University Challenge

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...

Stone Roses Battle Oxford On BBC's University Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

They might be known for their musical genius, but The Stone Roses are the most unlikely contenders for University Challenge. Now a new mocked up vi...

Monday Night is Quiz Night

Paddy Duffy | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

One of my favourite TV rituals now takes place on a Monday. On BBC 2 Paxman's berating of undergrads on University Challenge kicks proceedings off, which is followed by a hop over to BBC4 for the toughest quiz on TV, Victoria Coren's Only Connect.