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The all new Wonkhe cathedral and uni match up fun quiz!

More Friday fun as Paul Greatrix picks out fourteen cathedrals that share their names with a university. Can you name them?
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Paul Greatrix is Registrar at The University of Nottingham, author and creator of Registrarism and a Contributing Editor of Wonkhe.

The histories of universities and religion are intertwined across the globe. In Britain the first universities were heavily involved in educating prospective clergy for centuries. In this country and internationally, many universities still have active associations with religion and indeed many still have names which recognise this.

Forget all that.  In a desperate attempt to come up with a novel higher ed quiz for a Friday we’ve picked out fourteen cathedrals which share their names with a university. These aren’t necessarily the best cathedrals or the oldest but they do have a name which is the same as a British university. Note too that it’s not just about proximity either, just the name. So there won’t be a picture of Guildford Cathedral below even though it is close to the University of Surrey which also holds its graduations there (in normal times). The cathedrals pictured are a mix of denominations and some are more well-known than others. In all cases it is their locations we are interested in, not the name of any saints associated with them. We really aren’t that clever.

Good luck. Answers can be found here.  No peeking.

Do post your scores below or on Twitter #WonkheQuiz

Cathedral 1

Cathedral 2

Cathedral 3

Cathedral 4

Cathedral 5

Cathedral 6

Cathedral 7

Cathedral 8

Cathedral 9

Cathedral 10

Cathedral 11

Cathedral 12

Cathedral 13

Cathedral 14

How did you do?

0-4 Atheism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, is it?
5-8 A score to be agnostic about
9-12 Signs of a well-spent youth
13-14 You are truly omniscient

List your scores below or on Twitter #WonkheQuiz

7 responses to “The all new Wonkhe cathedral and uni match up fun quiz!

  1. A rather Anglican/Episcopalian-centric definition of cathedrals, without the much more prominent Roman Catholic (or former Catholic – Glasgow) buildings which are the “cathedrals” in common parlance in some of these cities.

  2. I think I count at least 3 of these buildings owing their allegiance to the Bishop of Rome?

  3. I worked out number 9 from its interesting weather vane. Nice building. So not gothic and gloomy.

  4. I gather this list not meant to be exhaustive, or I must be really thick or ignorant, since I do not understand why York isn’t included.

  5. Not quite sure why Durham wasn’t on the list. York not there because it’s a Minster not Cathedral is a bit pedantic but hey.

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