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Greetings from CALF

It is hard to imagine what Crispin would have thought about ‘lockdown’ but we can be sure he would have enjoyed the change it has brought about in our lives; our shared enjoyment of going out for a walk, suddenly noticing the small things and appreciating nature and the world around us. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented us from meeting together and we have had to postpone our 2020 Crispin Aubrey Legacy Fund (CALF) walk until the new year. Crispin was also a greater reader and enjoyed Dickens, we felt this quote captured him well - "There is nothing so contagious as laughter and good humour". Perhaps there never was a better time to remember how important and little laughter is...
Here’s a little update on what we’ve been up to.


CALF teamed up with Tenner Films and Dartmouth Films to fund a new film about the nuclear industry – ‘The Atom: A Love Affair’.

We are delighted to announce the launch of the much awaited 'The Atom: A love Affair'. The film part funded by the support of the Crispin Aubrey Legacy Fund is a sweeping story of technological obsession, political imperatives and powerful, conflicting passions for the atom. This is a documentary shedding new light on the present and future of nuclear power by delving deep into the story of its past. ​Crispin was very much involved in the early stages of the research for this film and was hugely supportive of the film's Director Vicki Lesley in her commitment to seeing this project realised.

The Atom: A Love Affair takes no sides, and pulls no punches in its witty and admirably objective archival account of the West’s relationship with nuclear power” New Scientist

​An ambitious international feature documentary revealing the West's rollercoaster love-hate relationship with nuclear power since the end of World War 2. In a dramatic tale of belief, betrayal, intrigue and hope, the film hears first-hand from the scientists, engineers, politicians and campaigners who have navigated the complex passions and political imperatives of the Twentieth Century's most controversial energy source.

You can find out more about this filmwatch a Q&A with director Vicki Lesley and Lily Cole and even stream the film at home.


A Note from Charlie

Charlie was awarded the 2018 undergraduate scholarship and graduated from UWE in June 2020.  He is passionate about the environment and using investigative journalism to shine a light on local issues in and around Bristol. He writes for the Bristol Cable and The Knowledge. 
Through the fund Charlie has undertaken training with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Knowle West Media Centre, the Bristol Cable and the Press Association. He has also had work experience placements with Ujima Radio (see image) and the Bristol Post. One of Charlie’s biggest achievements was raising attention to  a local community history project in St Werburgh's, Bristol, to ensure local war heroes histories were not forgotten.

You can can find out more by watching Charlie's short film here.  

What's Next 

Due to Covid-19, the selection of our 2020 scholars has been delayed until January. We are working with UWE to understand how best we can support them through this challenging time and to work out how feasible it will be to bring new scholars online in the new year. We are also hoping to showcase our 2017 scholars’, Holly Clemens and Michael Rossitor, short documentary film.
So although our plans have been postponed, have no doubt that the Crispin Aubrey Legacy Fund remains committed to supporting young talent, holding those in power to account and investing in aspiring journalists who champion the best investigative journalism. The recent death of Sir Harold Evans was a timely reminder of the legacy and impact one individual can achieve through journalism. Harold Evans, most famous for exposing the thalidomide scandal, will be remembered for the kind of campaigning, investigative journalism we hope to nurture in our scholars.  
Thank you all so much for your support and please do get in touch if you are aware of projects you think we should support or issues we should be helping to shine a light on - we’d love to hear from you!

How you can make a Difference

We would like to say a special thanks to all those who have donated, especially to our regular givers. To ensure the long term success and sustainability of CALF we would like you to encourage you to sign up to a regular standing order DID YOU KNOW?....... With just 30 regular givers of £10 per month, we would be able to sustain a regular scholarship programme. If you would like to make a donation or set up a standing order, please complete the gift aid form and return to: Hockpitt Farm, Hockpitt Lane, Over Stowey, Somerset, TA5 1EX
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