Back bigger, better and by popular demand, the RTPI London Pub Quiz was held at Auberge bar in the City.
Seventeen eager teams battled it out for glory and fantastic prizes. First up was a tense planning picture round in which participants were challenged to identify key planning figures from a fearsome composite image, and to select the listed structures from a series of images. The atmosphere lightened with the Nostalgia round, which prompted a spontaneous chorus of the theme to ‘Bodger and Badger’. We all learnt something new from the ‘London Boroughs beginning with H’ round.
Hilarity gave way to serious competition in the playdough round, for which a separate mystery prize was up for grabs. Teams were tasked with constructing their favourite building. Entries were of an extremely high quality, including St Paul’s Cathedral with protest camp and Milton Keynes. Winners of the playdough challenge were ‘Hello, Quiz it me you’re looking for?’, a mixed team of planners from the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Tower Hamlets and Brent: a wonderful exercise in cross-authority working resulted in the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Two hours of intensive quizzing resulted in clear winners – well done to the Atkins Eggheads! A tie-breaker was needed to determine second and third places, resulting in second place for ‘Little Society’ from DCLG and third place for ‘The Only Way is URS-ex’ from URS. Even the losers were winners, with our last placed team winning a special commiseration prize. Look out for the next pub quiz, coming soon!