University Challenge

The Most Memorable British Game Show Moments Ever

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

The British game show has provided us with plenty of jaw-dropping moments over the years. From giggling hosts (we’re looking at you Bradley Walsh), ...

Everyone Is Obsessed With This University Challenge Contestant's Name

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

There have been some amazing names on University Challenge over the years. While Barto Joly de Lotbiniere was a fan favourite back in 2015, Bobby Seag...

Countdown The 8 Most Memorable University Challenge Contestants Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Although 2016 has been a bit of a shocker, it has also provided us with some University Challenge gold. From bonkers team captains to those prepared t...

University Challenge Fans Are Convinced Jeremy Paxman Got A Question On Scrabble Wrong

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Playing a board game at Christmas always seems like a good idea until someone inevitably gets frustrated and a family row breaks out. But last night ...

All Female University Challenge Team Were Ultimate Squad Goals On Christmas Special

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

University Challenge is not known for being at all representative when it comes to the gender of its contestants. But last night, during a festive ed...

University Challenge Viewers Stunned As Contestant Throws Serious Sass At Jeremy Paxman

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Some University Challenge contestants impress us with their brains. Others make their way into our hearts because of their incredible names. But once...

Eric Monkman Was Back On University Challenge And He Was Better Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Back in September, everyone’s favourite Canadian Eric Monkman swept onto our screens and stole our hearts. Last night, the University Challenge leg...

University Challenge Contestant Has Best Name To Ever Appear On TV

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Sometimes it’s the hard fought academic competition that gets University Challenge fans riled up. Other times, it’s something completely irrelevan...

University Challenge Viewers Gobsmacked At The Appearance Of Five Women On Show

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Unfortunately, University Challenge is not known for the diversity of its contestants. Last year, even question master Jeremy Paxman criticised the la...

University Challenge Fans Heartbroken As Show Loses Its Cheeriest Contestant

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

As a rule, avid University Challenge fans tend to love all of the contestants. But some of them completely steal our hearts. James Green from St Andr...

Jeremy Paxman's Theory On ‘Sexist’ University Challenge Row Involves A Knitted Toy

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Jeremy Paxman said he is “baffled” over allegations he made “misogynistic and sexist comments” to students on University Challenge, claiming h...

Students Boycott University Challenge Amid Accusations Jeremy Paxman Made 'Sexist' Comments

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Reading have boycotted University Challenge after accusing Jeremy Paxman of making “misogynistic and sexist comments...

This University Challenge Team Is Stuck In A 70s Time Warp And Viewers Are Obsessed

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Tonight’s University Challenge saw Edinburgh students take on the Open University in a nail-biting second round match that came down to a sudden dea...

Everyone Thinks Jeremy Paxman Said 'Bellend' On University Challenge Last Night

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

There are a lot of things we have come to expect from University Challenge over the years. Ridiculously brainy students, questionable outfit choices ...

University Challenge Round Leaves Even The Most Average Of Us Feeling Fabulously Brainy

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

There are few occasions on University Challenge that give viewers the chance to feel brainy. But when Jeremy Paxman fired a musicals round at contest...

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...