"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.

2017 Harold Wincott Memorial Lecture

"Central Banks after the Great Recession"

28 November, 2017 - The 2017 Wincott Lecture, "Central Banks after the Great Recession", was given by Prof Sir Charles Bean, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England for monetary policy, at Chatham House in London. A response to the lecture was made by The Rt Hon Ed Balls, former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.

For further details and full texts of Sir Charles' lecture, and the Rt Hon Ed Balls' response, go here.

Wincott Awards

The Harold Wincott Awards for Business, Economic and Financial Journalism in 2017

08 December, 2017 - The Wincott Foundation invites applications for the annual Wincott awards for financial journalism in 2017. The invitation, complete with all information about submitting applications, can be downloaded 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
DAME FRANCES CAIRNCROSS
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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