The community of the College raised thousands of euros for a worthwhile cause at a recent Quiz Night.

Third annual quiz night a success

On Friday 27th April, the community of the Pontifical Scots College hosted its third annual Quiz Night, which has become a fixture of the Scots College calendar as an opportunity to raise money for charity as well as having friends from the city centre to visit.DSC_0924

This year, the College has been raising money for the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative in Glasgow. Co-ordinated by the Sisters of the Gospel of Life, the Initiative provides both material and spiritual support to women who otherwise feel unable to keep their children. All monies raised at the Quiz Night and from the sale of the Scots College Magazine this year will be donated to this important work. The evening of the 27th marked 50 years since the abortion legislation came into force in the UK, a sobering realisation amongst the entertainment.


The Great Inquizitors with the quizmaster

The quiz itself was written and presented by Diocese of Paisley seminarian Ryan Black, a pub quiz veteran. Among the many guests in attendance were students of the North American College, the Beda College, the Irish College and the English College. It was ultimately a team with representatives from a variety of seminaries—The Great Inquizitors—that triumphed, narrowly edging in front during the final round.

The evening concluded with the Rector, Fr Daniel Fitzpatrick, drawing the winning tickets of the raffle and challenging Ryan to answer some general knowledge questions of his own. Finally, Ryan announced that this year’s quiz night has been the most successful yet, raising €2002 for the sisters in Glasgow.

Many thanks to all who supported the event and helped raise money for this important cause. Special thanks to the official papal tailor, Gammarelli, who donated €500, Tre Sardi Bar, who donated €150 and Scholars Lounge Irish Pub, who donated €100. Thanks also to Mr Brian Wilson, non-executive Director of Celtic Football Club, who has donated a prize that will be auctioned at a later date.