January 30th

Richest have seen biggest cash income squeeze but poorest have faced higher inflation

New modelling on household income undertaken by the IFS as part of its Green Budget shows that: 

January 28th

Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education

Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education

Monday 17 March 2014 at the Royal Society, London
(10.30 – 16.00)

January 24th

Effects of co-operative learning and embedded multimedia on mathematics learning in Key Stage 2

An evaluation of PowerTeaching Maths, a technology-enhanced teaching approach in primary schools in which pupils in Years 4 and 5 work in small groups to help each other learn has found that the approach had no effect on attainment.

January 21st

An Equal Start? Book launch on 19 February 2014

Findings from an international comparison of the provision of early education and care will be presented at the launch of a new book at the LSE on Wednesday 19 February.

January 20th

Nuffield Foundation calls for Ofqual to reconsider proposal to remove the assessment of practical work from science A levels

The Nuffield Foundation has called for Ofqual to reconsider its proposal to remove the assessment of practical work from the final grade awarded in physics, chemistry and biology A levels.

We believe that hands-on practical work is an integral part of school science which enhances the learning of scientific knowledge. The technical and investigative aspects of scientific inquiry complement students’ theoretical understanding, enabling them to make links between what they observe and scientific ideas.

January 3rd

Dr Colette Bowe and Baroness Onora O’Neill awarded New Year's Honours

Nuffield Foundation Trustee Dr Colette Bowe and former Chair Baroness Onora O’Neill have been awarded New Year's Honours.

December 19th, 2013

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Monday 23 December until Thursday 2 January 2014. 

December 18th

Virtual hub for administrative justice research and development

The Nuffield Foundation is funding a new programme of work designed to kick-start the expansion of empirical research in administrative justice.

We have invited institutions with an interest in administrative justice research to apply for up to £250,000 to establish a ‘virtual hub’, consisting of a range of synthesis, review, dissemination, and engagement activities designed to:

December 9th

Paid work makes lone mothers less depressed, but state support for flexibility and access to childcare is crucial

Lone mothers who work are less likely to suffer from depression than those who stay at home, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation today. Depression among lone mothers in work fell from 32% to 23% between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s, but increased from 33% to 41% among those not in work. 

December 5th

Beyond contact: work with families of children placed away from home

We have published findings from an analysis of how four different European countries work with the families of looked-after children after they have been taken into care. The analysis was led by Dr Janet Boddy at the University of Sussex, and examined both theory and practice in this area of children's services in England, Denmark, the Netherlands and France.