SAD CONFESSIONS, SELF-EXPERIMENTATION, HIGH THRESHOLDS: AN INTERLEAVED INTERLUDE

Yup, I’m a nerd. A sad confession by way of a short prologue. One of my main Christmas delights is watching the Christmas season of University Challenge, the highbrow BBC quiz show where teams of undergraduates and postgraduates, each with a brain the size of a planet, form teams representing their university or college and …