University Challenge

University Challenge Contestant Sam Fairbrother Has Viewers Obsessed

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

University Challenge contestants are known for being eccentric, but every so often someone comes along who exceeds all expectations. Enter Sam Fairbr...

People Can't Get Enough Of This University Challenge Contestant's Amazing Shirt

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

University Challenge fans were glued to their screens on Monday as the University of East London (UEL) took on the University of Glasgow in the last o...

Jeremy Paxman Gives Away Incredible Secret About University Challenge

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

They may be heralded as the brains of Britain, but University Challenge presenter Jeremy Paxman has revealed that the show’s contestants are not alw...

'University Challenge' Contestant Monkman Completely Steals The Show

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

It’s no secret that you have to be incredibly smart to go on ‘University Challenge’, but every so often, one contestant is a cut above and total...

Nobody Can Get Over How Ridiculous Last Night's University Challenge Was

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Monday’s edition of University Challenge had viewers glued to their screens with a particularly interesting set of contestants and a few major gaffe...

'University Challenge' Team Stuns Viewers With This Spectacular Music Fail

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Those boffins on ‘University Challenge’ usually succeed in making the rest of us feel deeply inadequate when it comes to our knowledge. However, M...

Everyone Is Hearting Oscar Powell From University Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Everyone loves a nerd. And everyone loves a bit of University Challenge. Enter contestant Oscar Powell, from Peterhouse, Cambridge, who is gloriously ...

Everyone Is Loving This University Challenge Contestant's Name

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

All eyes were glued to the screen when Barto Joly de Lotbiniere took to his seat for the weekly University Challenge showdown on Monday. And, when ...

'University Challenge' Provides Another Ridiculous Moment

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

We all know that things can get a bit fraught during a TV show as intense as ‘University Challenge’, but this new clip proves that the contestants...

Watch The Moment Buzzer Makes 'University Challenge' Contestant Jump Out Of His Seat

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

You’d think facing Jeremy Paxman on ‘University Challenge’ would be scary enough, but one poor student on the quiz show had to contend with some...

'University Challenge' Sends Viewers Into A Spin With Unusual Degree Subject

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘University Challenge’ has provided us with plenty of snigger-worthy moments over the years, but we reckon the show has just outdone itself thanks...

Style Lessons We Learned From University Challenge's Kamil Shah Pleather Look

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Style

Feathers were ruffled among the University Challenge lot after contestant Kamil Shah busted out with this pimp daddy number: Was it the fact t...

This Guy Just Owned University Challenge By Wearing A Pleather Vest

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Kamil Shah, a student from King's College, Cambridge, has bought some much needed pizzaz to the normally bland University Challenge - by donning a ple...

Is This The Fastest University Challenge Answer Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

University Challenge fans are used to seeing students answering questions at lightening speed, but this was something else. In the final on Monday,...

Jeremy Paxman: 'Lion of Journalism'... Or Git?

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

When, in June, Paxman finally hangs up those weary eyebrows and quits Newsnight, he will cap a glittering career. For 25 years, Paxman's main talent has been the ability to ask questions of the foremost inconsequence in the manner of a courtroom drama auditionee.

Come On, Jeremy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Jeremy Paxman doesn't hold back when contestants on University Challenge respond with the wrong answer. But what happens when the quizmaster himsel...

Stop Assuming We're All Idiots, Paxman Tells TV Bosses

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman has castigated TV bosses for "insulting" viewers' intelligence by dumbing down TV shows. The Newsnight and University C...

:WATCH: The Best University Challenge Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

After Manchester University were crowned University Challenge champions for the fourth time, bringing them onto a par with Magdalen College, Oxford, w...

Manchester Wins University Challenge For Fourth Time

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The University Of Manchester have become champions of BBC contest University Challenge for a fourth time, to equal the record set by Magdalen College,...

Beating the Bully: How to School Paxman on University Challenge

Will White | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Will White

If you go on a quiz show - and especially if that show is University Challenge - you had better get some questions right. And you had better not get too many questions wrong. And if you do get some questions wrong, you should try not to get them too wrong.

Paxman 'Savages' Student On University Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Famous for piling the pressure on politicians, Jeremy Paxman has now turned his attention to shy students, reducing one to a quivering wreck after a "...

Universally Challenged - How Can University Challenge Students Not Recognise The Voice Of Kate Bush?

Hilary Robinson | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Robinson

How can the cream of the student crop deal with the complexities of quantum physics or the inner mechanics of Chaucer yet seem to be ignorant of some of the most brilliant contributions made to contemporary culture? How can anyone not recognise the voice of Kate Bush?

The 10 Most Successful Quiz Teams in University Challenge History

Benjamin Skinner | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Benjamin Skinner

The popular quiz show University Challenge has been on our screens continuously since 1994 but the programme itself was first shown way back in 1962. Over the 50 years since its inception, there have been some impressive displays from students on the show and here ten of the most successful quiz teams. We've done the leg work to put them in lovely little list for you!

Your Starter For Ten: Who Won 'University Challenge'?

PA | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

A team from the University of Manchester have become champions of University Challenge for the third time in just seven years. Led by English liter...

Watch: The 10 Rudest Game Show Moments In History (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Comedy

They say you should never work with children or animals. But in the case of game shows, it might be wise to substitute 'children' for 'the public' and...