"supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism"

The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Richard is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

Wincott Awards

The Harold Wincott Awards for Business Journalism in 2016

12 December, 2016 - Applications are invited for the six Harold Wincott Awards for Business, Economic and Financial Journalism in 2016. They are:

  • THE WINCOTT JOURNALISM OF THE YEAR AWARD: to an individual or team making the best contribution to financial, business and economic journalism

  • THE WINCOTT AWARD FOR VIDEO JOURNALISM: awarded to a team or individual judged to have produced the best video programme

  • THE WINCOTT AWARD FOR AUDIO JOURNALISM: awarded to a team or individual judged to have produced the best audio programme

  • THE WINCOTT YOUNG JOURNALIST AWARD: to an individual journalist under the age of 28 at the end of 2016, working in any medium

  • THE WINCOTT AWARD FOR PERSONAL FINANCE JOURNALISM IN 2016: to an individual or team making the best contribution to reporting or analysis of personal finance issues

  • THE WINCOTT AWARD FOR FINANCIAL JOURNALISM IN THE UK NATIONS AND REGIONS in 2016: to an individual or team in any medium making the best contribution to business journalism outside London

  • Details on how to apply and the criteria for the awards can be found in the announcement here. To download a "Word" version of the announcement, click here.

    The deadline for applications is 15 February, 2017.

    2016 Wincott Lecture

    Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?

    The 2016 Wincott Lecture, "Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?", was given by Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University.

    Professor James's lecture was followed by a response from Robert Tombs, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge.

    To read the texts of Harold James's lecture and Robert Tombs's response, and for an audio transcript of the subsequent question-and-answer session, click here.

    Wincott Fellowships

    Former fellows look back...and forward

    Between 1995 and 2015, The Wincott Foundation sponsored a fellowship programme through which journalists from the ex-Communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union spent one or two terms at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in the University of Oxford. In all, 38 journalists attended the programme.

    Following the closing of the programme, the Foundation invited former fellows to write an essay on their experience at Oxford, their careers and the evolution of business media in their countries. Their essays are published here.

    THE TRUSTEES
    SIR RICHARD LAMBERT (Chairman)
    SIR GEOFFREY OWEN
    PROF IAN HARGREAVES CBE
    JOHN O'HIGGINS
    DANIEL WINCOTT
    RUPERT PENNANT-REA
    CHRISTOPHER HIRD
    BRONWEN MADDOX
    BILL ROBINSON
    ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT

    Contact our Secretary, Ian Rodger, at secretary@wincott.co.uk
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