Team “Couldn’t think of a team name”

Team members: Ellie ‘the Elephant’ Brodie, Rishi ‘the Raptor’ Khullar, Georgie ‘the Juggernaut’ Straughan, Adin ‘the Avenger’ Samson, Sam ‘the Sausagey’ Pattuzzi


Lips to suck a mango

Team members: Jack Hurst, Alex Watson, Jack Tawney, Wupat Bartong, Phin Adams


Lion Hunters

Team members: Miriam Backens, John Lapinskas, Henning Seidler



Team members: Matthew Hinks, Daniel Baker, Laurence Taylor, Zak Bulpitt



Team members: Amanda Wilson, Johanna Syrjanen, Aarti Dalsania, James Leadbetter, Brook Roberts

Team photo:


Starting tomorrow!

We’re nearly set to start! Here’s how things should unfold:


9.00 a.m.: We’ll be outside Great St Mary’s with printed copies of the list for anyone who turns up with any kind of cape (open to interpretation!). It might be worth your while getting a paper copy!

10.00 a.m.: The list goes up online. We’ll post it here and it’ll go on the sidebar.

10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.: We’ll be in the Union’s Mountbatten room (there will be signs from the street), sitting tight and waiting to be brought your excellent items.


9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.: We’ll be in the Union’s Mountbatten room for the second day to be wowed and delighted by your finds.

9.00 p.m.: Doors close. If you’re in the room by 9, we’ll judge your stuff, but not if you’re late!

approx. 9.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.: Results! Depending on how long final judging takes, we’ll publish the results on the blog, twitter etc as soon as possible and tell anyone who’s stuck around in person. Hint hint, the bar’s next door!

Some stuff to bear in mind:

  • Completing any whole section of the list will net a 20% bonus on that section’s points
  • You should bring stuff as often as you can! Leaving it all until the end makes for busy busy rooms and bored judges!
  • Points on the list are the approximate maximum for that item — great attempts will get the maximum points, merely mediocre will still get some points. Going above and beyond the call of duty is likely to net you bonus points.
  • Be sure to check the Twitter feed (@cush2011)! Who knows what we’ll post?
  • Unless you ask us not to, we’ll probably post your exciting/entertaining photos and videos, and may photograph items and post them too. They’ll end up on the website or Twitter.
  • We’ll have computers with us, so please bring digital items on USB sticks if you can!
  • Any questions, email or tweet us

See you all tomorrow morning and best of luck!


Not got anyone to scavenge with?

If you can’t find a team to go scavenging with, don’t worry – drop us an email and say so, and we’ll put you in an exciting team of people in a similar situation!


Setting the Stage

Hi everyone!

We’re getting ready for the 2011 scavenger hunt at full pace now, with plenty of items ready to be found and a lot of ideas brewing up. The rules are pretty much the same as ever: teams of up to 5, two days to gather items and get them judged, judges’ decisions are final.

The 2011 Scavenger Hunt will be run 9am Weds 15th June to 9pm Thurs 16th June and all judging is in the Union’s Mountbatten Room.

We’re holding off on sending out emails to the various lists until closer to the time, but team signups are now open if you want to get in early! Email with your team name, team members’ names and ideally a team photograph.

Follow us on Twitter for potentially exciting updates and/or secret items!

The Laser Raptors are running the show this year, with thanks to all the previous organisers for helping get everything set up!

Update: Emails now sent! Signups open! Get your teams signed up!


Final Scores 2010

  1. 291 – Purple Clouds WIN!
  2. 245 – Laser Raptor
  3. 216 – Socksoc – Honourable mention for most amusing attempts at bribery
  4. 192 – Curious Duck
  5. 189 – Dolman Army – Honourable mention for bringing us a 1209 scholar imitation and team T-shirts
  6. 182 – Pointedly Unremarkable
  7. 151 – Stormin’ Normans  – Honourable mention for most amusing video submission
  8. 141 – Blue Steel


Another video to entertain you, from team Laser Raptors


And the winners are..

Purple Cloud

Well done to all the teams involved!


A selection of videos to keep you amused until the results appear…

A Full (New) Moon:

How to catch a leprachaun:

The Lion King in under 2 Minutes:

A 3 Body Problem:

All courtesy of the Stormin Normans!


Keep the submissions coming..

Only 6 hours left to bring all your items and have them registered!


Morning starshine! The Earth says hello!

We are back in the Union and being regaled with a tasty breakfast, kite-flying antics and some amusing videos and images:


(260 – Nerd Sniping)

Keep those submissions coming!

CUSH committee


We are still here

Despite all the crowds of people drinking champagne, we are still in the Union Mountbatten room – go through the crowds of people and instead of turning right into the bar, carry straight on. No-one has yet claimed the cookie point..



We iz tiring of teh monotoniez of sittingz here wit no1 to visit us. 1 bonus pointz iz availablez for the first team to arrivez here from now, chantingz “I stole the cookiez from the cookie jar and eated them”


Purple Clouds

S.T. John

Geraldine Schweden

Addition: Ed Anderson


List on the right..

Or here


Up and running..

.. or thereabouts

We’re now set up in the Union, but for the next hour have no blu-tac (what can I say, 9am is too early to remember everything!) so please ask the recpetionist if you dont know where the Mountbatten room is. The list will go online fairly soon…


Curious Duck

Team Members:

Christine Stafford

Eleanor Tomsett

Francesca Balestrieri

Rei Haberberg

Helen Hoogewerf-McComb

Quack quack

Quack quack


Blue Steel

Team Members:

Marion Gale

Rachel Thorley

Elizabeth Coker

Caroline Morgan

Jessica Baker


The Pencil

Team  Members:

Apoorva Kapavarapu

Nick Zhang

In Yong Hwang

Nikhil Shah

Sarah Mateen.


The D.A. (Dolman’s Army)

Team Members:

Sam Clear

Dolman S

Alice Ievins

Simon Rowbotham

Holly Story


The Laser Raptors

Team members:

Adam Greig

Jon Sowman

Sean Tull

Thomas Watling

Laurie Burchell

The Laser Raptors


Pointedly Unremarkable (an evolution of last year’s Decidedly Mediocre)

Team Members:

Bryan Ghosh

Liz Ing-Simmons

Dan Kalotay

Adam Wills

Christine Yallup


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