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University Challenge

All Episodes 2011 - 2018

  • 2018-11-26T20:30:00+00:00s at 2018-11-26T20:30:00+00:00 on BBC Two
  • 1962-09-21T20:30:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • 7 days, 23 hours, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Game Show
Academic quiz show where teams of students from UK universities answer questions on all manner of subjects

463 episodes

Special 1 Christmas 2011 - Episode 1

  • 2011-12-19T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The University of York takes on the University of Manchester in a first round match.

Special 2 Christmas 2011 - Episode 2

  • 2011-12-20T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Durham University and the University of Edinburgh fight it out in a first round match.

Special 3 Christmas 2011 - Episode 3

  • 2011-12-21T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Magdalen College, Oxford do battle with University College London in a first round match.

Special 4 Christmas 2011 - Episode 4

  • 2011-12-22T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The University of Warwick battle it out with the University of Sheffield.

Special 5 Christmas 2011 - Episode 5

  • 2011-12-24T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Trinity College, Cambridge, battle it out with the University of St Andrews.

Special 6 Christmas 2011 - Episode 6

  • 2011-12-25T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the first of the semi-final matches.

Special 7 Christmas 2011 - Episode 7

  • 2011-12-26T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the last of the semi-final matches.

Special 8 Christmas 2011 - Episode 8

  • 2011-12-27T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the final of Christmas University Challenge.

Jeremy Paxman presents the quiz. A team representing the Faculty of Advocates battles a team of Hospital Consultants

In the last of the first round matches, two teams battle for a place in the semi-final.

Special 14 Professionals 2008. 6. First semi-final

  • 2008-04-15T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Two teams battle it out for a place in the final.

Two teams battle it out for a place in the final.

Special 16 Professionals 2008. 8. The Final

  • 2008-04-22T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The two teams battle to become the 2008 champions.

Special 17 Christmas 2012 - Episode 1

  • 2012-12-17T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The University of Bristol take on the University of Leeds in a first-round match

Special 18 Christmas 2012 - Episode 2

  • 2012-12-18T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Team members include Peter Gibbs and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Special 19 Christmas 2012 - Episode 3

  • 2012-12-19T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Team members include Kate Mosse and Loyd Grossman.

Special 20 Christmas 2012 - Episode 4

  • 2012-12-20T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Team members include Lawrence McGinty and Bill Turnbull.

Special 21 Christmas 2012 - Episode 5

  • 2012-12-21T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Team members include Diane Abbott and Brian Moore.

Special 22 Christmas 2012 - Episode 6

  • 2012-12-31T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Guests representing University of Exeter take on the alumni of University of Glasgow.

Special 23 Christmas 2012 - Episode 7

  • 2013-01-01T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Guests from University of Birmingham and University of East Anglia do battle.

Special 24 Christmas 2012 - Semi-Final 1

  • 2013-01-02T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The first of the semi-final matches in this Christmas series featuring special guests.

Special 25 Christmas 2012 - Semi-Final 2

  • 2013-01-03T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is the last of the semi-final matches in the University Challenge Christmas quiz.

Special 26 Christmas 2012 - Final

  • 2013-01-04T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is the grand final of this seasonal competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 37 Champion of Champions 2014

  • 2014-04-19T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In this University Challenge special match, two teams representing Magdalen College, Oxford and Manchester University do battle to become the Champion of Champions. They have each won University Challenge on four occasions - more than any other institution. The sides include a member from each of the four champion Magdalen and Manchester teams. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 38 The Story So Far

  • 2008-12-27T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Documentary looking at the history of the iconic quiz show University Challenge. Featuring famous ex-contestants such as Stephen Fry, John Simpson, Julian Fellowes and Miriam Margoyles plus hosts Bamber Gascoigne and Jeremy Paxman, it traces the origins and development of the programme. From the first show transmitted in 1962 to the present day as it is being immortalised on film in Starter for Ten, a celebration of the triumphs, disasters and quirky characters of an enduring TV institution.

Special 39 Class of 2014 - Episode 1

  • 2014-07-07T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

What does it take to make it on to the toughest quiz on television? For the student teams who appear on University Challenge, their quest begins months before they arrive in the studio to meet the formidable Jeremy Paxman. Now for the very first time in the programme's history, the cameras have followed the students journey every step of the way. With access to some of the most prestigious universities and colleges across the UK, this explores what drives the students to compete in this iconic contest, and watches them negotiate the minefield of selecting their perfect teams, then swot, cram and bond in preparation for the gruelling audition process. Only 28 teams will make the grade but who will have done enough to earn a coveted place in the competition? Narrated by Richard Osman.

Special 40 Class of 2014 - Episode 2

  • 2014-07-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Over a hundred student quiz teams from all over the UK are about to discover whether they have earned a coveted place on the latest series of University Challenge. Having faced the gruelling interview and tackled the toughest test paper, they have done all they can - now it is time to learn their fate. For the successful 28 teams, their journey continues with an intense training period before heading to the studios in Salford's Media City. There they will come face to face with the formidable Jeremy Paxman and begin their quest to become University Challenge Champions 2015. Narrated by Richard Osman.

Special 43 Christmas 2014 - Episode 3

  • 2014-12-24T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Another first round match sees distinguished graduates from two of the UK's top universities battle it out for a place in the semi-finals. King's College, Cambridge with former BBC correspondent Martin Bell and Bishop David Walker, plays Royal Holloway, University of London with journalist Francis Wheen and MP Valerie Vaz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 51 Christmas 2015 - Episode 1

  • 2015-12-20T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

UCL vs Birmingham Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the Christmas quiz for university alumni. The UCL team includes Lynne Truss and the Birmingham team features John Hammond.

Special 52 Christmas 2015 - Episode 2

  • 2015-12-21T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Oriel, Oxford vs Trinity, Cambridge Christmas-themed quiz for university alumni. The Oriel College, Oxford team includes Peter Harness and Jon Bentley.

Special 53 Christmas 2015 - Episode 3

  • 2015-12-22T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Manchester vs UEA Christmas-themed quiz for university alumni. The Manchester University team features comedian Lucy Porter and The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong.

Special 54 Christmas 2015 - Episode 4

  • 2015-12-23T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Christ's, Cambridge vs Essex Christmas-themed quiz for university alumni. The Christ's College, Cambridge team includes Natalie Haynes and news correspondent James Reynolds.

Special 55 Christmas 2015 - Episode 5

  • 2015-12-24T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Exeter v Magdalen, Oxford University Challenge, Christmas 2015 Episode 5 of 10 Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the Christmas-themed quiz for distinguished university alumni. In the Exeter University team are wildlife presenter Nick Baker and actor Barnaby Edwards, who plays a Dalek in Doctor Who. They fight it out for a place in the semis against Magdalen College, Oxford, featuring documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux and writer Matt Ridley.

Special 56 Christmas 2015 - Episode 6

  • 2015-12-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Aberdeen v Sheffield University Challenge, Christmas 2015 Episode 6 of 10 Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the Christmas-themed quiz for distinguished university alumni. It is the penultimate first-round match and both teams are doing battle for a place in the semis. They are the University of Aberdeen, with broadcaster Nicky Campbell and Kezia Dugdale, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, and Sheffield University, with science presenter Adam Hart and Nicci Gerrard, the thriller writer better known as Nicci French.

Special 57 Christmas 2015 - Episode 7

  • 2015-12-29T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Durham v LSE University Challenge, Christmas 2015 Episode 7 of 10 Jeremy Paxman asks the questions in the Christmas-themed quiz for distinguished university alumni. It's the last first-round match, as two teams are up against each other for a place in the semis. The University of Durham team includes news presenter Tim Willcox and founder of the Eden Project Sir Tim Smith. Playing them is the LSE team, with financial whiz-kid Martin Lewis and Radio 4's Today presenter Justin Webb.

Special 58 Christmas 2015 - Episode 8

  • 2015-12-30T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Semi-Final 1 University Challenge, Christmas 2015 Episode 8 of 10 It is the first of the semi-finals in the University Challenge Christmas quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 59 Christmas 2015 - Episode 9

  • 2015-12-31T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Semi-Final 2 University Challenge, Christmas 2015 Episode 9 of 10 Second semi-final in the University Challenge Christmas quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 60 Christmas 2015 - Episode 10

  • 2016-01-01T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The Grand Final University Challenge, Christmas 2015 Episode 10 of 10 It is the grand final of this seasonal competition for alumni from some of the UK's top universities - which university will be Christmas University Challenge champions? Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. In the opening match of the series, a University of Manchester team, featuring poet Simon Armitage and author Sarfraz Manzoor, take on a St Anne's College, Oxford, side that includes Dame Mary Archer and broadcaster Janina Ramirez. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 62 Christmas 2016 - Kent vs Sussex

  • 2016-12-20T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. A University of Kent team, with presenter Paul Ross and journalist Shiulie Ghosh, battles a University of Sussex side, featuring news presenter Dermot Murnaghan and comedian Hattie Hayridge, for a place in the semi-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. Journalist Samira Ahmed and Chair of Acas Sir Brendan Barber represent City, University of London, as they take on Newcastle University, whose team includes singer, songwriter and actor Wilko Johnson and TV presenter Charlie Webster. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 64 Christmas 2016 - SOAS, London vs Leeds

  • 2016-12-22T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. A team representing SOAS, featuring comedian Dom Joly and presenter Gus Casely-Hayford, take on a University of Leeds side that includes BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed and Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. A team representing the University of Edinburgh, featuring actress Rachael Stirling and geneticist Steve Jones, take on a side from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, that includes Matthew Price, chief correspondent of Radio 4's Today programme, and novelist Joanne Harris. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. In this penultimate first round match, both teams battle for a place in the semi-finals. Magdalene College, Cambridge, featuring radio and TV presenter Clemency Burton-Hill and Harry Potter film director Mike Newell, take on St Hilda's College, Oxford, with crime writer Val McDermid and historian Daisy Dunn. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 67 Christmas 2016 - Bristol vs Nottingham

  • 2016-12-26T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. In the last first round match, both teams battle for a place in the semi-finals. The University of Bristol includes economist Will Hutton and Channel 4 presenter Kate Quilton. Playing them is the Nottingham University team, with weather presenter Nick Miller and Olympic canoeist David Florence. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 68 Christmas 2016 - Semi-Final 1

  • 2016-12-27T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is the first of the semi-finals in the University Challenge quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 69 Christmas 2016 - Semi-Final 2

  • 2016-12-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is the second of the semi-finals in the University Challenge quiz for grown-ups. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Special 70 Christmas 2016 - Grand Final

  • 2016-12-29T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is the grand final of this festive competition for alumni from some of the UK's top universities. Which university will be Christmas University Challenge champions? Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

It is the opening match of the Christmas quiz for grown-ups, with two teams doing battle for a place in the semi-finals. The Durham team includes musician Rod Clements from the band Lindisfarne and actor Nick Mohammed. The Keble Oxford team includes comedian Katy Brand and children's author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

In the second match, Selwyn College, Cambridge, with screen writer Robin French and comedian Viv Groskop, face St Andrews University, with BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor and writer Alistair Moffat.

Special 73 Christmas 2017 - York vs Southampton

  • 2017-12-27T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In the third match, the University of York, with Daily Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire and Radio 3 presenter Tom Service, fight it out against the University of Southampton, whose team includes Times columnist Clare Foges and Front Row presenter John Wilson.

Special 74 Christmas 2017 - Leicester v UCL

  • 2017-12-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The University of Leicester, with Paralympian gold medallist Danielle Brown and Sky at Night presenter Pete Lawrence, fight it out against the UCL team, with BBC journalist Jeremy Bowen and president of the Royal College of Physicians Jane Dacre.

In the St John's, Cambridge, team are screen writer Frederic Raphael and writer Laura Bates. They are fighting it out against St Edmund's Hall, Oxford, featuring Sky News presenter Anna Botting and screenwriter and comedian Emma Kennedy.

In the penultimate first-round match, the Queen Mary College, London, team, including Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson and broadcaster Adrian Chiles, faces Cardiff University, with BBC World News presenter Laura Trevelyan and former cycling world champion Nicole Cooke.

Special 77 Christmas 2017 - Brunel v Reading

  • 2018-01-02T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In the last first-round match, the Brunel University team includes Chelsea footballer Eniola Aluko and former Olympian and broadcaster Iwan Thomas. Playing them is the Reading University team, with Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games and gardening expert Pippa Greenwood.

Special 78 Christmas 2017 - Semi-Final 1

  • 2018-01-03T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. It is the first of the semi-finals.

Special 79 Christmas 2017 - Semi-Final 2

  • 2018-01-04T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. It is the second of the semi-finals.

Special 80 Christmas 2017 - Grand Final

  • 2018-01-05T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A festive edition of the quiz, featuring distinguished university alumni. It is the grand final - which university will be Christmas University Challenge champions?

1x01 Pro-Celebrity Match

  • Series Premiere

    1992-12-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A history of the programme followed by a pro-celebrity match.

1x02 Comic Relief ep.

  • 2000-01-01T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Date is placeholder.

38x02 Corpus Christi, Oxford vs. Durham

  • 2008-07-14T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In the second of the first round matches, the students of Corpus Christi College, Oxford fight it out against the team representing the University of Durham. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

38x12 King's, Cambridge vs Edinburgh

  • 2008-09-22T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The students representing King's College Cambridge fight it out with the University of Edinburgh in another first round match of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

39x01 Christ's College, Cambridge / University of Warwick

  • Season Premiere

    2009-07-06T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Christ's College, Cambridge vs. the University of Warwick.

The Royal Veterinary College, which is a constituent college of the University of London, vs Manchester University.

First-round match featuring University of Loughborough vs. University College London.

First-round match featuring Clare College, Cambridge versus Jesus College, Oxford.

First-round match featuring University of Nottingham versus Girton College Cambridge.

Students from the University of Edinburgh take on the University of Central Lancashire.

It is England v Wales as students from King's College, London, do battle against the University of Cardiff in a bid to reach the next round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Students from Newnham College, Cambridge battle against the University of Sussex.

St John's College Oxford are up against the University of Durham.

Magdalene College Cambridge is pitched against St Hugh's College Oxford.

The students representing the University of York do battle against the medics of St George's, University of London with the aim of reaching the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

A Scottish institution meets an English institution as the University of St Andrews is up against Somerville College, Oxford in another first round match. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The students representing Emmanuel College Cambridge do battle against Regent's Park College Oxford.

In the first of the highest-scoring losers matches, University College London and Clare College Cambridge have another opportunity to reach the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the second and last of the highest scoring losers' matches it's an all Cambridge affair as Christ's College Cambridge play Emmanuel College Cambridge for a place in the second round of the competition.

In the first of the second-round matches, the students of Girton College, Cambridge fight it out against the medics of St George's, University of London for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In another second-round match, students representing Newnham College, Cambridge, do battle with St Andrews University for a place in the quarter-finals of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Students representing St John's College, Oxford do battle with the University of Loughborough for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Students representing University College, London do battle with Emmanuel College, Cambridge for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In another second-round match, Imperial College, London fights it out against St Hugh's College, Oxford. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Students representing Jesus College, Oxford play the University of Warwick for a place in the next stage of the competion. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the penultimate second-round match, it's Scotland versus England when the students from the University of Edinburgh take on Regent's Park College, Oxford. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the last second-round match, the students of the University of Manchester fight it out with King's College, London. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the second of their quarters, St John's College Oxford play Manchester University. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Girton College Cambridge and St Andrews University, who both lost their first quarter-final matches, play each other for another chance to stay in the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the second of their quarters, Imperial College London play Emmanuel College Cambridge. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Edinburgh University and Jesus College Oxford, who both lost their first quarter-final matches, play each other for another chance to stay in the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Manchester University and Edinburgh University, who have both won one quarter-final and lost one quarter-final, play each other for another chance to stay in the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

39x34 10th 2-stage quarter-final

  • 2010-03-15T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Imperial College London and Girton College Cambridge, who have both won one quarter-final and lost one quarter-final, get another chance to stay in the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

39x35 1st semi-final

  • 2010-03-22T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In the first of the semis St John's College, Oxford plays Imperial College, London.

39x36 2nd semi-final

  • 2010-03-29T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Emmanuel College, Cambridge do battle with Manchester University for a place in the final.

39x37 Final

  • 2010-04-05T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

40x01 St Andrews University / University of Bristol

  • Season Premiere

    2010-07-05T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Students from St Andrews University do battle with a team representing the University of Bristol in the opening match of the series. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the second of the first-round matches, the students of the University of Cardiff fight it out against Oxford Brookes University for a place in the next round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

This is an Oxbridge first-round match with students representing Balliol College, Oxford battling against Queens' College, Cambridge for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In another first round match, the students from Peterhouse, Cambridge fight it out with the University of Exeter in a bid to get through to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Students from the University of York battle with the team representing the Royal College of Music for a place in the competition's second stage. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The students of Newnham College, Cambridge play the University of Southampton's brains trust for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Christ's College, Cambridge fights it out against the University of Liverpool in a bid to reach the next stage of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

It's an Oxbridge first-round match; a team of students representing Downing College, Cambridge is up against St Edmund Hall Oxford. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The team representing the University of Newcastle fights it out against the University of Sheffield. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

A team of students representing University College, London go up against Hertford College, Oxford, in another first round match. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Durham University takes on Magdalen College, Oxford in another first-round match of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

Edinburgh plays Jesus College, Oxford in another first round match of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The team from the University of the Arts London fights it out with Imperial College London for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

It's an Oxbridge battle in the last of the first round matches as the team representing Merton College, Oxford, takes on St John's College, Cambridge, for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the first of the two highest scoring round one losers matches, Cardiff University plays the University of Exeter for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the last of the two highest scoring round one losers matches, St Andrews fights it out with St John's College, Cambridge, for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In the first of the second round matches, Christ's College Cambridge plays Edinburgh for a place in the quarter finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In another second round match, students representing Oxford Brookes University do battle with the University of the Arts London for a place in the quarter finals.

40x19 University of Exeter / University of York

  • 2010-10-15T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In another second round match, students representing the University of Exeter fight it out with York University for a place in the quarter finals.

The quarter-finals continue. In the second of their quarters, Oxford Brookes University play the University of Sheffield. Teams must win two quarter-finals to get through to the semi-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The quarter-finals continue. Christ's College, Cambridge, and Magdalen College, Oxford, who both lost their first quarter-final matches, play each other for another chance to stay in the competition. Teams must win two quarter-finals to get through to the semi-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The quarter- finals continue. Teams need to win two quarter- final matches to reach the semi-final stage. In the second of their quarters, Peterhouse Cambridge play Queens' College, Cambridge. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

40x32 York University / University of Bristol

  • 2011-02-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The quarter-finals continue, with teams needing to win two quarter-final matches to reach the semi-final stage. York University and the University of Bristol, both of whom lost their first quarter-final matches, play each other tonight for another chance to stay in the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The quarter-finals continue, with teams needing to win two quarter-final matches to reach the semi-final stage. Magdalen College, Oxford and Queens' College, Cambridge, who have both won one quarter-final and lost one quarter-final, get another chance to reach the semis. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

It's the last of the quarter-finals. Teams need to win two quarter-final matches to reach the semi-final stage. Oxford Brookes University and the University of York, who have both won one quarter and lost one quarter, now have another chance to get to the semis.

40x35 First Semi-Final

  • 2011-03-21T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The first of the semi-finals. Two Yorkshire teams, the University of Sheffield and York University battle it out for a place in the Grand Final.

40x36 Second Semi-Final

  • 2011-03-28T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The second the semi-final. Peterhouse, Cambridge fights it out against Magdalen College, Oxford for a place in the Grand Final

41x09 Manchester vs Selwyn, Cambridge

  • 2011-08-29T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Manchester takes on Selwyn College, Cambridge, battling it out to secure a place in the next round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

41x10 UCL vs York

  • 2011-09-05T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

University College London takes on York, battling it out to secure a place in the next round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

41x11 King's, Cambridge vs Queen's, Oxford

  • 2011-09-12T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

King's College, Cambridge, takes on the Queen's College, Oxford, battling it out to secure a place in the next round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

41x12 Leeds vs Goldsmiths, London

  • 2011-09-19T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Leeds takes on Goldsmiths, University of London, battling it out to secure a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

41x13 St Anne's, Oxford vs Pembroke, Cambridge

  • 2011-09-26T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Students from St Anne's College, Oxford, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, battle it out in an Oxbridge clash to secure a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

41x14 LSHTM vs Nottingham

  • 2011-10-03T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Students from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine compete against a team from the University of Nottingham for a place in the second round. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x15 Homerton, Cambridge vs LSHTM

  • 2011-10-10T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Teams from Homerton College, Cambridge, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - two of the highest-scoring losers from round one - are given another opportunity to compete for a place in the next stage of the contest. Hosted by Jeremy Paxman.

41x16 Worcester, Oxford vs St Andrews

  • 2011-10-17T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Teams from Oxford's Worcester College and St Andrews - two of the highest-scoring losers from round one - are given another opportunity to compete for a place in the next stage of the contest. Hosted by Jeremy Paxman.

41x17 Leeds vs Clare, Cambridge

  • 2011-10-24T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A team from Cambridge's Clare College faces students from the University of Leeds in the first of the second-round contests, with the winners earning a place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x18 Birmingham vs Newcastle

  • 2011-10-31T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A team from the University of Newcastle faces students from the University of Birmingham in another second-round contest, with the winners earning a place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x19 Durham vs Homerton, Cambridge

  • 2011-11-07T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A team from the University of Durham faces students from Homerton College, Cambridge in another second-round contest, with the winners earning a place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x20 Queen's, Oxford vs Worcester, Oxford

  • 2011-11-14T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In an Oxford derby, a team from the Queen's College faces students from Worcester College in a second-round contest, with the winners earning a place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x21 Christ Church, Oxford vs Manchester

  • 2011-11-21T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A team from Christ Church, Oxford, faces students from the University of Manchester in a second-round contest, with the winners earning a place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x22 UCL vs Warwick

  • 2011-11-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A team from University College London faces students from Warwick in a second-round contest, with the winners earning a place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x23 Merton, Oxford vs Balliol, Oxford

  • 2011-12-05T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Teams from two Oxford colleges, Merton and Balliol, match wits in a second-round contest, with the winners earning a place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x24 Pembroke, Cambridge vs Nottingham

  • 2011-12-12T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Students from Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Nottingham match wits in the final second-round contest, with the winners earning the last remaining place in the quarter-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x25 UCL vs Manchester

  • 2011-12-19T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Students from University College London and Manchester match wits in the first quarter-final contest, with the winners earning a place in the the next round. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x26 Balliol, Oxford vs Pembroke, Cambridge

  • 2012-01-02T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A team from Oxford's Balliol College faces students from Pembroke College, Cambridge, in a quarter-final contest. Teams need to win two matches in this round to progress to the semi-finals. Presented by Jeremy Paxman.

41x27 Newcastle vs Worcester, Oxford

  • 2012-01-09T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from the University of Newcastle and Worcester College, Oxford, compete in a quarter-final match. Teams need to win two matches in this round to progress to the semi-finals.

41x28 Clare, Cambridge vs Homerton, Cambridge

  • 2012-01-16T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as Clare College takes on Homerton College in an all-Cambridge clash in the quarter-finals. Teams need to win two matches in this round to progress to the semi-finals.

41x29 Worcester, Oxford vs UCL

  • 2012-01-23T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from Worcester College, Oxford, and University College London compete in a quarter-final match. Teams need to win two matches in this round to progress to the semi-finals.

41x30 Manchester vs Newcastle

  • 2012-01-30T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from the universities of Manchester and Newcastle compete in a quarter-final match. The contest represents the last chance for both to remain in the competition, as teams need to win two matches in this round to progress to the semi-finals.

41x31 Pembroke, Cambridge vs Clare, Cambridge

  • 2012-02-06T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as Pembroke College takes on Clare College in an all-Cambridge clash in the quarter-finals. Teams need to win two matches in this round to progress to the semi-finals.

41x32 Balliol, Oxford vs Homerton, Cambridge

  • 2012-02-13T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from Balliol College, Oxford, and Homerton College, Cambridge, compete in a quarter-final match. The contest represents the last chance for both sides to remain in the competition, as teams need to win two matches in this round to progress to the semi-finals.

41x33 Manchester vs Clare, Cambridge

  • 2012-02-20T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from Manchester University and Clare College, Cambridge, compete in a quarter-final match. Each side has recorded one win and a single defeat at this competition stage, and need to win this encounter if they are to progress to the semi-finals.

41x34 UCL vs Balliol, Oxford

  • 2012-02-27T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from University College London and Balliol College, Oxford, compete in the last quarter-final match. Each side has recorded one win and a single defeat at this competition stage, and need to win this encounter if they are to progress to the semi-finals.

41x35 Worcester, Oxford vs Manchester

  • 2012-03-05T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from Worcester College, Oxford, and the University of Manchester compete in the first semi-final match. Both teams won two encounters in the previous round to reach this stage, and now find themselves one win away from the series final.

41x36 Pembroke, Cambridge vs UCL

  • 2012-03-12T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from Pembroke College, Cambridge, and University College London compete in the second semi-final match. Both teams won two encounters in the previous round to reach this stage, and now find themselves one win away from the series final.

Jeremy Paxman asks the questions as teams from the University of Manchester and Pembroke College, Cambridge, compete in the final of the student quiz. To celebrate the 50th year of the competition, the Duchess of Cornwall presents the trophy to the winners at Clarence House. Last in the series.

42x01 Trinity Laban vs York

  • Season Premiere

    2012-07-16T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Trinity Laban Conservatoire do battle with the team representing the University of York.

42x02 St George's, London vs King's, Cambridge

  • 2012-07-23T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

St George's, London, play King's College, Cambridge, for a place in the next round.

42x03 Wadham, Oxford vs Bristol

  • 2012-08-13T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Students representing Wadham College, Oxford, do battle with the University of Bristol.

42x04 Strathclyde vs Durham

  • 2012-08-20T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Students from the University of Strathclyde fight it out with the University of Durham.

42x05 Queen Mary, London vs Jesus, Oxford

  • 2012-08-27T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The students from Queen Mary, London do battle with the Jesus College, Oxford team

The Magdalen College, Oxford team take on Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

42x07 Lincoln, Oxford vs Manchester

  • 2012-09-10T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Lincoln College, Oxford fights it out against the University of Manchester in a bid to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x08 Imperial, London vs Jesus, Cambridge

  • 2012-09-17T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The team representing Imperial College, London, is up against Jesus College, Cambridge.

42x09 St Andrews vs Bangor

  • 2012-09-24T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The University of St Andrews take on Bangor University in a bid to reach the next round.

42x10 Pembroke, Cambridge vs Lancaster

  • 2012-10-01T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Pembroke College, Cambridge take on the University of Lancaster in the first round.

42x11 Bath vs Liverpool

  • 2012-10-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The University of Bath plays Liverpool University in another first round match.

42x12 UCL vs Exeter

  • 2012-10-15T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

University College London takes on the University of Exeter in a bid to get through to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The students representing New College, Oxford do battle against Homerton College, Cambridge for a place in the second round of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x14 Warwick vs Aberdeen

  • 2012-10-29T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The University of Warwick faces Aberdeen University for a place in the second round.

42x15 Lincoln, Oxford vs Lancaster

  • 2012-11-05T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In a highest scoring losers play-off match, Lincoln College, Oxford plays Lancaster.

42x18 York vs New College, Oxford

  • 2012-11-26T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In another second-round match, the students representing the University of York do battle with New College, Oxford for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x19 Warwick vs King's, Cambridge

  • 2012-12-03T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The University of Warwick battles King's College, Cambridge, for a quarter-final place.

42x20 St George's, London vs Lancaster

  • 2012-12-10T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The medics of St George's, London fight it out against Lancaster for a place in the finals.

42x21 Magdalen, Oxford vs Manchester

  • 2013-01-07T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In the second round, Magdalen College Oxford plays the University of Manchester.

42x22 Bristol vs Imperial, London

  • 2013-01-14T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In another second-round match, the University of Bristol plays Imperial College, London for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

In another second-round match, University College, London plays Jesus College, Oxford for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x24 Bangor vs Durham

  • 2013-01-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In the last of the second-round matches, Bangor University plays the University of Durham for a place in the quarter-finals of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions

42x25 Manchester vs Imperial, London

  • 2013-02-04T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The University of Manchester takes on Imperial College, London in the first of the quarter-final matches. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x26 University College, London vs Bangor

  • 2013-02-11T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

University College London plays the University of Bangor in another quarter final match. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

The quarter-final stage continues as the students from Pembroke College, Cambridge play the medics of St George's, London. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x28 New College, Oxford vs King's, Cambridge

  • 2013-02-25T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The quarter-finals continue as New College, Oxford plays King's College, Cambridge. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x29 Manchester vs UCL

  • 2013-02-05T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The quarter-finals continue as the University of Manchester plays University College, London. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

42x30 Imperial, London vs Bangor

  • 2013-03-11T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The quarter-finals continue as Imperial College, London meet the University of Bangor.

The quarter-finals continue with St George's London playing New College, Oxford.

42x32 Pembroke, Cambridge vs King's, Cambridge

  • 2013-03-25T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The quarter-finals continue with Pembroke College playing King's College Cambridge.

42x33 Manchester vs St George's, London

  • 2013-04-01T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Manchester and the medics of St George's London compete in the quarter-finals.

42x34 Bangor vs King's, Cambridge

  • 2013-04-08T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

University of Bangor is against King's College Cambridge in the last of the quarter-finals.

42x35 UCL vs New College, Oxford

  • 2013-04-15T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In the first of the semi-finals University College, London takes on New College, Oxford.

42x36 Manchester vs Bangor

  • 2013-04-22T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The University of Manchester play the University of Bangor in the last of the semi-finals.

42x37 UCL vs Manchester

  • 2013-04-29T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

University College, London takes on the University of Manchester in the final.

43x01 Aberdeen vs Queen's, Belfast

  • Season Premiere

    2013-07-15T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The University of Aberdeen does battle with Queen's University Belfast.

43x02 St John's, Cambridge vs Reading

  • 2013-07-22T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

St John's College, Cambridge fight it out against the University of Reading.

It's an Oxbridge first round match when the students representing Trinity College, Cambridge do battle with Christ Church Oxford for a place in the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x04 Durham vs Queens', Cambridge

  • 2013-08-05T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In another first round match, the students from the University of Durham fight it out with Queens' College, Cambridge in a bid to get through to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x08 Keele vs Liverpool

  • 2013-09-02T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Students representing the University of Keele are up against the University of Liverpool.

43x09 Balliol, Oxford vs Peterhouse, Cambridge

  • 2013-09-09T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In an Oxbridge match, Balliol College, Oxford fights it out against Peterhouse Cambridge.

43x10 York vs Bath

  • 2013-09-16T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The University of York is up against the University of Bath in another first round match.

43x11 Pembroke, Cambridge vs Somerville, Oxford

  • 2013-09-23T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Pembroke College, Cambridge plays Somerville College, Oxford in another first-round match of the student quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x12 Cardiff vs Exeter

  • 2013-09-30T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Cardiff University takes on the University of Exeter in a bid to get through to the second round. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x13 St. John's, Oxford vs Downing, Cambridge

  • 2013-10-07T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In the penultimate first round match St John's College Oxford takes on Downing College, Cambridge to get through to the next stage of the competition.

43x14 Bangor vs Aberystwyth

  • 2013-10-14T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

It is a Welsh affair in the last of the first round matches, as the University of Aberystwyth is up against Bangor University. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x16 Southampton vs Loughborough

  • 2013-10-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In the last of the highest scoring loser matches, two more teams get a second opportunity to make it to the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x17 York vs Somerville, Oxford

  • 2013-11-04T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is the first of the second round matches when two teams battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x18 Downing, Cambridge vs Queen's Belfast

  • 2013-11-11T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is another second round match with two teams fighting it out for a place in the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x19 Clare, Cambridge vs Christ Church, Oxford

  • 2013-11-18T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Clare College, Cambridge, battles Christ Church, Oxford, for a place in the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x20 Bangor vs Southampton

  • 2013-11-25T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Bangor University takes on The University of Southampton for a quarter-final place.

The second round continues as two student teams bid to reach the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x22 Manchester vs Queens', Cambridge

  • 2013-12-09T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The second round continues as Manchester take on Queens' College, Cambridge, for a place in the quarter-final stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x23 Liverpool vs Cardiff

  • 2013-12-16T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The second round continues. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x24 Reading vs SOAS

  • 2014-01-06T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Two student teams compete in the last of the second round matches. With Jeremy Paxman.

43x26 Cardiff vs SOAS

  • 2014-01-20T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The quarter-finals continue. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x27 Somerville, Oxford vs Clare, Cambridge

  • 2014-01-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Pressure is mounting as the quarter-finals continue in the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x28 Queen's, Belfast vs Southampton

  • 2014-02-03T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The quarter-final stage continues as teams representing two more universities fight it out to reach the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x29 Trinity, Cambridge vs SOAS

  • 2014-02-10T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In another quarter-final match, which university team will make it to the next stage of the quiz for students? Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x30 Manchester vs Cardiff

  • 2014-02-17T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In another quarter-final match, two teams of students aim to reach the next stage of the quiz. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x31 Sommerville, Oxford vs Southampton

  • 2014-02-24T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The gruelling quarter-finals continue as two student teams vie to reach the next stage.

43x32 Clare, Cambridge vs Queens, Belfast

  • 2014-03-03T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The pressure is increasing as the quarter-finals continue.

43x33 Manchester vs Southampton

  • 2014-03-10T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It's the last of the quarter-final matches, as one more team makes it through to the semi-finals of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x34 SOAS vs Queen's Belfast

  • 2014-03-17T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It is the first of the semi-finals, as one team makes it through to the grand final of the quiz for students. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.

43x37 Trinity, Cambridge vs Somerville, Oxford

  • 2014-04-07T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In the grand final of the student quiz, one team gets to lift the University Challenge trophy. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.