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06 February 2013
The IFS Green Budget, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is published today. Main findings include: On current plans public service spending in “unprotected” Whitehall departments could fall by a third between 2010–11 and 2017...
18 January 2013
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor James Banks to its Board of Trustees. Professor Banks is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Deputy Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal...
14 January 2013
The solution to England’s poor participation rate in post-16 mathematics education could lie in a new qualification that provides a clear and attractive alternative for students who don’t currently go on to study AS or A level...
07 January 2013
We note with sadness the death of John Lewis, a teacher, examiner and curriculum expert, who was an influential figure in the Nuffield Science Teaching Project in the 1960s and 70s.  It was while he was a physics teacher at Malvern College...
13 December 2012
State school students in England who have university-educated parents are five times more likely to reach higher education than those from disadvantaged backgrounds, a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found. It has long been known that...
13 December 2012
The Government and industry should take steps to ensure that research and development of new biotechnologies is carried out in accordance with social and ethical responsibilities, says a new report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics....
10 December 2012
Teresa Williams, the Foundation's Director of Social Research and Policy reflects on her motivation, aspirations and achievements in this profile on the Social Research Association website. In conversation with William Solesbury, Teresa talks...
27 November 2012
A new book based on work funded by the Nuffield Foundation examines the mandatory life sentence for murder. Murder is often regarded as both the 'ultimate' and a unique crime, and whereas courts are normally given discretion in...
21 November 2012
Government plans to amend the 1989 Children Act by introducing a presumption of shared parenting are well-intentioned but misguided, say the authors of new research into childhood experience of family break-ups. Courts should retain their...
08 November 2012
The gap in HE participation between those from the richest and poorest families has been narrowing over the last decade. The gap in participation at age 18 or 19 between state school students from the most and least deprived fifths of the...
29 October 2012
Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts MP has welcomed the Nuffield Foundation’s new initiative to promote a step-change in the quantitative skills of undergraduates. Commenting on the programme he said: “I...
25 October 2012
The Government’s proposed reforms to the NHS, Teachers, Local Government and Civil Service pension schemes will reduce the average value of the pension benefit for members of these schemes by more than a third. However, even after the...
16 October 2012
The Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have launched a major new £15.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative methods...
03 October 2012
Science education in primary schools is at risk of being given less teaching time than the other core subjects of maths and English. This is due to the lack of a comprehensive system of assessment to track performance at pupil, school and national...
27 September 2012
Calling all young film-makers! Box Office Bioethics is the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' film competition. Its aim is to get young people making short films about contemporary bioethics issues. Who is eligible to enter?  The...
07 September 2012
People appointed as guardians and attorneys for loved ones with dementia are not given sufficient information, advice and support, according to new research from Alzheimer Scotland and funded by the Foundation. These people, referred to in legal...
05 September 2012
Using ‘text speak’ does not damage children’s understanding of written or spoken grammar, according to Nuffield-funded research presented to the British Psychological Society’s Developmental Section Conference today....
31 August 2012
Congratulations to Dr Amy Naylor, who was the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the British Society for Rheumatology in May. Amy is an alumnus of our Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme, and received the award for her work on the effect of...
31 August 2012
Two Nuffield Foundation grant-holders are featured in a BBC documentary about dyslexia. Professor Clare Wood and  Professor Usha Goswami are interviewed in Growing Children, in which psychologist Laverne Antrobus explores how growing children...
23 August 2012
The Foundation reflects on the life and work of Sir Bernard Lovell, the astronomer and physicist who died earlier this month aged 98. Sir Bernard was the founder of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, home to the third largest steerable telescope in...