University Challenge

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'No group hugs!': the University Challenge final – reviewed by last year’s winner
Despite Covid-safe measures, there was no shortage of teamwork and enthusiasm as Warwick and Magdalene College, Cambridge faced off in the final of the venerable quiz show

Caleb Rich

06, Apr, 2021 @10:18 AM

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Let's have an answer! Take our fiendish University Challenge quiz
Ahead of the grand final of the brain-squeezing series next Monday, test your mental mettle with 15 questions set by the show’s quizmasters

Guardian TV

02, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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What I'm really watching: MasterChef, University Challenge and the news
What happens when a film critic loses the will to watch movies? Our writer settles for cookery shows, half-hearted group-watches – and the knowledge that things could be much worse

Caspar Salmon

28, Apr, 2020 @8:47 AM

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Covid-19 is a nightmare for most– but a business opportunity for others
The last thing I want to think about in these testing times is whether or not I need funeral insurance

John Crace

24, Apr, 2020 @10:20 AM

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University Challenge’s US star: the team would have killed it without me
Brandon Blackwell responds after drawing flak for showing emotion on the BBC show

Esther Addley

22, Apr, 2020 @9:16 AM

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Your starter for 10: where are all the women on University Challenge?
This year’s final featured eight men in the teams – perhaps it’s time for the quiz to give gender quotas a try

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

21, Apr, 2020 @11:45 AM

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University Challenge final – reviewed by last year's winner
Imperial’s Brandon Blackwell dominates as the two teams rack up a combined score that is more than we’ve seen in a final for a decade

Max Fitz-James

21, Apr, 2020 @8:29 AM

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Imperial College wins much-hyped final of University Challenge
Social media stars Ian Wang and Brandon Blackwell face off, with latter victorious

Jessica Murray

20, Apr, 2020 @9:00 PM

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No conferring! Take our devilishly hard University Challenge quiz
Are you a brainbox like Brandon, or even half as wise as Wang? Ahead of Monday’s final, pit your wits against our truly tricky questions, as compiled by the show’s question setters

17, Apr, 2020 @12:35 PM

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Eyes down for a game of apocalypse bingo with Matthew McConaughey | Rebecca Nicholson
When so many celebrities are reduced to whingeing from their mansions, the actor proves he still has a role to play

Rebecca Nicholson

11, Apr, 2020 @3:00 PM

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I loved appearing on University Challenge. Then I looked at Twitter…
There are few women on the show, and after receiving a torrent of abuse on social media, Lucy Clarke (Jesus, Oxford) isn’t surprised

Lucy Clarke

22, Mar, 2020 @7:51 AM

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The Oxbridge problem: is it time to shake up University Challenge?
For decades, Oxford and Cambridge have been allowed to dominate the quiz by entering individual colleges. Here’s why we need to end this unfair advantage

Polly Smythe

09, Oct, 2019 @11:43 AM

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