"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"

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 secretary@wincott.co.uk.

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 Awards

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.

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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