Sunday, 29 December 2013

Second Annual SVC Quiz

Here are some pics from the Second Sadhu Vaswani Centre Quiz Night, which we did before Christmas. There were 16 teams this year, the winners were Whatever You Want, who magnanimously donated their cash prize to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

The verdict from SVC? 'Still getting compliments on your behalf... participants really enjoyed the Quiz Night.'

Monday, 2 December 2013

Children In Crisis Quiz 2013

Here are a few snaps from the quiz we ran for Children in Crisis the other week, raising tons of dosh for a very worthy cause. Our Quizmaster for the evening, which was held at the Holiday Inn, Russell Square, was the redoubtable Marcus Berkmann, with Lord Archer overseeing the charity auction.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

English PEN Quiz 2013

Here are a few snaps from last week's English PEN quiz, held at RIBA and hosted by Clive Anderson. We Brain Men get involved by writing the quiz and twiddling the technical knobs, ensuring that 250 writers, authors, literary agents and journos have a splendid evening, and empty their wallets for a good cause.

This year's winners were The Telegraph, scoring a whopping 60 out of 70, with The Guardian/Observer and The Literary Review both narrowly pipped to second place on 59.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Quiz News

A lot's been happening since we last updated these pages!

First off, here at Brain Men we often assist charities with their fundraising events. So we're proud to be associated with Help for Heroes and their upcoming Big Hero Quiz. You can find out more by clicking here, although please note, the questions we wrote for them are quite a bit harder than the examples they've used on their website!

And earlier this month we held a quiz at Goldsmiths College in London on behalf of the Association of University Engineers. Our Quizmaster was Chris Pollikett, who fired off six rounds of ten questions over the course a couple of hours. Appropriately enough, this year's winners were called Last Year's Winners! Here are a couple of snaps:


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Symantec/Norton Quiz Tests Journalists' 'Wetware'

Six teams of technology journalists joined battle at The Old Explorer off London's Oxford Street last week in our latest bespoke Brain Men quiz.

The quiz marked the launch of the 18th Norton/Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). Fittingly enough, the quiz was won by a team calling itself The Brian People. They pipped Brewster's Minions and The Pink Paperclips into second and third respectively!

Why not book us for your next fundraising quiz? Contact us via our website, or email

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Brain Men Brain Quiz For Brain Awareness Week

Our latest Brain Men bespoke quiz raised oodles of dosh for Brain Awareness Week and the RHN (the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability). Congrats to the Taylor Thinkers for coming top of the form at the Haberdashers' Hall in Smithfield!

Why not book us for your next fundraising quiz? Contact us via our website, or email

Friday, 8 March 2013

Original Thinking

That was what was required at the Origin Asset Management Charity Challenge 2013 last week, where 70 of the City's best brains gathered to do battle with our fiendish quiz questions for the chance to donate £2000 to a charity of their choice. Mercer FSJeeves were the winning quiz team, with an impressive score of 78 out of a potential 80, donating their well-deserved winnings to Save the Children.

The Origin quiz followed hot on the heels of Brain Men's first ever intercontinental simulquiz - a four round challenge for staff at a well-known financial institution, held simultaneously by the miracle of modern technology in both London and New York!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

First Annual SVC Quiz

We thought we'd share a few snaps with you from one of the last quizzes we did before Christmas - for the Sadhu Vaswani Centre in Cricklewood. 15 teams enjoyed an evening of quizzing frivolity in aid of raising funds for the SVC, with Quizee Rascals finishing in poll position by a massive margin of 17 points.

Our thanks to Deepu and the rest of the SVC committee for making us feel so welcome. Apparently bookings are already coming in for the 2013 quiz!