For most of the year, petrophysicists in Aberdeen concentrate on solving Archie’s equation to derive water saturation, etc.; but in late November, their laser sharp minds turn to a different challenge………the AFES Quiz Night in aid of the A.R.C.H.I.E Foundation and answering questions such as “What colours make up the Olympic rings?” or “What is Winnie-the-Pooh’s real name?” For one night they forget all about “m” & “n” and try to remember which was Roger Moore’s first Bond film, or the difference between Pecan Pie and a Bakewell Tart! And all this is against the clock and against teams of determined and crafty colleagues.
The connection between AFES and ARCHIE has developed over the last 12 years. The first quiz night in 2001 was held at Aberdeen University and was planned as a
one off Xmas event. At that time, fund raising for the new Aberdeen Royal Children’s Hospital was in full swing, so it was natural for AFES to join in ….and have some fun!
The quiz has followed a similar format since the start and is based on the popular pub quizzes found around the world. Teams of up to 5 answer questions on a variety of subjects, including History, Geography, Literature, Sports, and General Knowledge. There is always a Picture round of past and present celebrities and the ever popular Music round.
The AFES Quiz Night has become a fixture in the Aberdeen Xmas season and since 2001 we have managed to raise over £30000 ($45000) which has been donated to the ARCHIE Foundation.