Local architect firm wins Brain of Bath prize for second year running

By Nick Batten on 27 October, 2021

Once again Bath Businesses have turned out to support South West homeless charity Julian House’s annual corporate fundraising event, the Brain of Bath quiz.

18 enthusiastic teams of ten bath-based businesses recently put their mental mettle to the test at Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms  to see who would be crowned with the prestigious title.

Challenges included identifying the silhouettes of countries, rounds on sport, 20th Century History and music lyrics as well as an ‘Only Connect’ inspired word wall round where teams had to identify words and the category that linked them.

After 120 questions the winner was architectural and urban design company Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios which took the trophy for the second year running. The firm was closely followed by Fidelius in second place and the Quizzards of Odd in third, both within ten points of the winning team.

Event organizer Matthew Redmore said, “It was fantastic to see so many Bath organisations coming together after a long 18 months apart due to Covid. The Brain of Bath is always a popular fixture in the Julian House calendar. It was a fantastic evening and while the event is competitive all the teams were great sports and got stuck in.

“We would like to thank all of our volunteers, Wiltshire Digital Drive for scoring the event and our fantastic sponsor Deloitte, whose support means that all the proceeds raised will help the people who need our support the most.”

The first ever Brain of Bath quiz night took place in 1999 and was the brainchild of a small group of Bath businessmen who were concerned about the problem of homelessness. It had three main objectives: to raise funds for Bath’s main local homeless charity (Julian House), raise awareness of the difficult social issues surrounding homelessness and provide support for a dedicated research project at the University of Bath.

Originally the event took place in the main sports hall at the university and teams competed for the title and the impressive Waterford Crystal trophy. Since then the venue has changed to the elegant surroundings of the Assembly Rooms.

Long time supporter of Julian House, Deloitte, was the main sponsor. The final amount raised from the event is likely to be around £10,000.

Pictured above: Doug Watkinson from Deloitte, presents the Brain of Bath trophy to the Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios team at the event on 14th October