Yesterday in the auspicious setting of the staff canteen at OUP in Oxford, Clarendon Scholar Chris May broke the Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous games of Scrabble played at one time by an individual. The University of Oxford student played 28 games simultaneously to beat the existing record of 25. Opponents were from the UK tournament Scrabble community and from the staff and students of the University. 

As part of the record attempt, Chris was also raising money for Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh), an Oxfordshire charity that helps children who are experiencing difficulties with reading.

Congratulations to Chris! We were geekily thrilled to be the location for such a wordy challenge!