University Challenge

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...

'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...