Individual Championships

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We are excited to announce the full details of the 3rd OQL Individual event! Registration is now closed but some of our venues may still be able to accommodate you. If you still wish to register please email us at and we will advise if we can accommodate you.

The event takes place at venues around the UK on the 23rd September 2023. The competition will include 30 questions in each of the 8 categories and players will have 1 hour 45 minutes to complete the quiz.

Approximate schedule for the day is as follows (at some venues times may vary slightly)

11:00 – Arrive

11:30 – Quiz begins

13:15 – Quiz ends, marking begins

14:00 – Marking ends – lunch

15:00 – Fun team quizzes

17:00 – Expected finish time but some venues may continue quizzing later.

The categories are the standard 8 OQL categories with a few minor changes. All questions will be written by Aaron Linge and edited by Rob Hannah and you can see the category distribution below.


🎨 Art & Culture

  • Visual arts (including sculpture, photography, and conceptual art)
  • Literature (including theatre)
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Mythology
  • Architecture
  • Classical music (including opera, ballet, and non-Western classical music)
  • Orchestral instruments

📹 Film & TV

  • Television (including streaming services) (and anime!)
  • Film
  • TV and film awards

🌍 Geography

  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Language and linguistics

📜 History

  • History
  • Politics
  • Current events and news
  • Exploration

🍳 Lifestyle

  • Food and drink
  • Products and brands (including advertising and retail)
  • Health and fitness (medicine brands, etc. go here but medical science goes in Science)
  • Social issues (including queer theory, race theory, and feminist theory)
  • Handicrafts
  • Hobbies and pastimes
  • Fashion and clothing
  • Social media and the internet
  • Newspapers and (non-pop culture) magazines
  • New Age lifestyle (including alternative medicine)
  • Celebrity lifestyle (including gossip)

🎶 Pop Culture

  • Pop music (including rock, blues, metal, and non-Western pop music, etc.)
  • Jazz
  • Musical theatre
  • Podcasts
  • Radio
  • Video games
  • Board games (except chess) and card games
  • Comic books, cartoons, and manga
  • Pop culture magazines and publications

🥼 Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human anatomy and medical science
  • Nature (including zoology and botany, etc.)
  • Astronomy
  • Earth sciences (including geology, climatology, meteorology, etc.)
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Science history

🏅 Sport

  • Sport (including chess)

Each category will have a nearest the bull tie-breaker and there will be an overall tie-breaker as well.


See Individual Championships - Venues