Bamber Gascoigne

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Bamber Gascoigne

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Gascoigne in 2006
Born
Arthur Bamber Gascoigne

(1935-01-24)24 January 1935
London, England
DiedFebruary 8, 2022(2022-02-08) (aged 87)
NationalityBritish
EducationSunningdale School
Eton College
Magdalene College, Cambridge
Yale University
OccupationTelevision presenter, historian, author
Known forOriginal quizmaster of University Challenge
Spouse(s)Christina Ditchburn
WebsiteHistoryWorld
Timesearch

Arthur Bamber Gascoigne CBE, FRSL (24 January 1935 – 8 February 2022) was a British television presenter and author. He is best known for being the original quizmaster on University Challenge, which ran from 1962 to 1987.[1] He was born in London.

Gascoigne died on 8 February 2022 in London at the age of 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bamber Gascoigne: Profile". Curtis Brown (literary agents). Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. "Bamber Gascoigne: Original University Challenge presenter dies at 87". BBC News. 8 February 2022. Retrieved 8 February 2022.

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