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RTS/MEDIA SOCIETY Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture 2023




  • Time

    Conversation starts 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

  • Location

    University of Westminster,
    4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY

John Ryley Editor in Chief Sky News (2006-2023) and Lyse Doucet Chief International Correspondent BBC News will discuss the economic, political, safety and other pressures on UK network news.

The lecture is run by the Royal Television Society and The Media Society. There will be a drinks reception after the lecture in the Portland Hall, sponsored by Sky. 

Proceeds of the lecture will go to the Steve Hewlett Scholarship Fund, which is chaired by Sir Clive Jones, and managed by him, Steve’s widow, Rachel Crellin and John Mair.

The fund was set up on the death of Steve in 2017 and to date eight Hewlett scholars have been helped through media/journalism courses at university. 

Come and hear a topical and far-reaching discussion chaired by Professor Roy Greenslade of City University and Guardian Media.

Event details
Thursday 14 September 2023

Timings: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY

Ticket Details
Standard tickets: £15.00
Student tickets: £5.00


The fund awards an annual  scholarship to students from low income families. There have been eight to date and their current destinations.

2017 Oliver Cummins Hylton Graduated from Salford University in 2020 with a BA Hons in Broadcast Journalism and an MA in documentary film making.

2018 Liam Warden Graduated with a BA Hons from Sheffield University in 2021. Shortly after leaving university he was offered a job at the Sky Sports Content Academy.

2019 Oisin Tomas Ó Raghallaigh is continuing his studies in PPE at The Queen's University, Belfast

2020 Khadija Akhi Uddin graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a first class honours in Journalism, Communication and Politics.

2021 Lola Panic is about to finish her final year at Goldsmiths University London studying for a BA in Media and Communications. 

2022 Liubov Slyusareva we are proud to be able to support Ukrainian film student Liubov - helping her continue her studies at The University of the Arts in London.

2022 Catriona Walsh has recently finished her second year at Queens University, Belfast studying for a BA in Broadcast Production. 

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