BBC Director Of Content Charlotte Moore To Deliver The Royal Television Society’s STEVE HEWLETT MEMORIAL LECTURE
The Royal Television Society’s (RTS) annual Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, on the 11th October 2018 at the University of Westminster.
The annual lecture, and the scholarship fund for undergraduate students of broadcast journalism from lower backgrounds, was established by The Media Society and The Royal Television Society in memory of Steve Hewlett who died in February 2017. This year two scholarships, which recognise Steve’s ongoing commitment to improving access for all to careers in the media and improving social mobility, will be awarded.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content said “As we navigate our way through the seismic changes and challenges taking place in our industry, I often wish I could call on Steve for advice or to get his view on the latest takeover deal or Ofcom quota. Steve was never scared to ask difficult questions of the BBC and yet he was also our greatest champion and supporter. He believed passionately in British creativity and risk taking in public service television. It’s an honour to be asked to give a lecture in his name."
Theresa Wise, CEO Royal Television Society added “Charlotte Moore is one of the most inspiring creative leaders in the UK. She sets the agenda for the BBC’s inform, educate and entertain mission – and we are therefore very grateful that she is giving this address as we remember the late great Steve Hewlett.”
The first Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture in 2017 was presented by Today presenter Nick Robinson, and raised issues surrounding mainstream and social media.
For more information on, and to book tickets to, this year’s event please go to here.
About The Royal Television Society
From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium.
As an educational charity, we encourage and celebrate work in television and its related fields, from finding out how the nation’s favourite shows are made in our Anatomy of a Hit series, to celebrating burgeoning talent at our annual Student Awards.
The industry’s most talented individuals give us an insight into the work that goes into making cutting edge contemporary TV. From Government ministers and CEOs to workshops with great runners, our events look at every part of the business.
Our annual Television Journalism, Programme, Craft and Design and Student Awards, celebrate achievements across the broadcasting industry.
Education is key to what the RTS does. Each year, we offer Television Production and Technology bursaries to help those from less affluent backgrounds get a foothold in the industry and Masterclass sessions bring together students, academics and industry heads.
RTS Futures, which is aimed at those in their first two years of employment, organises an exciting roster of discussion, training and social occasions. Recent events have included workshops on learning to format shows and how to survive as a freelancer, and expert panels explaining how to be the best researcher and how to make it on-screen.
Each year global television leaders gather to discuss what the future holds for television at our London Conference or the RTS Cambridge Convention.
Alongside our engaged community of over 4600 full members, the Society is supported by Britain and the world's biggest broadcasters, producers and consultants, including Principal Patrons BBC, BskyB, Channel 4 and ITV.
Originally founded as the Television Society in 1927, the Society was granted its Royal title in 1966 and HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of the RTS in 1997.
Today, 14 regional and national groups curate lively events and awards around the UK and Ireland, from Glasgow to Galway.