"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, Economic and Financial Journalism in 2015

19 May, 2016 - The winners of the Wincott awards for 2015 were announced today at a lunch at Mansion House in the City of London.

Financial Journalist of the Year award went to John Gapper of the Financial Times. The Television Award was taken by Channel 4 News / ITN. A full list of the 2015 award winners and their citations is here.

 

Lifetime achievement award for Sir Geoffrey Owen

Sir Geoffrey Owen has had distinguished careers in journalism and academia. He was editor of the Financial Times between 1981 and 1990, leading the paper's rapid international expansion. He then moved to the London School of Economics where, in addition to teaching, he wrote books about British industrial policy. For further details, click here.

Wincott Lecture

Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?

The 2016 Wincott Lecture, "Britain and Europe: What Ways Forward?", will be given by Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University, followed by a response from Robert Tombs, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge.

The lecture will take place at Church House, Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3NZ on Wednesday, 26 October at 5:30pm. For futher information, please contact the Secretary (email address at foot of this page).

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. A total of 38 journalists attended the programme during this period.

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. So far, 10 have written essays. They are published here.

THE TRUSTEES
SIR RICHARD LAMBERT (Chairman)
SIR GEOFFREY OWEN
PROF IAN HARGREAVES CBE
JOHN O'HIGGINS
BRONWEN MADDOX
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
CHRISTOPHER HIRD
BILL ROBINSON
ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT

Contact our Secretary, Ian Rodger, at secretary@wincott.co.uk
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