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28 March 2018
The new Institute is named after Ada Lovelace, the 19th Century mathematician widely regarded as one of the first computer scientists. The first of its kind in the UK, the Institute will:  Convene diverse voices to build a shared...
23 March 2018
Using calculators in maths lessons can boost pupils’ calculation and problem-solving skills, but they need to be used in a thoughtful and considered way, according to a review of the evidence published by the Education Endowment Foundation (...
21 March 2018
Research funded by the Nuffield Foundation reveals the huge advantage rich families gain by using private tutors in the race for grammar school places. A new paper from the UCL Institute of Education shows that private tutoring means pupils from...
21 March 2018
According to a new Nuffield-funded study by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), teachers work the longest hours at 50 hours per week during term time, followed by police officers (44) and nurses (39). Working long...
21 March 2018
The CORE project has launched beta versions of the first five units of a new eBook called Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP), which have been funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Wendy Carlin, CORE course director, desribes the new e-book as...
19 March 2018
Congratulations to Emily Xu who has been named GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year 2018 at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. Emily, who attends James Allen’s Girls’ School in London, undertook a Nuffield Research Placement at Imperial...
13 February 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has today set out its plans to establish a Family Justice Observatory that will support the best possible decisions for children by improving the use of data and research evidence in the family justice system in England and...
08 February 2018
A new report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, scores 94 government policies produced by 12 departments, to assess how transparent they were about the evidence behind the policy. Produced by Sense about Science, Transparency of evidence: a spot...
07 February 2018
The Government should review data collection on families by all publicly-funded bodies, which currently risk failing millions of children because they typically gather such weak information about fathers. That’s the recommendation of a three-...
05 February 2018
I would like to update all our partners and stakeholders on our plans for 2018 as we work to implement our strategic plan. At its heart remains our mission to advance social-wellbeing by funding research and student programmes in Education, Welfare...
31 January 2018
The latest issue of the National Institute Economic Review, to be published on Wednesday 7 February, focuses on the issue of school performance. Produced as part of work funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the issue features new research from experts...
18 January 2018
The Nuffield Foundation has announced it will be funding a major new £1million research programme which aims to analyse the progress of social policy in addressing social inequalities. Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing...
17 January 2018
The Nuffield Foundation and Oxford University Press (OUP) have today announced that OUP are the new publishing partner for the Nuffield Early Language Intervention for children in their first year of primary school. Research shows that improving...
11 January 2018
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the MRC, has published the first in a new series of bioethics briefing notes. The search for a treatment for ageing explores the latest scientific...
11 January 2018
Authors of a comprehensive study on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) funded by the Nuffield Foundation have called on the Secretary of State for Education to focus on improving the quality of the free entitlement to part time nursery care...
15 December 2017
Employment law for parents should be overhauled, starting with three months’ well-paid “daddy leave”, according to a new study from the Fatherhood Institute entitled Cash or carry. Cash or carry is based on the most comprehensive...
15 December 2017
A new landmark study conducted by the University of Stirling will empower policymakers to improve the lives of Scotland’s older population by providing them with a comprehensive insight into the economic, health and social circumstances of...
07 December 2017
New research funded by the Nuffield Foundation indicates that improved job satisfaction is the main driver for teachers who leave the profession. New insights from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), released today, show that...
01 December 2017
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Hanham as Director of Finance and Information Systems. Ian will join the Foundation on 4 January and will lead our finance strategy, operations, and information systems. Ian is...
01 December 2017
What influences students’ decisions about subject choice at school? And what impact do these choices have on their access to higher education? The Nuffield Foundation hosted a seminar which discussed what the research evidence can tell us...