Preview: University Challenge

Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman

Last year Balliol College, Oxford beat Wolfson College, Cambridge, to the annoyance of many who had taken a shine to Wolfson’s captain Eric Monkman.

The latest series of probably the hardest quiz around, hosted by Jeremy Paxman, kicks off with a match between Scotland and Northern Ireland, as the University of Edinburgh take on the University of Ulster.

It is good to see the old stalwart back: what many quiz fans are hoping for of course, is that BBC will correct their earlier change and move Only Connect back to Mondays rather than Fridays.

University Challenge is on BBC Two at 20.00.