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We were delighted to receive the 'Outstanding Contribution to Hospice Care 2017' Award from Hospice UK on 23rd November.  The award was received by Natasha Wright, our Programme Manager (Science & Medicine, Health & Disability) at the Hospice UK conference…

November 2017

Postgraduate researchers at nine UK universities will benefit from over £2.2 million in scholarships with the renewal of the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities from 2018. (See full press release) The Foundation has now committed more than £13 mill…

August 2017

We are delighted to publish our latest round of awards, totalling some £16.1 million, to outstanding projects in the fields of Science, Health, Arts and Humanities, and Secondary Education across the UK. Awarded in June 2017, further details of the grants can be f…

July 2017

The winner of this year’s Wolfson History Prize, awarded for excellence in accessible and scholarly history, has been announced as Dr Christopher de Hamel for his book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts. De Hamel, who receives the £40,000 prize, is Fellow and for…

May 2017

Listen again to BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' programme, featuring Professor Rana Mitter in conversation with the six authors shortlisted for this year's prestigious Wolfson History Prize in front of a live audience at the British Academy. Broadcast on 9 May 2017, …

May 2017

The six shortlisted titles for the Wolfson History Prize 2017 have been announced today. It is the first time that the Prize has issued a shortlist in its 45 year history. Each shortlisted author will receive £4,000. The overall winner will be revealed at a recepti…

April 2017

Awarded annually for over forty years by a panel of distinguished historians, the Wolfson History Prize has become synonymous with celebrating outstanding history. At this special event to be held at the British Academy on Wednesday 3 May, authors shortlisted for …

March 2017

Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, and Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation, have today announced grants totalling £4 million to improve displays and facilities at museums and galleries across England. The grants, jointl…

January 2017

We are delighted to share the news of our latest round of awards, totalling more than £17.8 million, to outstanding projects in the fields of Science, Health, Arts and Humanities, and Secondary Education across the UK. Awarded in December 2016, further details of …

January 2017