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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...
03 February 2011
The Charity Tax Group has published the first ever comprehensive study of the impact of taxation on charities. The Charity Tax Map was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and offers a comprehensive study of the interaction between the tax system and...
28 January 2011
Over I00 teachers and advisers met at Clothworkers’ Hall on 27 January 2011. Here is some of what they saw and heard. FREE curriculum and CPD resources from  Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP), Bowland Maths, and others...
28 January 2011
A new book from Robert Thomas examines how the idea of adjudicative quality works in practice. Administrative Justice and Asylum Appeals presents a detailed case-study of the tribunal system responsible for determining appeals lodged by foreign...
27 January 2011
Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, David Cameron described the Nuffield Foundation's comparative study of maths education in 24 different countries as 'extremely worthwhile'.  His endorsement came in response...
20 January 2011
A Government co-ordinated programme of teacher training in fieldwork is needed to promote a more effective and inspirational approach to outdoor science, according to a report published by the Association for Science Education (ASE).  The...
19 January 2011
FREE resources to support the teaching and assessment of key processes in mathematics in secondary schools. 20 Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP) activities require pupils to: • Represent a situation mathematically • Analyse data...
13 January 2011
Professor David Isenberg, Arthritis Research UK’s Diamond Jubilee Professor of Rheumatology at University College London and Coordinator for the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Collaborative Centre at UCL, has been awarded the prestigious...
06 January 2011
Young offenders facing prosecution should be dealt with by restorative community conferences – where victims are actively involved in agreeing what consequences they face for their crimes – instead of traditional youth courts,...
06 January 2011
Dame Ellen MacArthur and Cris Edgell launch the new cross-curricular Nuffield STEM Futures resources pack for 11-13-year-olds at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference 6 January 2011 Nuffield 11-13 STEM Futures A set of...