August 15th, 2018

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017

We have published the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2017. In addition to presenting our accounts for the year, the report details our main grant-making activities and reflects on the impact of grants made during previous years. 

In 2017: 

New microsite for GCSE and A Level results day analysis

With A level results coming out tomorrow, a microsite has been launched to help explore trends in national A level, AS level and GCSE entry and results data from 2014 to 2018. The microsite has been created by FFT Education Datalab with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. 

August 2nd

New £12.5m funding opportunity for research into musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions

The Nuffield Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity for research into musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions through the Oliver Bird Fund. First established in 1948, the Oliver Bird Fund was bequeathed by Captain Oliver Bird to specifically invest in rheumatic disease research. 

July 25th

Parents' beliefs about the time and financial resource they allocate to their children

Parents consider that spending money on learning resources such as books, educational games and private tuition for their children is more productive if the child attends a higher quality school, according to research led by UCL and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Government encouraged to make the first major changes to divorce legislation for nearly 50 years

This morning the Supreme Court unanimously rejected an appeal from Tini Owens who wanted the court to grant her a rapid divorce from her husband of 40 years, Hugh. The judgement means she must remain married until 2020. 

July 24th

75th Anniversary Lecture by Lady Hale

On Monday 14 May we marked our 75th anniversary with a lecture delivered by former Nuffield Foundation Trustee, The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court.

July 17th

Children's social care is a postcode lottery

A recent parliamentary report - which heavily cites Nuffield-funded research - reveals how spending cuts have pushed children's social care into crisis across the UK. 

Heritable genome editing: action needed to secure responsible way forward

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the MRC, has today published its report on the ethical and social issues of genome editing and human reproduction.

July 16th

A fine balance: why we need to focus on equity as well as autonomy and accountability in schools policy

Cheryl Lloyd explores what new Nuffield-funded research tells us about post-2010 education reforms

How effectively does the government control its spending?

Governments are responsible for spending huge amounts of public money. Effective control of that spending is essential if governments are to meet their fiscal objectives, deliver their desired policy outcomes, and achieve value for money for the taxpayer.

A new IFS report, published today as part of a wider study of the history of public expenditure control funded by the Nuffield Foundation, uses more than twenty years of data to analyse the planning and control of public expenditure between 1993 and 2015.