Definition of University Challenge from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


University Challenge

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a British television quiz show in which teams of students from different universities compete to answer difficult questions on a wide range of subjects. It was presented from 1962 to 1987 by Bamber Gascoigne and it started again in 1994, since when it has been presented by Jeremy Paxman. A phrase often used in the programme is 'Your starter for ten' to introduce a first question worth ten points.