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05 September 2017
New digital technologies could be the key to improving pupils’ maths outcomes provided teachers have access to training and support in their use, according to new research from UCL. In a two-year project funded by the Nuffield Foundation...
22 August 2017
The 2017 election saw Labour propose a 45% rate of income tax on incomes above £80,000, and a 50% rate on incomes above around £125,000, with the aim of raising around £4.5 billion per year in revenues. Nuffield-funded analysis by...
21 August 2017
Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found. The researchers, from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL...
11 August 2017
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a series of discussions on the statutory time limit for maintaining human embryos in culture.  The possibility that human embryos could be successfully grown in the laboratory beyond the current...
28 July 2017
The Nuffield Foundation welcomes Sir Adrian Smith’s report on his review of 16-18 mathematics education. Several of his recommendations echo those made by the Foundation in its 2014 report, Mathematics after 16, specifically that:...
30 June 2017
School staff are not sufficiently trained to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties, with special needs education heavily reliant on under-skilled teaching assistants. New research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) shows that...
28 June 2017
The Nuffield Foundation will award an additional £20 million for funding research and development projects over the next five years, bringing its anticipated expenditure for the period 2017-2022 to at least £70 million. The £20...
23 June 2017
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sir Keith Burnett as Chair-elect of its Board of Trustees. Professor Sir Keith Burnett is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and a renowned...
22 June 2017
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a wide-ranging new report, Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues, which makes a series of recommendations that highlight areas of concern for the practice and promotion of invasive cosmetic procedures in...
31 May 2017
Lack of data on the lives of separating and separated families is hindering effective policymaking for children and families, according to a new report published by the Nuffield Foundation. Families are central to social policy, but research and...
26 May 2017
Nuffield-funded research from the IPPR shows that the UTC and studio school programmes are failing due to difficulties recruiting pupils at age 14 and poor academic results Since 2010, there has been a steady growth in the number of 14-19 education...
22 May 2017
More than half (60%) of people living in poverty in the UK live in a household where someone is in work, the highest figure recorded, according to research published today by Cardiff University and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.  The...
19 May 2017
The Nuffield Foundation called for proposals on the development and early evaluation of early years interventions that aimed to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. The call was part of a new strategic partnership with the Education...
16 May 2017
Nuffield-funded analysis carried out by National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has found that maths, science and language teachers have high rates of leaving the profession, particularly in the first five years of their careers....
28 April 2017
This page provides links to Nuffield-funded projects that have recently published findings relevant to public debates in the run-up to the General Election. It also links to new projects we have funded that will provide analysis and other...
04 April 2017
The Nuffield Foundation welcomes the appointment of David Archard as the new Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. David is Professor of Philosophy at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, at Queen’s...
03 April 2017
Do you have experience of designing, delivering, or evaluating interventions to improve childrens' learning in early years education? Has your intervention had some promising results but you need funding to develop it further?  The Nuffield...
31 March 2017
In the light of the Court of Appeal judgment in Owens v Owens, new Nuffield-funded research highlights the need for reform of divorce law in England and Wales.  Current laws require one party to be ‘at fault’ or a minimum separation...
22 March 2017
New research from Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics and funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests that guidance given to judges to routinely publish their judgments is not being consistently followed, leaving the public with a...
17 March 2017
Congratulations to all of our Nuffield Research Placement students who were finalists in last night’s Big Bang Competition at the NEC in Birmingham. We were delighted to see several of our students win prizes, including Chantal Goulder from...