September 30th, 2010

Professor Terrie Moffitt appointed Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Terrie Moffitt to its Board of Trustees.  

September 29th

Fellowship on solidarity available

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics invites applications for a fellowship on 'Solidarity as a core value in contemporary bioethics'.

September 28th

Nuffield-ASE Conference sponsorship for NQTs in UK maintained schools

The Nuffield Foundation is sponsoring a number of newly-qualified teachers (NQT) to attend the ASE annual conference in Reading, January 2011. This arrangement, in collaboration with ASE, includes the following:

September 10th

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new Nuffield Foundation website – we hope you like it.

Our new website offers an accessible overview of our work and presents examples of all our activities. We have tried to make it as user-friendly as possible, enabling you to find the information you need quickly and easily.  

There are five main sections:

July 20th

Andrew Dilnot to chair new Commission on the Funding of Care and Support

Nuffield Foundation Trustee Andrew Dilnot has been appointed chair of the new Commission on the Funding of Care and Support.

The Commission will be responsible for considering the options for a sustainable care and support system for adults. It will examine and provide recommendations on:

July 15th

Restorative justice is crucial in tackling youth crime

Restorative justice – requiring young offenders to face up to the harm they have caused their victims and to make amends – is placed at the heart of wide-ranging reform proposals published today by the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour.

July 7th

Unjust Desserts

The Prison Reform Trust and the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at King’s College London have called for an urgent review of the social and financial costs and benefits of the controversial indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP).

The IPP sentence was created by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA). The sentence enables the courts to imprison for an indefinite period those convicted of violent and sexual offences who are deemed to be dangerous, but whose offending is not so serious that they qualify for a life sentence.

Marriage does not make relationships between parents more stable

Marriage per se may not be the most important cause of stable relationships when children are young, according to new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

This casts doubt on the government’s aim of promoting marriage, rather than the factors leading to marriage, in order to decrease the rate of parental separation.

June 24th

Northern Ireland's tribunal system in need of reform

Northern Ireland's tribunal system is in urgent need of reform according to new research funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

In their report, Redressing Users’ Disadvantage: Proposals for Tribunal Reform in Northern Ireland, Brian Thompson from the University of Liverpool’s School of Law and Grainne Mckeever from the University of Ulster, call for greater access and representation for users of the tribunal system.

The research was commissioned by the Law Centre (NI) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

June 23rd

Professor David Rhind appointed Chair of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Rhind as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

Professor Rhind is a renowned geographer and social scientist, though he was originally trained as an earth scientist. He is currently Chair of the government’s Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information and Chair of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Board. He is also a board member of the UK Statistics Authority and has previously held posts as a Director on the Court of the Bank of England and Vice Chancellor and President of City University in London.