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26 September 2018
The Nuffield Foundation is looking to appoint a diverse Board of experienced people who can actively contribute at a strategic level to the establishment of the Ada Lovelace Institute.  The Ada Lovelace Institute is a new research and...
17 September 2018
Funding for 16- to 18-year-olds and for general further education has been cut much more sharply than funding for schools, pre-school or higher education. Since 2010–11, funding per student aged 16–18 in further education has fallen...
14 September 2018
People who go to court without a lawyer face barriers that can impact on their right to a fair trial, according to a new Nuffield-funded study by Ulster University.  The first study of its kind in Northern Ireland, researchers explored the...
11 September 2018
Many children are suffering from an undiagnosed developmental condition which affects their ability to learn maths, according to a new Nuffield-funded study from Queen’s University Belfast. A team of experts from the School of Psychology at...
05 September 2018
The CORE project has launched beta versions of the next four units of the Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP) e-book, in time for the new academic year. The CORE project, which has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is an open-access...
04 September 2018
The Nuffield Early Language Intervention has won 3 stars in the Teach Early Years Awards 2018.  The Teaching Early Years Awards aims to uncover the very best educational resources on offer to those supporting the learning and development of...
03 September 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Sir Alan Wilson as Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute. Sir Alan, who is shortly to step down as CEO of The Alan Turing Institute, will take up his new role with immediate effect. He will lead the 18-...
20 August 2018
A new study from Leicester and Warwick universities, and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has debunked the argument that there is a shortage of science graduates. Instead, the study finds that the majority of science graduates choose not to...
15 August 2018
We have published the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2017. In addition to presenting our accounts for the year, the report details our main grant-making activities and reflects on the impact of grants made during previous years.  In...
15 August 2018
With A level results coming out tomorrow, a microsite has been launched to help explore trends in national A level, AS level and GCSE entry and results data from 2014 to 2018. The microsite has been created by FFT Education Datalab with...
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...