The Ultimate News Quiz 2014

The Ultimate News Quiz is one of London’s most popular, ‘must attend’ annual charity events. Founded by Baroness Anne Jenkin Co-Chair and co-founder, with Martha Kearney of the BBC, it attracts an incredibly influential and star studded guest list.

This year’s event will take place on the evening of 20th March, at the London Film Museum, South Bank. It will be hosted by Nick Robinson and Hugo Swire will be our auctioneer.

The evening benefits two charities: Restless Development works with young people in South Asia and Africa to train educate and inspire them to lead development in their countries. Action for Children support and speak out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children. Next March’s Ultimate News Quiz will be the eighth and the event has raised a total of over £450k. This year’s fundraising target is £100k and we are hoping to beat our previous best.

Organising Committee

Alastair Bennett, Andrew Dunnett, Anita Land, Anne Jenkin, Ben Monro-Davies, Bill Rudgard, Chris Shaw, Dan Faulks, David Buik, Dianne Stradling, Dominic Crossley-Holland, Geraldine Ryan, Jennifer Noon, Kate McAndrew, Laurena Di Bello, Lizzi Watson, Lucy Crystal, Lynn Murray, Maria Lini, Maria Toubbe, Martha Kearney, Robin Elias, Ruth Robinson, Tracey MacLeod, Vivien Fowle.

Check out our fantastic footage of UNQ 2013

“The Ultimate News Quiz lives up to its billing on every level. Ultimate fun, questions and rivalry. Great evening. You’d be crazy to miss it.”

Kay Burley, 2013


“An evening not to be missed. The Ultimate News Quiz isn’t just a great night out but also an opportunity to flex your journalistic muscle (and test your limitations and those of your colleagues)!”

Natasha Kaplinsky, 2013

“Never before have so many great minds proved how little they collectively know… a fabulous night with hilarious questions for an excellent cause.”

Emily Maitlis, 2012

“Forget the BAFTAs and the RTS awards – this is the quiz that every news programme wants to win”

Jon Snow, 2010

“The Ultimate News Quiz is where hacks and TV luvvies get their comeuppance”

Anne Robinson, 2010

“Never before in the field of human quizzing have so many egos and bigheads battled it out for the sake of vanity and winning a modestly priced tin cup”

Jeremy Paxman, 2007