"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.

THE 2014 HAROLD WINCOTT MEMORIAL LECTURE

"The West's mistake has been to focus on how power is acquired, rather than on how it is used."

The 2014 Harold Wincott Annual Memorial Lecture, entitled "Africa: New Opportunities, Old Impediments", was given on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 by Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford.

Photo right: Professor Sir Paul Collier.

For a full text of Professor Collier's lecture, click here


Professor Collier's lecture was followed by comments from Richard Dowden, Director of The Royal African Society.

"The good news is that that there is a trend towards devolution and localisation throughout Africa which should weaken central control and bring resources closer to the people."

Photo right: Richard Dowden.

For a full text of Richard Dowden's response to the lecture, click here

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

Contact our Secretary, Ian Rodger, at secretary@wincott.co.uk
© The Wincott Foundation 2012
Registered Charity 313770