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The Science National Finals for 2018 – 2019 was hosted by The Oxford University Museum of Natural Science on 11th March 2019 with the Prep School Finals in the morning and the State School Finals in the afternoon.

Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower.

Congratulations to all the children who took part in the Championship this year and made the competition so exciting for everyone participating and supporting.  There were more than 500 teams from right across the county participating in the competition and the Championship culminated with the Final 12 teams in the Prep School Finals and 11 teams in the State School Finals battling it out for the title of National Science Champions.  The breadth of scientific knowledge displayed by the teams at the Finals was outstanding and both quizzes were incredibly close.  The results were;

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STATE Science Finals scores 2018 - 2019.



The General Knowledge National Finals for 2018 – 2019 will be held at The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London on 27th June 2019 with the final 96 children from across the country competing on behalf of their schools watched by more than 400 supporters.

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Founded in 1824, The National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900 and one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world.


The National Gallery came into being when the British government bought 38 paintings from the heirs of John Julius Angerstein in 1824. After that initial purchase the Gallery was shaped mainly by its early directors, notably Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, and by private donations, which today account for two-thirds of the collection. The collection is encyclopaedic in scope; most major developments in Western painting are represented with important works.

This is the tenth year of the Championship and we had more than 300,000 keystage 2 children competing in classrooms across the country for a place on their team and more than 1500 teams taking part in the Area Heats.  Teams winning at their area heats then went on the Semi Finals where the top scorers have now progressed to the National Finals.  We are holding separate National Finals for Independent and State schools with the final 12 teams from each sector competing for the title of National Champion 2018 – 2019. 

Throughout the competition we have seen fantastic team work, sportsmanship and camaraderie and the levels of general knowledge were higher than ever. The results of the Finals will be announced immediately the events are completed.



The Mathematics National Finals for 2018 – 2019 will be held at The Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford on 28th June 2019 with the final 48 children from across the country competing on behalf of their schools watched by more than 400 supporters.

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The Sheldonian Theatre was designed and built between 1664 to 1669 by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. 


The span of the D-shaped roof was over 70 feet (21 m). However, no timbers existed that were long enough to cross that distance so Wren decided to use the "geometrical flat floor" grid creating a series of trusses which were built up from shorter sections and held in place by their own weight.    These contained thirty-two oil on canvas panels painted by King Charles II’s court painter, Robert Streater, depicting the allegorical story of Truth descending upon the Arts and Sciences and expelling ignorance from the University.


The Theatre is used for various ceremonies held by the University including graduation. A number of familiar faces have graduated at the theatre over the years. Among them are 27 British Prime Ministers, at least 30 international leaders, 50 Nobel Prize winners and 120 Olympic medal winners.

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