1 OCTOBER 1988, Page 42

T. E. Utley

Sir: Many of your readers will have read and been grateful for the writings of the. late T. E. Utley — on the maintenance of the constitution, the traditions of the Church, the unity of the kingdom, and the evolution of Conservative thought.

Some of his friends and colleagues, in recognition of the great encouragement which he always gave to young writers, are setting up a Memorial Fund to endow an annual award to the most promising poli- tical writer (of under 35) whose work has appeared in any English-speaking journal. The trustees and initial, generous donors of the fund include both Mr Conrad Black and Mr Rupert Murdoch.

The Prime Minister, who has paid elo- quent tribute to T. E. Utley's 'formative influence on today's Conservatism's is pat- ron of the Fund.

Donations should be sent to the T. E. Utley Memorial Fund, a/c no. 0422589, National Westminster Bank plc, Law Courts Branch, 95 Chancery Lane, Lon- don WC2A 1DX.

Alistair B. Cooke Simon Heifer ' Oliver Knox John O'Sullivan Colin Welch Charles Wilson Peregrine Worsthorne

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