"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 Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.
The Harold Wincott Awards for Financial Journalism in 201410 December, 2014: Nominations are now invited for the annual Harold Wincott awards for business, economic and financial journalism in 2014. Please click here for details on the awards and how to apply for them.
The annual Harold Wincott awards for business, economic and financial journalism in 2013 were presented at a luncheon at Mansion House in the City of London on Thursday, 15 May, 2014. You can find a full list of the winners and their citations here.
The Harold Wincott memorial lecture
The Harold Wincott memorial lecture 2014The 2014 Harold Wincott memorial lecture was given by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, on Wednesday, 8 October, 2014 at Local Government House, London SW1. The title of his lecture was: "Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments". Richard Dowden, Director of The Royal African Society, gave a response. For full texts of the lecture and the response,click here
The 2013 lecture was given by Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times. To see the full text of his lecture, click here.