Smells like team spirit. Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Julian House’s Brain of Bath quiz by a nose

October 21, 2021
One of Bath’s longest-running charity events – the annual Brain of Bath quiz – is on target to raise around £12,000 for the city’s main homeless charity.
The competition’s unique smells round always proves key in the hotly contested event – and this year it helped architectural and urban design company Feilden Clegg Bradley win by a nose.  

The firm clinched the title by just two points from former winners, law firm Thrings. It was a repeat of 2019’s result when Feilden Clegg Bradley also pipped Thrings to the winning spot by a margin of two points. 
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.  
The impressive Waterford crystal Brain of Bath trophy remains the same – with the winning team having to negotiate 120 tough questions.
This year’s quizmistress was Bath-based author, journalist and broadcaster Bel Mooney, who entertained contestants with snippets of information between rounds.
The evening was compèred by Julian House fundraising manager Cathy Adcock, who said: “It is always popular fixtures in the our calendar.  
“The atmosphere is always 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 with some amazing nuggets of information. As usual, the unique smells round caused a ripple of entertainment.”
Accountancy firm Deloitte, a long-time supporters of Julian House, was the main sponsor.
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: Daniel Lyons from Brain of Bath sponsors Deloitte, presents the trophy to the winning team from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


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