Monkman teams up with Seagull for new Radio Show

by Fiona Gilsenan, Wolfson Communications

Monkman and Seagull's Polymathic Adventure, Monday 21 August, 20.30 to 21.00 on BBC Radio 4

Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull

In the 2016-17 series of University Challenge, Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull became celebrities in their own right as the entertaining captains of Wolfson and Emmanuel respectively. But is there any useful purpose in knowing a lot? Both Eric and Bobby are curious about many subjects, but feel intense pressure to specialise.

In this programme they ask whether it is possible to be a useful polymath. Along the way they meet fellow polymath Stephen Fry and find out who was The Last Man Who Knew Everything.