CELEBRITIES representing Keble College, Oxford swept Reading University away 240-0 in the final of the University Challenge Christmas series on Friday.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies' director Paul Johnson, writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, actress Katy Brand and CEO of social enterprise Stemettes Anne-Marie Imafidon had already beaten Durham and St John's College, Cambridge in previous episodes shown on BBC Two over recent weeks.

Reading's team included anthropologist Anna Machin, who works at Oxford University.