"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 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 is an economic historian specializing in the history of Germany and European economic history. His latest book, "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas", written together with Markus Brunnermeier and Jean-Pierre Landau, has just been published.



Professor James's lecture was followed by a response from Robert Tombs, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. Professor Tombs's main area of research has been nineteenth-century French political history, and especially popular political culture. In 2014, he published "The English and their History".

To read the texts of Harold James's lecture and Robert Tombs's response, click here.

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. Sir Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times, was given a lifetime achievement award.

A full list of the 2015 award winners and their citations is here.

Details of Sir Geoffrey Owen's lifetime award are 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. 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
DANIEL WINCOTT
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
CHRISTOPHER HIRD
BRONWEN MADDOX
BILL ROBINSON
ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT

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