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Peter Marshall, Professor of History at the University of Warwick, has won this year’s Wolfson History Prize with his book Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation (Yale University Press). An expert on religious belief and practice in early mod…

June 2018

An exciting opportunity exists to join the staff of the Wolfson Foundation as a Grants Assistant. Further information can be found in the job advert and job description. Applications should be made by email (attaching a cover letter addressed to the Chief Executiv…

May 2018

We asked Professor Carole Hillenbrand (Professor Emerita of Islamic History at the University of Edinburgh and Professorial Fellow of Islamic History at the University of St Andrews), newest judge of the Wolfson History Prize, some questions about presiding on the …

May 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Wolfson Foundation has won a special award at this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Sector. The prize, a special category nominated by the judges, is presented exceptionally when an individu…

May 2018

Six books are in the running for the Wolfson History Prize 2018, each selected for their outstanding historical writing, accessible to a general audience. The shortlisted books are: Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Do…

April 2018

The DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund 2018-20 is now open for applications. Eligible organisations are able to apply for grants of up to £300,000 for capital projects aimed at improving the display and accessibility of their collections. The d…

April 2018

The Royal Society and Wolfson Foundation today launch the Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship Scheme to enable universities and research institutions to recruit and retain outstanding research scientists. Initially the £8 million funding* programme which replaces th…

April 2018

This week the Wolfson Foundation announced £1.38m of funding, with the Royal Society, to fund research facilities across the UK.  Infectious diseases remains a serious global issue, and the Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment scheme, renovates and upgrad…

March 2018

The Wolfson Foundation and Art Fund co-commissioned the 'Why Collect? report by Sir David Cannadine on the state of museum collecting in the UK.  This report, which marks the 40 year partnership between Foundation and Fund in bringing art and objects into public co…

February 2018

Chief Executive, Paul Ramsbottom, discusses how the Wolfson Foundation supports excellence in science, health, the arts & humanities and education.  See Fundraising article here.  (Ref: www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising) 

February 2018