If there’s anything to make you feel bad about not using your degree to its full potential it’s the University Challenge Christmas special.
The teams were made up of alumni who’ve since achieved distinction in their fields – including many well known faces – and it was the all-female St Anne’s Oxford team who absolutely slayed.
TV correspondent Jacky Rowland, art historian and broadcaster Dr Janina Ramirez, BBC News science correspondent Rebecca Morelle and chairman of the Science Museum Group Mary Archer walked over the Manchester team with 185 points to 55. The college was formerly a women’s college but has been coeducational since 1979.
4 women on the same team! That's some sort of #UniversityChallenge record even for an all women's college— Mike #FBPJB (@mikebirty) December 19, 2016
5/8 contestants on #UniversityChallenge are female - Brilliant representation!— Roseanna Katia (@RoseannaKatia) December 19, 2016
Team captain Mary Archer was everyone’s stand out contestant.
Mary Archer is good. Very good #universitychallenge
That team seem like they want this— DamianBullimore (@damobullimore) December 19, 2016
Who'd have thought it, I love Mary Archer! #UniversityChallenge— Katy Greenwood (@katygreenwood) December 19, 2016
The Manchester team – including poet Simon Armitage, president of the Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven, journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and the Natural History Museums’s Erica McAlister will probably be kicking themselves.
Does Manchester's buzzer work? #UniversityChallenge— Dave Quirk (@daviequirk) December 19, 2016
Are Manchester still on set or have they gone to the bar? #UniversityChallenge— penny green (@pennygreen3) December 19, 2016
I hope Manchester have enjoyed their glasses of water...#UniversityChallenge— Ashleigh (@Ashleighw13) December 19, 2016
But it really did put our post-university achievements into rather harsh perspective.