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19 July 2012
The Nuffield Foundation has published a report setting out a proposed framework for the assessment of science in primary schools (Key Stages 1 and 2). The report is the outcome of a seminar chaired by Professor Wynne Harlen and held at the...
04 July 2012
Women whose claims for asylum includes allegations that they have been raped need greater assurance their cases are being taken seriously, according to new research funded by the Foundation. Researchers found that several of the problems that...
03 July 2012
The Foundation has published Children’s Understanding of Probability, a literature review by Professors Peter Bryant and Terezinha Nunes from the University of Oxford. In this review, the authors identify four ‘cognitive demands...
02 July 2012
Sharon Witherspoon takes up her position as Director of the Nuffield Foundation today, following the retirement of Anthony Tomei. Trustees made the appointment in March after an open selection process aided by recruitment consultants. Sharon...
27 June 2012
The Nuffield Foundation spent £10.4 million on its charitable activities during 2011.                   Of this, £3 million was spent on education...
26 June 2012
A new book by Robert Hazell and Ben Yong from UCL's Constitution Unit shows how the UK’s Conservative/ Liberal Democrat Coalition is changing the way Britain is governed. The book aims to provide a practical guide for future coalitions...
26 June 2012
Alzheimer Scotland has today published a new guide, Dementia: making decisions, which provides practical advice and information on decision-making for people who have been appointed to make decisions on behalf of someone with dementia, either...
26 June 2012
Raising revenue to pay for the proposals suggested by the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support offers an opportunity for the government to rationalise the tax and benefit system for those above State Pension Age, according to research...
12 June 2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that techniques aimed at preventing the transmission of maternally inherited mitochondrial disorders would be an ethical treatment option for affected families. The Council is an independent body...
09 May 2012
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Foundation's work in curriculum development. At a celebratory event last night, the Foundation's Director, Anthony Tomei, paid tribute to the work done by the many teachers, academics, scientists...
26 April 2012
New evidence shows that A-levels in a range of subjects fail to equip students with an appropriate level of mathematical skills. The amount and difficulty of mathematical content varies depending on exam board and student choice of questions....
17 April 2012
A new report into the governance and financial management of endowed charitable foundations – charities that fund their activities mostly from investments – finds that foundations are thinking independently and creatively in today...
30 March 2012
FairPensions has called for legislative changes around fiduciary duties in its report, The Enlightened Shareholder: Clarifying investors' fiduciary duties, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.  The report suggests that...
28 March 2012
The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Witherspoon MBE as the new Director of the Nuffield Foundation. Sharon currently holds the post of Deputy Director of the Foundation, and will take up her new position...
28 March 2012
Government pressure for university admissions reform is unlikely to trigger a marked increase in the number of 18-year-olds from poorer backgrounds going on to higher education, a new study has concluded. Professor Les Ebdon, newly-appointed...
20 March 2012
A new report shows that a decade after the introduction of the National Childcare Strategy, a large number of families continue to use informal childcare, usually grandparents, to meet their childcare needs. Families often use informal care as...
20 March 2012
A new study by Daycare Trust, the University of Oxford, and A+ Education concludes that Ofsted grades are too broad to provide a detailed measure of quality in childcare settings, and are best used alongside other existing quality assessments. The...
20 March 2012
We should not be concerned about the growing proportion of children in England’s primary schools for whom languages other than English are their mother tongue. That is the conclusion of new research from the Centre for Economic Performance (...
19 March 2012
Congratulations to Nuffield Research Placement student Kirtana Vallabhaneni, who has won the Young Scientist of the Year competition. Winners of the competition were announced at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on Friday.  Kirtana won the award...
15 March 2012
The high cost of libel claims and the length of the legal progress is preventing both claimants and defendants from asserting their legal rights, according to a report published today by the Alternative Libel Project and funded by the Nuffield...