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Welcome to our new RLF Fellows

New RLF Fellows clap at the 2024 Induction event. Photo by Adam Laycock.
  • 4 July, 2024

At the end of last month, we welcomed 44 new Fellows to the RLF with our yearly induction event at St Bride Foundation in London.

Sheena Wilkinson addresses new RLF Fellows at the 2024 induction event. Photo by Adam Laycock.

Sheena Wilkinson addresses our RLF Fellows at the 2024 induction.

Chair Sheena Wilkinson and mentors Amanda Mitchison, Jini Reddy and Simon Robson spoke to our new Fellows about their experiences of the Fellowship scheme, followed by smaller group discussions with our mentoring team about what they can expect from their posts in universities across the UK.

Jini Reddy leads a discussion group at the 2024 RLF Fellows' induction. Photo by Adam Laycock.

Mentor Jini Reddy in discussion with her group of RLF Fellows.

Maisie Chan with RLF Mentor Amanda Mitchison at the 2024 induction. Photo by Adam Laycock.

Fellows Maisie Chan and Helen Grant.

Members of the RLF team, including Chief Executive Edward Kemp and Director of Education Steve Cook, spoke about the work of the RLF, and some of our trustees and existing Fellows joined us in the evening to introduce themselves to our growing Fellowship.

When each new Fellow officially begins their post at a university this September, they will join the ranks of more than 750 professional writers who have worked in over 100 higher education institutions since the scheme’s inception in 1999.

Our new Fellows are:

Pragya Agarwal, Melissa Bailey, Rosamund Bartlett, Jim Beckett, Emily Berry, Rahul Bery, Matt Bryden, Genevieve Carver, Maisie Chan, Satinder Kaur Chohan, Marianne Colbran, Mary Cooper, Caroline Corcoran, Kenny Emson, Suzannah Evans, Rosie Fiore-Burt, Caspar Henderson, Paul Howarth, Kathryn Hughes, Daniel Ingram-Brown, Rosemary Jenkinson, Emma John, Taran N. Khan, Sophie Kirtley, Elizabeth Lewis, Howard Linskey, Darach MacDonald, Niki Mackay, Abigail Mann, Michael Mann, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Alexander Masters, Miranda Moore, Sally O’Reilly, Ruth Padel, Lisa Parry, Sylvia Patterson, Holly Race, Lucy Ribchester, Bethany Rutter, Rebecca Stott, Dave Swann, Rebecca Tantony, and Tony White.

Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Sophie Kirtley, Paul Howarth and Michael Mann in the audience for the 2024 RLF new Fellows' induction. Photo by Adam Laycock.

Fellows Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Sophie Kirtley, Paul Howarth and Michael Mann.

 

Emma John, Sylvia Patterson and Bethany Rutter in discussion at the 2024 RLF Fellows' Induction. Photo by Adam Laycock.

Fellows Emma John, Sylvia Patterson and Bethany Rutter in discussion.

 

Rahul Bery and Rebecca Tantony in discussion at the 2024 RLF new Fellows Induction. Photo by Adam Laycock.

Rahul Bery and Rebecca Tantony during a break-out session.

A huge welcome to all our new Fellows from everyone at the Royal Literary Fund.

Photos by Adam Laycock.


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