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Nuffield News, Summer 2011

By Nuffield Foundation

The summer edition of our newsletter is now available to download.

Issue 18 includes the latest from the evaluation of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC), details of our response to the Government’s National Curriculum Review and some stark figures about the shortage of maths skills among university students.

We also feature news of an exciting discovery made by two of our Science Bursary students that could help scientists better understand how to block cancer growth, and an update on 2009’s Measuring up? report about young witnesses.

New research about the impact of select committees is covered, as are the findings from a study of the first year of the coalition government. We also consider recent analysis of proposed legislation for shared parenting and reflect on the international symposium held by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in June.

Download Nuffield News, Summmer 2011 (PDF).

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We improve people’s lives by funding research that informs social policy, primarily in EducationWelfare and Justice. We also fund student programmes that give young people skills and confidence in science and research.

We offer our grant-holders the freedom to frame questions and enable new thinking. Our research must stand up to rigorous academic scrutiny, but we understand that to be successful in effecting change, it also needs to be relevant to people’s experience.