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Scholarship set up in memory of David Tebbutt

27 November 2012

Faber and Faber and UCL have announced a new scholarship in memory of the late David Tebbutt, Finance Director of Faber and Faber from 2002 until his untimely death in September 2011.

UCL students celebrate graduation

The UCL David Tebbutt Scholarship and will be awarded annually - commencing in 2013 - to fully fund a place on the MA in Publishing programme.

The scholarship will be funded by the David Tebbutt Trust, which is jointly administered by Faber and Faber and the Tebbutt family. The principal aim of the Trust is to further the education of those wishing to pursue a career in the publishing, writing and information industries, and related fields of activity. As well as funding a full year's fees, the scholarship will also carry a guaranteed work placement with Faber and Faber.

Oliver Tebbutt, David's son said: "My father was dedicated towards publishing and the book trade.

"Never having the opportunity to gain a degree himself, the idea of a scholarship that furthers people's education to pursue careers within the field of publishing would appeal to him greatly. We are very pleased to announce the David Tebbutt Scholarship, I know it would make my father extremely happy and I hope it can help people enter the industry that he loved."

Professor Iain Stevenson, Director of the Centre for Publishing (CfP) at UCL said Mr Tebbutt had supported the centre's work in the past.

He said: "I am touched by the generosity of the Tebbutt Trust and Faber in creating this prestigious award. It is good to know that David's memory will be perpetuated by funding the career aspirations of someone who otherwise might not be able to study publishing.

"David took a great interest in new ideas and at a time of rapid change I feel sure his innovative spirit will continue to inspire and inform our teaching and research."

Stephen Page, Faber's Publisher and Chief Executive, said: "David always took a great interest in those coming to the industry from diverse backgrounds, and was characteristically generous with his time and energy towards them.

"I know how pleased he would be to be associated with this award. It is fitting to his memory and honours him appropriately."


Media Contact: Ed Nash

Details of the scholarship are available from the UCL Centre for Publishing