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12 June 2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that techniques aimed at preventing the transmission of maternally inherited mitochondrial disorders would be an ethical treatment option for affected families. The Council's conclusion follows...
09 May 2012
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Foundation's work in curriculum development. At a celebratory event last night, the Foundation's Director, Anthony Tomei, paid tribute to the work done by the many teachers, academics, scientists...
26 April 2012
New evidence shows that A-levels in a range of subjects fail to equip students with an appropriate level of mathematical skills. The amount and difficulty of mathematical content varies depending on exam board and student choice of questions....
17 April 2012
A new report into the governance and financial management of endowed charitable foundations – charities that fund their activities mostly from investments – finds that foundations are thinking independently and creatively in today...
30 March 2012
FairPensions has called for legislative changes around fiduciary duties in its report, The Enlightened Shareholder: Clarifying investors' fiduciary duties, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.  The report suggests that...
28 March 2012
The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Witherspoon MBE as the new Director of the Nuffield Foundation. Sharon currently holds the post of Deputy Director of the Foundation, and will take up her new position...
28 March 2012
Government pressure for university admissions reform is unlikely to trigger a marked increase in the number of 18-year-olds from poorer backgrounds going on to higher education, a new study has concluded. Professor Les Ebdon, newly-appointed...
20 March 2012
A new report shows that a decade after the introduction of the National Childcare Strategy, a large number of families continue to use informal childcare, usually grandparents, to meet their childcare needs. Families often use informal care as...
20 March 2012
A new study by Daycare Trust, the University of Oxford, and A+ Education concludes that Ofsted grades are too broad to provide a detailed measure of quality in childcare settings, and are best used alongside other existing quality assessments. The...
20 March 2012
We should not be concerned about the growing proportion of children in England’s primary schools for whom languages other than English are their mother tongue. That is the conclusion of new research from the Centre for Economic Performance (...
19 March 2012
Congratulations to Nuffield Research Placement student Kirtana Vallabhaneni, who has won the Young Scientist of the Year competition. Winners of the competition were announced at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on Friday.  Kirtana won the award...
15 March 2012
The high cost of libel claims and the length of the legal progress is preventing both claimants and defendants from asserting their legal rights, according to a report published today by the Alternative Libel Project and funded by the Nuffield...
14 March 2012
The experience of teenagers has changed considerably over the last 30-40 years, including a significant increase in the rate of anxiety, depression and behaviour problems according to new research from the Nuffield Foundation. In addition to...
01 March 2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a consultation on the ethics of new types of technologies and devices that ‘intervene’ in the brain, such as brain-computer interfaces, deep brain stimulation, and neural stem cell therapy...
21 February 2012
The charity Witness Confident has launched Streetviolence.org, a new website to help cut violent crime.The site allows victims of street robberies and attacks to post witness appeals and warn their local community by pinpointing the...
16 February 2012
On 16-19 February, top cyclists from around the world will be taking part in the UCI Track Cycling Cup as part of the London Prepares series. How different will their bicycles be to those used in Victorian times? Would current world records be...
13 February 2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is looking to recruit a Communications Officer to help disseminate and promote the work of the Council to a wide range of stakeholders, including policy makers, healthcare professionals, journalists and young...
08 February 2012
Nuffield-funded research into young people's transitions from school to work has been influential in the ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment's conclusion that youth unemployment has reached emergency point. One in five young people are...
24 January 2012
The Foundation is looking for a new Director to work with Trustees and senior management to set and implement the strategic direction for the Foundation; exploiting its independence to oversee the development of new and existing programmes, and to...
20 January 2012
The International Development Select Committee has concluded that DFID needs to work more effectively with private foundations in order to improve the impact of aid.  The Committee has published its report following an inquiry into the role...

 


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