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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...
14 March 2012
The experience of teenagers has changed considerably over the last 30-40 years, including a significant increase in the rate of anxiety, depression and behaviour problems according to new research from the Nuffield Foundation. In addition to...
01 March 2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a consultation on the ethics of new types of technologies and devices that ‘intervene’ in the brain, such as brain-computer interfaces, deep brain stimulation, and neural stem cell therapy...
21 February 2012
The charity Witness Confident has launched Streetviolence.org, a new website to help cut violent crime.The site allows victims of street robberies and attacks to post witness appeals and warn their local community by pinpointing the...
16 February 2012
On 16-19 February, top cyclists from around the world will be taking part in the UCI Track Cycling Cup as part of the London Prepares series. How different will their bicycles be to those used in Victorian times? Would current world records be...
13 February 2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is looking to recruit a Communications Officer to help disseminate and promote the work of the Council to a wide range of stakeholders, including policy makers, healthcare professionals, journalists and young...
08 February 2012
Nuffield-funded research into young people's transitions from school to work has been influential in the ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment's conclusion that youth unemployment has reached emergency point. One in five young people are...
24 January 2012
The Foundation is looking for a new Director to work with Trustees and senior management to set and implement the strategic direction for the Foundation; exploiting its independence to oversee the development of new and existing programmes, and to...
20 January 2012
The International Development Select Committee has concluded that DFID needs to work more effectively with private foundations in order to improve the impact of aid.  The Committee has published its report following an inquiry into the role...
19 January 2012
Sport has a unique ability to capture the imagination of young people and to stimulate their aspirations. Science and engineering has dramatically shaped the modern sporting world, sometimes causing controversy, but always generating fascination....
18 January 2012
Children with autism as young as 18 months could be helped to improve their socialising skills thanks to a new iPad app which was developed using research by Nuffield Foundation New Career Development Fellow Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson. FindMe is a...
17 January 2012
Box Office Bioethics is a new film-making competition for students from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The competition is open to individuals or groups of students in the UK and Republic of Ireland, in three categories: Year 11 and under...
20 December 2011
The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from 1pm on Friday 23 December until Tuesday 3 January 2012.
19 December 2011
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Colette Bowe to its Board of Trustees. Colette is an economist  by profession and has extensive experience in both the public sector and the City. She is Chairman of...
19 December 2011
The winter edition of our newsletter is now available to download. Issue 19 includes the latest from the IFS study on the impact of birth month on educational achievement and well-being; details of our report into foundation funding of...
16 December 2011
Nuffield Foundation Trustee Andrew Dilnot has been appointed chair of the UK Statistics Authority, the organisation responsible for the top level governance of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and for the independent scrutiny of all UK...
14 December 2011
The Mirrlees Review has been launched at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington.  The Review presents recommendations for tax reform by a group of the world’s leading public finance economists which, while shaped for the...
14 December 2011
Research funded by the Foundation has been influential in the Law Commission’s recommendations to change inheritance law to allow unmarried couples who have lived together for five years or more to inherit from each other without writing a...