And the Results are in!

Its been an amazing 36 hours and we have enjoyed everything that you people have brought to us.

And the winners are

Lesbians of Newnham     650.2


Laser Raptors    447

Filthy Larpists    300.5

Leave it blank for now   255.5

Aquatic Avian   245.5

The Magic Words Are Squeamish Ossifrage   234.5

Big Damn Heroes   222.7

Chugs between my jugs   130.5

Penis  128.5

Sc-Avenger 1

Anything 0


Congratulations to the Lesbians of Newnham!

Special Mentions

Lesbians of Newnham– For a team member dressed in the cutest Pikachu outfit and their amazing Queen Victoria Dress and the most outfit changes, including one in a Phonebox. Special mention for the Twitter Challenge where they brought the Staff at the Granta a Maserati!

Laser Raptors- They managed to give us the most disappointing entry for any item but gained many points for trying to break science.  So much fire between the Olympic Torch, Hat and Fire Poi!

– Filthy Larpists-We enjoyed their massive Dragon/Dinosaur who appeared many times and joined us at the desk. They also had amazing chocolate cake! And for bringing all the boys to the yard with their milkshake!

Leave it blank for now-They had the most talented team member we have ever met who entertained us by licking his elbow, nose and blowing bubbles without soapy liquid! They also gave the most beautiful rendition of the Elephant Love Medley.

Aquatic Avian- For sheer determination and most points gained through paper and pen!

The Magic Words Are Squeamish Ossifrage- We enjoyed your team entry for your imaginative names and we loved your amazing memory! An entire Chapter of the Bible!!!!!!

Big Damn Heroes-We enjoyed all the armour and weaponry and Nigel was awesome!

Chugs between my jugs- An amazing attempt at some Newnham Stereotypes from a team mostly composed of men!

-Penis – Least Childfriendly name created in a panic

Sc-Avenger , Anything, FBM –For not doing anything apart from turning up at the beginning!


Congrats to everyone and we will be having a get-together in The Granta tomorrow night at 7 if anyone wants to come along!

Judging begins again

The Judges are back in the judging chamber and eagerly waiting your entries!

Last night we met some of the teams on Orgasm bridge and were treated to some amazing sights such as fire poi and we got to play with Light Sabers!

Remember to email us any pictures or videos you have presented so that we can share them on the Tumblr!

And it begins!!

Yay, the scavenger hunt has started and we are getting tons of wonderful entries. Remember to check the tumblr and twitter account for updates.

Here are the teams (but you can still sign up if you want 🙂 )

Name: The Magic Words Are Squeamish Ossifrage

Team members: Tamsin Lim (Captain), Emily Smith (Quartermaster), Will Bryan (Midshipman), Anna Wagner (Powder Monkey)

Name: Lesbians of Newnham

Team Members: Kate Champion, Charlotte Ferris, Kim Millard, Megan Goldman-Roberts, Martha Hawker


Name: \”Filthy Larpists\”

Team members: Megan Williams, Andrew Mason, Steph Leddington, James Robson, Tea Kew

Name: \”FBM\”
Team members: Martyn Higson, Steen Pettit, Esther Momcilovic, Dom Carr, Rob Norton

Name: Chugs between my jugs
Team members: Abi Lucas, Sam Ashcroft, Pete Gould, Pete Townsend, Will Bowers

Name: Penis

Team members: Hannah Basford, Will Robinson, Mike Sargeant, Tina Roushannafas

Name: Laser Raptors

Team members: Adam Greig, Sean Tull, Laurie Burchell, Thomas Watling, Rob Thompson


Name: Big Damn Heroes

Team members: Gregory Weir, Emily Roon, Alex Guttenplan, Rosie Shewell-Brockway, Maddie Sharman

Name: Leave this blank for now

Team members: Kweku, Jenny, Rachel, Becca, Cristina

Name: Aquatic Avians

Team members: Admiral IceBreaker, Jayaveni Chedumbarum-Pillay, Sophie Kneller,  Katie Hocking

If you have any corrections to the teams, please send us an email 🙂

Remember to send us photos and videos.

And we are off!

The list is online and the teams are off!

We are just about to relocate to the Granta and can\’t wait to see you there!

If you didn\’t receive the paper copy this morning don\’t worry you can still join in!

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 an interesting hat (Points to the team with the most interesting hat!). 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.

11.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.: We’ll be in the The Granta by the door, sitting tight and waiting to be brought your excellent items.


11.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.: We’ll be in The Granta 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.

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 (@CUSH_2012)! 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!

Cambridge University Scavenger Hunt 2012

Welcome to CU Scavenger Hunt – it\’s time for fun and frolics once again!

CUSH 2012 is this year running from 9 a.m. on WEDNESDAY 13TH to 9 p.m. on THURSDAY 14TH of JUNE.

Spend 36 hours gathering unusual items, performing silly tasks and enjoying yourself in lovely springtime Cambridge.

Turn up with your team outside Great St Marys Church at 9.00 on WEDNESDAY in an interesting hat (with points awarded to the most interesting hat. Start off your hunt with points!) to get the list. The list will be posted online afterwards.

Interested? Drop us an email at with your team name, your team members’ names (max. five) and preferably a team photo.

This year Team Robyn will Kick you in the Face are running the show with lots of thanks to the Laser Raptors for their help!