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07 March 2011
The Nuffield Foundation welcomes the recommendation of its Free Standing Mathematics Qualifications (FSMQs) in Professor Alison Wolf’s review of vocational education published on 3 March 2011. The Wolf Report was also informed by our...
22 February 2011
Copper Day marks the 200th anniversary of the first copper ingot rolling out of the internationally-famed Hafod Copperworks of Vivian and Sons. It is also the 50th birthday of the Lower Swansea Valley Project, which was funded by the Nuffield...
07 February 2011
Why do children from low income families leave school with lower levels of educational attainment than those from wealthier families?  In 2008, less than one quarter of children from families eligible for free school meals left school with...
03 February 2011
The Charity Tax Group has published the first ever comprehensive study of the impact of taxation on charities. The Charity Tax Map was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and offers a comprehensive study of the interaction between the tax system and...
28 January 2011
Over I00 teachers and advisers met at Clothworkers’ Hall on 27 January 2011. Here is some of what they saw and heard. FREE curriculum and CPD resources from  Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP), Bowland Maths, and others...
28 January 2011
A new book from Robert Thomas examines how the idea of adjudicative quality works in practice. Administrative Justice and Asylum Appeals presents a detailed case-study of the tribunal system responsible for determining appeals lodged by foreign...
27 January 2011
Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, David Cameron described the Nuffield Foundation's comparative study of maths education in 24 different countries as 'extremely worthwhile'.  His endorsement came in response...
20 January 2011
A Government co-ordinated programme of teacher training in fieldwork is needed to promote a more effective and inspirational approach to outdoor science, according to a report published by the Association for Science Education (ASE).  The...
19 January 2011
FREE resources to support the teaching and assessment of key processes in mathematics in secondary schools. 20 Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP) activities require pupils to: • Represent a situation mathematically • Analyse data...
13 January 2011
Professor David Isenberg, Arthritis Research UK’s Diamond Jubilee Professor of Rheumatology at University College London and Coordinator for the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Collaborative Centre at UCL, has been awarded the prestigious...
06 January 2011
Young offenders facing prosecution should be dealt with by restorative community conferences – where victims are actively involved in agreeing what consequences they face for their crimes – instead of traditional youth courts,...
06 January 2011
Dame Ellen MacArthur and Cris Edgell launch the new cross-curricular Nuffield STEM Futures resources pack for 11-13-year-olds at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference 6 January 2011 Nuffield 11-13 STEM Futures A set of...
14 December 2010
Fewer than one in five students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland study any kind of maths after GCSE, representing the lowest levels of participation in a comparative study of 24 countries published by the Nuffield Foundation today. Levels of...
23 November 2010
The future reform of the public sector pension schemes will require a trade-off to be made between competing policy objectives, according to a report published today by the Pensions Policy Institute, and funded by The Nuffield Foundation. The...
15 November 2010
The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has launched a brand new survey question module on social care for older people.  The questions tackle difficult areas such as payment of care services and the differentiation between paid...
10 November 2010
Britain’s tax system is ripe for reform in ways that could significantly increase people’s welfare and improve the performance of the economy, according to a landmark review chaired by the Nobel laureate Sir James Mirrlees...
02 November 2010
A pre-school language intervention programme can significantly improve the educational lives of children with poorly developed speech and language skills, according to new research by psychologists at the University of York. In the Language 4...
28 October 2010
New research suggests that public support for the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment for murder is much more limited than has traditionally been assumed. Furthermore, public opinion on the sentencing of murderers seems to be based on a...
19 October 2010
The £200 winter fuel payment (WFP) paid universally to older people does increase fuel expenditure among older households, but does not protect all older households from the impact of very cold weather, according to new research published by...
12 October 2010
Several of the Nuffield Foundation's Science Bursary students have been instrumental in a discovery that could help maintain bumblebee populations. Field observations of the common snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus, at the John Innes Centre shows...