November 2nd, 2015

Nuffield grant-holder receives top research prize

Nuffield-funded neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of her ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development.

October 23rd

Report challenges Government criticism of judicial review

A major study of judicial review funded by the Nuffield Foundation has contradicted Government claims that the process is widely abused, of little value to claimants and a burden on public bodies.

October 20th

Anna Vignoles appointed Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anna Vignoles to its Board of Trustees.

October 16th

Towards a family justice observatory

The Nuffield Foundation is calling for expressions of interest for delivery of a scoping study to develop proposals for the purpose, functions and delivery options for a family justice observatory. The estimated budget is £100-£150k, and those interested should first read the call for expressions of interest. The deadline is 5.30pm on Monday 9 November 2015.

October 15th

Chief Executive recruitment

The Nuffield Foundation Trustees are looking for an outstanding individual to lead the Foundation as Chief Executive. 

September 30th

No magic bullet in London schools' success just years of steady improvements in quality

Less than a quarter (22%) of children on free school meals in inner London obtained five or more A*–C grades at GCSE or their equivalent (including English and Maths) in 2002. In 2013, this had risen to almost half (48%). Gains were much smaller among disadvantaged children outside London (17%) to (26%).

September 23rd

Graduate ‘premium’ more significant for women

The significantly higher earnings that graduates in England can expect over those who didn’t study at university, the ‘graduate premium’, has been revealed in detail by a large new study – the first of its kind, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. 

More than nine in 10 individuals pay more in taxes than they receive in social security over their lifetime

In a single year, 64% of individuals in the UK pay more in taxes than they receive in social security. But most individuals experience considerable change over their lifetimes: for example those not in paid work in one year are often in work in another year.

September 16th

High take-up of private tuition by primary school pupils revealed

Nearly half of 11-year-olds among some minority ethnic groups in the UK are receiving private tuition outside of school, research funded by the Nuffield Foundation has revealed.

Children categorised as from Chinese, black or Indian backgrounds are more than twice as likely to be tutored as their white peers. These three minority ethnic groups also seem to be doing more homework, on average, than white children.

September 2nd

Premature babies earn less as adults, possibly due to lower maths ability

People who are born premature tend to accumulate less wealth as adults, and a new study funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests this may be due to lower mathematics abilities.