy Adcock, Fundraising Manager compered the evening. She said: “It is always popular fixtures in the Julian House calendar. The atmosphere is terrific and although by its very nature it is competitive, it’s competitive in the right way.
“The banter is fantastic and participants get to show off snippets of knowledge.
“Bel Mooney was a terrific quizmistress and of course everyone went away some amazing nuggets of information. As usual, the unique smells round caused a ripple of entertainment.”
The inaugural Brain of Bath quiz night in 1999 was the brainchild of a small group of Bath businessmen who were concerned about the issue of homelessness.
It had three main objectives: to raise funds for Bath’s main local homeless charity, Julian House, raise awareness of the difficult social issues surrounding homelessness and provide support for a dedicated research project at the University of Bath.
Originally the event took place in the main sports hall at the University of Bath and teams competed for the title of Brain of Bath and the impressive Waterford Crystal trophy.
Since then, the venue has changed to the elegant surroundings of the Assembly Rooms.
Long-time supporters of Julian House, Deloitte, were the main sponsors. The final amount raised from the event is likely to be around £12,000.