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December 22nd

Christmas and New Year opening hours

The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Wednesday 24 December until Friday 2 January. 

Fiscal aims and austerity: different political parties' plans compared

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published the first of its election briefing notes, funded by the Foundation, and analysing the three main parties’ proposed fiscal stances.

December 12th

More pupils would study maths if told of increased earning potential

More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows.

A study by the University of Birmingham involving more than 5,000 young people from across England found that take-up of maths would be significantly increased with this cheap and easy intervention.

Subjects such as art and biology, on the other hand, proved less popular with pupils when they were given details of projected salaries.

December 4th

Scientists concerned that culture of research can hinder scientific endeavour

Aspects of the culture of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) can encourage poor research practices and hinder the production of high quality science, according to scientists who took part in a project exploring the ethical consequences of the culture of research led by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.