History of the Oliver Bird Fund

Captain Oliver Bird

Captain Oliver Bird, a member of the prominent Midlands food family, suffered from Osteoarthritis.

In 1948, he made a bequest to the Nuffield Foundation to be devoted to the promotion of research into the prevention and cure of rheumatism in the UK. For over fifty years, the Oliver Bird Fund has been applied to clinical trials, project grants, fellowships and small grants to researchers in the field.