"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.

Wincott Awards

The Harold Wincott Awards for Financial Journalism in 2013

15 May, 2014: The annual Harold Wincott awards for business, economic and financial journalism 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.

An announcement of the Wincott awards for business, economic and financial journalism in 2014, including the procedure for making an application, will be posted here in December, 2014.


The Harold Wincott memorial lecture

The Harold Wincott memorial lecture 2014

The 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.

THE TRUSTEES
SIR GEOFFREY OWEN (Chairman)
SIR RICHARD LAMBERT
PROFESSOR IAN HARGREAVES CBE
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
CHRISTOPHER HIRD
BILL ROBINSON
ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WOOD

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