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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

The Wolfson Foundation, in partnership with Theatres Trust, is launching an Urgent Repairs Scheme through which theatres in need of immediate repair, and that could otherwise face closure, will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000. The scheme is open to all…

November 2016

Awarded annually since 1972, Britain’s foremost history prize promotes and encourages standards of excellence in the writing of readable and scholarly history suitable for a general audience. In previous years, prizes have been given to two exceptional historical w…

November 2016

In these exciting and challenging times for philanthropy, we are pleased to publish this strategy as a framework for our activities over the next three years. The strategy outlines the Foundation’s aims, the principles that guide our grant-making, and – in broad te…

October 2016

Don't miss our Chief Executive's recent blog for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as he reflects on 15 years of successful partnership and on the opportunities presented by the DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund (deadline for a…

August 2016