Popular comedy fantasy author Terry Pratchett has agreed to the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth at the University of Warwick naming one of their Summer School Scholarships after him. The Scholarship will be given to support a gifted young person, from a less privileged background, who wishes to take part in the Creative Writing stream of one of National Academy's Summer Schools.
Terry Pratchett, who was declared to be one the UK's top 2 favourite authors in the BBC's Big Read Survey - only he and Dickens had no less than 5 books nominated in the Big Read top 100, has close associations with the University of Warwick.
He is an Honorary Graduate of Warwick and has co-written books with two Warwick researchers - Professor Ian Stewart, and Dr Jack Cohen - using his Discworld universe to explain real scientific concepts. Both Ian and Jack participated in last years National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth Summer School. For more on this link see:
There are pictures of Terry (centre) with Ian (left) and Jack (right) here at: link To First Picture or click on the thumbnail you can see at the top of this page. There is alternative picture at link to second picture
Parents can find more details on the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth at the University of Warwick and its Summer schools at www.warwick.ac.uk/gifted