2017 Harold Wincott Memorial Lecture
"Central Banks after the Great Recession"
29 September, 2017 - The 2017 Wincott Lecture, "Central Banks after the Great Recession", will be given by Prof Sir Charles Bean, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England for monetary policy, on Tuesday, 28 November at 6pm at Chatham House in London. A comment on the lecture will be made by The Rt Hon Ed Balls, former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. For further details on the lecture and to apply to attend, please contact the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Harold Wincott Awards for Business, Economic and Financial Journalism in 2016
18 May, 2017 - The annual Wincott awards for financial journalism were presented today at a luncheon at Mansion House in the City of London, in the presence of the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley. The guest speaker was Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems plc.
The winners were:
Financial Journalist of the Year
James Kynge, Financial Times
Personal Finance Journalist of the Year
Merryn Somerset Webb, Financial Times
Young Financial Journalist of the Year
Mike Bird, The Wall Street Journal
Audio Journalism of the Year
BBC Radio 4, In Business "Tax Transparency - Norway's Model"
Video Journalism of the Year
Channel 4 News, "Zero Hours Britain"
Journalism in the Nations and Regions
Sion Barry, The Western Mail
For further details on the winners, click here.
For information on the awards, click here.
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.