October 25th

Private foundations and international development funding

In september 2011, we submitted evidence to the International Development Committee Inquiry on Private Foundations

Following submission, Sarah Lock, Head of our Africa Programme, was invited to give evidence at the Committee's meeting on 25 October 2011. 

Our full submission is available to download, but in summary:

October 21st

New programme to monitor inequality and poverty

The Nuffield Foundation is funding a major new programme of work to report on the impact of the recession, spending changes and the government’s social policy reforms on inequality and poverty in the UK.

October 19th

UK Foundations give £290 million to overseas development

UK foundations gave an estimated £290 million to international development and related causes in 2009/10. 

The vast majority of the grants were made to civil society organisations in the UK and developing countries – equal to almost half the bilateral aid support given by the Department for International Development (DFID) to such organisations. 

October 18th

New chair sought for Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation are seeking to appoint a Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, to succeed Professor Albert Weale, who retires in 2012.

October 14th

The importance of empirical research in law

Deputy Director of the Foundation Sharon Witherspoon talks to Martin Partington about why we fund empirical research in law. She explains how good research can influence the development of the law and legal policy.

You can listen to the interview in this podcast.

October 12th

Emails from the Saint Midas Foundation

We are aware that an organisation presenting itself as the Saint Midas Foundation is fraudulently using our registered charity number, address and intellectual property in order to obtain credit card details on the premise of attending a conference.

This information has been used on a website and in email correspondence. The website is not related to the Nuffield Foundation and we have contacted the company hosting it to request its removal.

October 10th

Science Bursary student Hattie represents UK at international summit

Harriet Jones

Congratulations to former Nuffield Science Bursary student Hattie Jones who will represent the UK at the 2011 G(irls)20 Summit in Paris later this month. 

NHS should pay for funerals of organ donors

The NHS should test the idea of paying for the funerals of organ donors to help tackle the current shortage of organs, says a new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The Council suggests that this would be an ethical way of encouraging more people to sign the Organ Donor Register.

Romanian orphans 21 years on

The English and Romanian Adoptee (ERA) Study will feature in a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast on Tuesday 10 October