January 12th

IFS launches election 2015 website

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has launched its new election website, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The website (http://election2015.ifs.org.uk/) features analysis of what has happened over this parliament and the implications of the different parties' fiscal policies. 

General Election 2015: analysing the evidence

We are funding several projects designed to help inform public debate ahead of this year's General Election. 

January 9th

Plans to remove direct assessment of practical skills from GCSE science have "great potential for damage"

The Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation have urged exams regulator Ofqual to reconsider its plans to remove direct assessment of practical skills from GCSE science

December 22nd, 2014

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Wednesday 24 December until Friday 2 January. 

Fiscal aims and austerity: different political parties' plans compared

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published the first of its election briefing notes, funded by the Foundation, and analysing the three main parties’ proposed fiscal stances.

December 12th

More pupils would study maths if told of increased earning potential

More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows.

A study by the University of Birmingham involving more than 5,000 young people from across England found that take-up of maths would be significantly increased with this cheap and easy intervention.

Subjects such as art and biology, on the other hand, proved less popular with pupils when they were given details of projected salaries.

December 4th

Scientists concerned that culture of research can hinder scientific endeavour

Aspects of the culture of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) can encourage poor research practices and hinder the production of high quality science, according to scientists who took part in a project exploring the ethical consequences of the culture of research led by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

November 24th

Poor bright girls left behind in class, school spending study shows

Research on what works in school spending finds teaching assistants are effective in supporting low achieving pupils but able girls from poorer backgrounds make the least progress.

November 19th

Deaf children missing out on classroom support, study suggests

Children with only mild hearing losses are being overlooked in schools, resulting in academic achievement no better than profoundly deaf children, according to a study published today by the University of Edinburgh and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.