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Monkman's world domination is one step closer! University Challenge fans get behind their finalist fave

He’s done it, Eric Monkman is through to the University Challenge final. Oh and so are his team.

For fans this was the first step to world domination for the ‘Canadian Roy Cropper’ who has won over a lot of hearts. 589 more words


Watching The English by Kate Fox

Thanks for the recommendation, Emily, I enjoyed this hugely. Watching The English – The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour is a fun-to-read socio-cultural/anthropological study of English people specifically, meaning all those who live in England, whatever their origins. 749 more words

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an historic occasion (sic)

Watching University Challenge last night, I winced as Jeremy Paxman referred in a question to “an historic occasion” – pronouncing the h in historic. I hate this mistake. 253 more words

University Challenge contestant hailed after snatching victory with incredible last-minute answer

There’s an unspoken rule about becoming a hit on University Challenge.

It’s this: you need to win viewers over immediately with some semblance of a quirky personality, whether it’s by way of an unusual dress sense, or even a huge array of impassioned facial expressions… 358 more words


University Challenge presenter Jeremy Paxman has split from partner of 35 years

Former-Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman has separated from his partner of 35 years, Elizabeth Clough.

The 66-year-old University Challenge presenter and Clough, 64, never married but have three children together: Jessica, 26, and 19-year-old twins, Jack and Victoria. 227 more words


Bedpan Humour

I’ve been in hospital for 5 days and sitting on my backside for 4 weeks. This has not been easy for me. I twitch unless I am doing at least two things at any one time as I fear Something Bad will happen due to my sloth. 1,861 more words