New series. Jeremy Paxman presides over proceedings as the academic quiz returns for its 25th series since the revival of the show in 1995, with competitors from 28 universities around the UK answering questions on all manner of subjects. The opening match of the first round sees four students from the University of Warwick take on a quartet from Exeter University, battle it out for a place in the second stage of the contest as they seek to succeed 2018 winners St John's College, Cambridge and lift the trophy.