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06 June 2011
Despite some improvements to policy and practice for young witnesses in criminal proceedings, there remain areas in which the state is failing in its commitment to enable them to give their best evidence, according to a new report published today...
03 June 2011
Research funded by the Nuffield Foundation into the coalition government has concluded that despite the political strains which have affected it in recent months, it has functioned very well in its first year. Viewed from inside, the ructions...
26 May 2011
Two Nuffield Foundation Science Bursary students have been instrumental in a discovery that could help scientists better understand how to block cancer growth.  Tom Hutchings and Georgina Steel were part of a University of Bath research...
26 May 2011
Proposed legislation to introduce and enforce a presumption of shared parenting time for separating couples is not in the interests of children, according to a briefing paper published today by the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at...
18 May 2011
The only Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) in the UK has been successful in improving outcomes for children by tackling the substance misuse of parents at an early stage of care proceedings, according to an independent evaluation of the court...
18 May 2011
Three of our Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Centres have been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). The Musculoskeletal Research Collaboration at the University of Aberdeen, the...
17 May 2011
Congratulations to Stephanie Tudgey and Sam Hillman who won silver medals at the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) in Texas on 8 May.   Stephanie and Sam were awarded the prizes for...
10 May 2011
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published new teaching resources based on its report on the ethical issues arising from new types of personalised healthcare This set of resources includes three case studies: Personal genetic...
21 April 2011
Children from homes that experience persistent poverty are more likely to have their cognitive development affected than children in better off homes, according to research undertaken by Professor Ingrid Schoon and funded by the Nuffield...
14 April 2011
Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are particularly weak when...
12 April 2011
The Nuffield Foundation has submitted its response to the Government’s Review of the National Curriculum. The Foundation is committed to improving mathematics and science education for all. This includes fostering increased participation...
07 April 2011
A new guide published by the Public Law Project will provide practitioners with practical advice on setting up mediation in public law litigation. Mediation is increasingly used in private law disputes but much less frequently in public...
05 April 2011
New research from FairPensions and funded by the Nuffield Foundation calls for an ‘enlightened fiduciary' model for institutional investors to parallel the new duties of company directors introduced in 2006. The report argues that such a...
28 March 2011
Read all about our recent work in the Spring issue of the Nuffield Foundation Newsletter
24 March 2011
Nuffield Foundation Trustee Andrew Dilnot will be the next Warden of Nuffield College from September 2012 when the present Warden, Stephen Nickell, stands down. Mr Dilnot is currently the Principal of St Hugh’s College and a Pro-Vice-...
16 March 2011
With 500 days to go to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Nuffield Foundation is helping everyone to understand more about the maths and science of sport. Funded by the Foundation, the award-winning Millennium Mathematics Project (MMP)...
14 March 2011
Congratulations to all our Science Bursary students who won prizes in the National Science & Engineeing Competition at this year’s Big Bang Fair held at the Excel Centre in London on 10-12 March.  Jessica Wynn, of Highfield School...
07 March 2011
The Nuffield Foundation welcomes the recommendation of its Free Standing Mathematics Qualifications (FSMQs) in Professor Alison Wolf’s review of vocational education published on 3 March 2011. The Wolf Report was also informed by our...
22 February 2011
Copper Day marks the 200th anniversary of the first copper ingot rolling out of the internationally-famed Hafod Copperworks of Vivian and Sons. It is also the 50th birthday of the Lower Swansea Valley Project, which was funded by the Nuffield...
07 February 2011
Why do children from low income families leave school with lower levels of educational attainment than those from wealthier families?  In 2008, less than one quarter of children from families eligible for free school meals left school with...