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02 August 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity for research into musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions through the Oliver Bird Fund. First established in 1948, the Oliver Bird Fund was bequeathed by Captain Oliver Bird to...
25 July 2018
Parents consider that spending money on learning resources such as books, educational games and private tuition for their children is more productive if the child attends a higher quality school, according to research led by UCL and funded by the...
25 July 2018
This morning the Supreme Court unanimously rejected an appeal from Tini Owens who wanted the court to grant her a rapid divorce from her husband of 40 years, Hugh. The judgement means she must remain married until 2020.  Responding to the...
24 July 2018
On Monday 14 May we marked our 75th anniversary with a lecture delivered by former Nuffield Foundation Trustee, The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court. The lecture was the highlight of a two-day international...
17 July 2018
A recent parliamentary report - which heavily cites Nuffield-funded research - reveals how spending cuts have pushed children's social care into crisis across the UK.  In February, Professor Paul Bywaters, Professor Briigd Featherstone and...
17 July 2018
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the MRC, has today published its report on the ethical and social issues of genome editing and human reproduction. The report concludes that...
16 July 2018
Cheryl Lloyd explores what new Nuffield-funded research tells us about post-2010 education reforms Lacking in any formal definition, the term ‘self-improving school-led system’ (SISS) is sometimes used to describe a series of reforms...
16 July 2018
Governments are responsible for spending huge amounts of public money. Effective control of that spending is essential if governments are to meet their fiscal objectives, deliver their desired policy outcomes, and achieve value for money for the...
09 July 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Robert Street as Director of Justice. Robert will lead our work in Justice, which together with Education and Welfare, forms the three core domains of our research funding.  The research we fund in our...
02 July 2018
Two-thirds of head teachers believe that inequalities between schools are becoming wider as a result of current government policy, according to a new ‘state of the nation’ report by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). The four-year...
22 June 2018
A new briefing paper funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found that high profile, ‘meal ticket for life’ cases have given a distorted view of final settlements in divorces. Dr Emma Hitchings (University of Bristol) and Joanna Miles (...
21 June 2018
Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers’ skills and confidence have been developed by a Nuffield-funded project at Kingston University.  A series of number games proven to boost preschool children’s...
19 June 2018
Secondary school pupils in the most disadvantaged schools are being hit hardest by England’s maths teacher shortages, according to new evidence from the Nuffield Foundation. There is a shortage of maths teachers in England, as a result of...
19 June 2018
The CORE project has launched beta versions of the next four units of the Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP) e-book, which have been funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The CORE Project is an open-access economics...
13 June 2018
The Nuffield-funded Review confirms there is a crisis in Children’s Social Care and Family Justice Sector and sets out 20 options for change. The Care Crisis Review published today considers how to address the 'care crisis', and...
12 June 2018
Free nursery places disproportionately benefit children from higher income families, according to a new research paper from Nuffield-funded researchers at LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE).  Since 2004, all...
11 June 2018
The NHS is failing to provide the 'family-centred' antenatal, maternity or health visitor services required by its own rules and desired by parents, according to a new Nuffield-funded survey of new fathers by the Fatherhood Institute....
06 June 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Mark Franks as Director of Welfare. Mark will lead the development of the Foundation’s welfare research portfolio and contribute to the organisation’s strategic direction as part of the senior...
04 June 2018
The Nuffield Foundation is convening a seminar to discuss findings from a research project exploring the ways in which schools in England have interpreted and begun to respond to the ‘self-improving school-led system’ (SISS) policy...
22 May 2018
Grammar school pupils do not gain any advantage over children who do not attend a grammar school by age 14, according to a new Nuffield-funded study from UCL. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE)...