In a landmark partnership between Tina Brown CBE, Reuters, and Durham University, the Sir Harry Memorial Fund was established in 2022 to honour and further his journalistic legacy. The fund supports a prestigious global fellowship in investigative journalism, hosted in partnership with Reuters’ senior investigative and editorial teams.

The fund, which has already received over $7 million in pledges, including a $2 million endowment from Thomson Reuters, also launched Truth Tellers, the 2023 Sir Harry Evans Global Summit in Investigative Journalism at the Royal Institute of British Architects on 10 May.

Given the significant contribution Sir Harry made in setting the gold standard for journalism in the public interest and championing causes overlooked or denied, the fund provides an opportunity to help find and shape great investigative journalists of the future. We are particularly keen to hear from those interested in supporting more Sir Harry Evans Global Fellows. To discuss your role in this please contact Dr Katie Harland-Edminson, director of philanthropy at Durham University at katie.harland-edminson@durham.ac.uk or +44 7385 426700.

“All I tried to do – all I hoped to do – was to shed a little light.”
Sir Harry Evans

We would like to acknowledge the transformative largesse of our founding benefactors David Thomson, the Woodbridge Company, Thomson Reuters, and Sir Howard and Lady Stringer. This summit and the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowships are made possible through the generosity of our donors, including the Jeffrey Bewkes Charitable Gift Fund, the Donald and Catherine Marron Charitable Trust, the Holly Peterson Foundation and the Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G Peterson Fund, the Rattner Family Foundation, Malcolm Turnbull, and Mortimer B Zuckerman, to whom we express our deep gratitude.