News archive

Date

News

Nuffield Foundation RSS

Nuffield Foundation RSS

18 March 2013
Congratulations to Nuffield Research Placement students Emily O’Regan and Fred Turner for winning UK Scientist of the Year and UK Engineer of the Year at the National Science and Engineering Competition Award Ceremony at London’s ExCel...
13 March 2013
Research conducted by Cardiff University’s Law School and funded by the Foundation shows that the efficiency of the system dealing with international child abduction to England and Wales may be under threat. The 1980 Hague Convention on the...
08 March 2013
Since April 2010 the age at which women can first receive a state pension has been rising from 60. It is currently at 61 years and 5 months and is due to rise to 66 by 2020. So far this change, first legislated in 1995, has had a strong effect in...
27 February 2013
Pupils excluded from school at 12 are four times as likely as other children to be jailed as adults, a new study funded by the Foundation shows. Researchers found that boys, children living in single parent families, and those from the poorest...
21 February 2013
A new book published today sheds light on teaching key ideas in mathematics to 9- to 19-year-olds. Based on a research synthesis funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics shows how students learn, why they sometimes get...
19 February 2013
According to the latest Workplace Employment Relations Study, the recession has had a profound impact on Britain's workplaces. In many workplaces, managers have responded with changes in their staffing practices, with one third (33%) of...
19 February 2013
The findings from the British Chinese Adoption Study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, have been published by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) in a new book, Adversity, Adoption and Afterwards: A midlife follow-up study of...
08 February 2013
Pupils with the most acute special educational needs (SEN) spend over a quarter of their week away from their class, teacher and peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education (IOE) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. This...
06 February 2013
Refugees and asylum seekers face a lottery when applying for further education in England, leaving many without the opportunity to gain the skills and qualifications they need to integrate into British society, the Refugee Council states in a new...
06 February 2013
The IFS Green Budget, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is published today. Main findings include: On current plans public service spending in “unprotected” Whitehall departments could fall by a third between 2010–11 and 2017...
18 January 2013
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor James Banks to its Board of Trustees. Professor Banks is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Deputy Research Director at the Institute for Fiscal...
14 January 2013
The solution to England’s poor participation rate in post-16 mathematics education could lie in a new qualification that provides a clear and attractive alternative for students who don’t currently go on to study AS or A level...
07 January 2013
We note with sadness the death of John Lewis, a teacher, examiner and curriculum expert, who was an influential figure in the Nuffield Science Teaching Project in the 1960s and 70s.  It was while he was a physics teacher at Malvern College...
13 December 2012
State school students in England who have university-educated parents are five times more likely to reach higher education than those from disadvantaged backgrounds, a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found. It has long been known that...
13 December 2012
The Government and industry should take steps to ensure that research and development of new biotechnologies is carried out in accordance with social and ethical responsibilities, says a new report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics....
10 December 2012
Teresa Williams, the Foundation's Director of Social Research and Policy reflects on her motivation, aspirations and achievements in this profile on the Social Research Association website. In conversation with William Solesbury, Teresa talks...
27 November 2012
A new book based on work funded by the Nuffield Foundation examines the mandatory life sentence for murder. Murder is often regarded as both the 'ultimate' and a unique crime, and whereas courts are normally given discretion in...
21 November 2012
Government plans to amend the 1989 Children Act by introducing a presumption of shared parenting are well-intentioned but misguided, say the authors of new research into childhood experience of family break-ups. Courts should retain their...
08 November 2012
The gap in HE participation between those from the richest and poorest families has been narrowing over the last decade. The gap in participation at age 18 or 19 between state school students from the most and least deprived fifths of the...
29 October 2012
Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts MP has welcomed the Nuffield Foundation’s new initiative to promote a step-change in the quantitative skills of undergraduates. Commenting on the programme he said: “I...

 


Contact the press office

Frances Bright
Tel: +44(0)20 7681 9586
fbright@nuffieldfoundation.org

Newsletter

Read about our work in our newsletter, published three times a year.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter