"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

16 March, 2017 - At their meeting on 14 March, the judges of the applications for the Wincott awards for financial journalism in 2016 selected the following finalists. The finalists have all been invited to the awards lunch on 18 May at Mansion House at which the winners will be announced and prizes given.

Financial Journalism of the Year

Ed Conway, Sky News/The Times
Allister Heath, The Telegraph
James Kynge, Financial Times

Personal Finance Journalism of the Year

Merryn Somerset Webb, Financial Times
Money Box, BBC Radio 4
Katie Morley, The Telegraph

Journalism in the UK Nations and Regions

Sion Barry, The Western Mail
Robin Johnson, Derby Telegraph
Helen Pidd, The Guardian (north of England)

Young Financial Journalist of the Year

Mike Bird, The Wall Street Journal
Kadhim Shubber, FT Alphaville
Aime Williams Financial Times

Wincott Audio Journalism of the Year

Company Casebook, Share Radio
Tax Transparency, In Business, BBC Radio 4
World Business Report, BBC World Service

Wincott Video Journalism of the Year

Punk TV, FT.com
Secrets of Cadbury, Dispatches, Channel 4
Zero Hours Britain, Channel 4 News

For further information on the Harold Wincott awards, click here.

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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