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12 December 2011
Support for independence in Scotland has recovered to levels not seen since the SNP first came to power in 2007, according to latest results from ScotCen Social Research’s Scottish Social Attitudes Survey (SSA). However, while there is...
09 December 2011
UK foundations give an estimated £292 million to international development each year, equal to half the amount spent by DFID through international development NGOs. The total spent by foundations on international development represents 9%...
29 November 2011
What do research biobanks, Twitter and the NHS have in common? All involve people who are showing solidarity with others. And thinking about how solidarity plays a role in our society can offer solutions to policy making, concludes a new report...
24 November 2011
The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) Intervention Team has won a Guardian Public Services Award for Service Delivery for Children and Young people.   The multi-disciplinary team is provided by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation...
04 November 2011
Research findings about young peoples' transitions from school to work have been presented to the ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment, chaired by David Miliband MP.  Undertaken by the National Institute of Economic and Social...
03 November 2011
The final report of the Family Justice Review (FJR) has recommended the limited roll out of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC). In the section on "Alternatives to court proceedings", the report states: "The Family Drug...
01 November 2011
Previous research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has shown that children born at the start of the academic year achieve better exam results, on average, than children born at the end of the academic year. In...
25 October 2011
In september 2011, we submitted evidence to the International Development Committee Inquiry on Private Foundations.  Following submission, Sarah Lock, Head of our Africa Programme, was invited to give evidence at the Committee's...
21 October 2011
The Nuffield Foundation is funding a major new programme of work to report on the impact of the recession, spending changes and the government’s social policy reforms on inequality and poverty in the UK. The work will be carried out by a...
19 October 2011
UK foundations gave an estimated £290 million to international development and related causes in 2009/10.  The vast majority of the grants were made to civil society organisations in the UK and developing countries – equal to...
18 October 2011
The Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation are seeking to appoint a Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, to succeed Professor Albert Weale, who retires in 2012. The Council was established in 1991 with a remit to identify, examine and report...
14 October 2011
Deputy Director of the Foundation Sharon Witherspoon talks to Martin Partington about why we fund empirical research in law. She explains how good research can influence the development of the law and legal policy. You can listen to the...
12 October 2011
We are aware that an organisation presenting itself as the Saint Midas Foundation is fraudulently using our registered charity number, address and intellectual property in order to obtain credit card details on the premise of attending a...
10 October 2011
Congratulations to former Nuffield Science Bursary student Hattie Jones who will represent the UK at the 2011 G(irls)20 Summit in Paris later this month.  The Summit brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a...
10 October 2011
The NHS should test the idea of paying for the funerals of organ donors to help tackle the current shortage of organs, says a new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The Council suggests that this would be an ethical way of encouraging...
10 October 2011
In a new book, Providing a Sure Start, Naomi Eisenstadt, former director of the Sure Start Unit and senior research fellow at the University of Oxford explains the history of the programme, its benefits and pitfalls, demonstrating the need for...
10 October 2011
The English and Romanian Adoptee (ERA) Study will feature in a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast on Tuesday 10 October.  After the fall of Nicolai Ceausescu in Romania, news of how babies and children were treated in Romanian...
10 October 2011
It is with great sadness that we mark the death of James Cornford, Director of the Nuffield Foundation from 1981 to 1989.  During his eight years as Director, James laid the groundwork for the modern Nuffield Foundation. The physical...
07 October 2011
Congratulations to our Deputy Director Sharon Witherspoon MBE who has been awarded the British Academy’s President’s Medal. The President’s medal rewards "signal service to the cause of the humanities and social sciences....
06 October 2011
Defamation cases should be mediated, and if they are not, they should be the subject of an early neutral evaluation by a High Court Judge, say Index on Censorship and English PEN in their report on defamation procedure, which is published today...