Bath’s best grey matter put to the test in homeless charity’s annual fund-raising quiz

October 29, 2021
Bath businesses have turned out to support one of city’s longest-running charity events – Julian House’s annual corporate fundraising Brain of Bath quiz.
Eighteen enthusiastic teams from 10 Bath organisations put their mental mettle to the test at the historic Assembly Rooms to see who would be crowned with the prestigious title while also raising much-needed funds for the city’s main homeless charity. This year the final amount from the event is likely to be around £10,000. 

Challenges included identifying the silhouettes of countries, rounds on sport, 20th century history and music lyrics as well as an Only Connect-inspired word wall round when the teams had to identify words and the categories that linked them.
After 120 questions the winners were the team from Bath architectural and urban design company Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, claiming the trophy for the second year running. 
They were closely followed by chartered financial planning group Fidelius in second place and the Quizzards of Odd in third, both finishing 10 points behind the winning team.
Event organiser Matthew Redmore said: “It was fantastic to see so many Bath organisations coming together after a long 18 months apart due to Covid. 
“The Brain of Bath is always a popular fixture in the Julian House calendar. It was fantastic evening and, while the event is competitive, all the teams were great sports and got stuck in.”
Accountancy firm Deloitte, a long-time supporters of Julian House, was again the event’s main sponsor while Wiltshire Digital Drive handled the scoring.
The inaugural Brain of Bath quiz night in 1999 was the brainchild of a small group of Bath businesses that were concerned about the city’s growing homelessness problem.
Its three original objectives remain – to bring in funds for Julian House, raise awareness of the difficult social issues surrounding homelessness and provide support for a dedicated research project at the University of Bath. 
The event originally took place in the University of Bath’s main sports hall bit has since moved to the elegant surroundings of Bath’s Historic Assembly Rooms although the impressive Waterford crystal Brain of Bath trophy remains the same.
Julian House works to directly help those most marginalised in society and operates more than 40 projects across the South West from social enterprises to supporting those with learning difficulties. Its work helps change the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable people. 
Pictured: Doug Watkinson from Brain of Bath sponsors Deloitte, presents the trophy to the winning team from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

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