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Steve Hewlett memorial fund and lecture

The Royal Television Society and The Media Society have come together with a number of British broadcasters and media organisations to launch the Steve Hewlett scholarship for young journalists to celebrate the life of Steve Hewlett.

Steve, who died on 20 February 2017, inspired the nation with his candid accounts of his fight against cancer, charted through his columns in the Observer and interviews with Eddie Mair on BBC Radio Four's PM programme.

The Fund supports a scholarship initiative run by the Royal Television Society and The Media Society which will be presented each year to one recipient from a lower income family studying an undergraduate broadcast journalism course in the UK. The recipient is chosen by a panel including Steve's widow Rachel.

The awards will launch with an inaugural lecture by Nick Robinson on Thursday 28 September at the University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY (map) at 6:30pm.

For details and how to donate to the fund or indeed to apply for funding next year, see www.rts.org.uk/stevehewlettfund