News

We were saddened to hear the news that Christopher Duggan, who won the Wolfson History Prize in 2013, has died suddenly at the age of 57. Professor Duggan was regarded as one of the world's leading experts on Italian history, and was an award-winning author and co…

November 2015

As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations in 2015, the Wolfson Foundation welcomed three eminent figures from each of its funding fields – Science, Education, and the Arts – to consider the major challenges facing their respective sectors. We are delighted to sa…

November 2015

An exciting opportunity exists to join the staff of the Wolfson Foundation in the key position of Head of Finance. Further information can be found in the job advert. Applications should be made by email (attaching a cover letter addressed to the Chief Executive a…

September 2015

The Wolfson Foundation has announced new grants, awarded in June 2015, totalling nearly £13 million. Details of the awards may be found in the respective programme areas: Science & Medicine, Health & Disability, Secondary Education and Arts & Humanities…

July 2015

In his first major speech since announcing his retirement from the British Museum, Neil MacGregor underlined the importance of access to museums and galleries "as a way to understand ourselves and our place in the world." He emphasised the critical role of these in…

June 2015

The winners of this year's Wolfson History Prizes were announced at a reception at Claridge's, 14 May 2015.                 Left to right: Prize Winner Alexander Watson, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation Paul Ramsbottom, and Prize Winner Richard Vinen Yo…

May 2015

  The Wolfson Foundation has today received an award from the Royal National Children’s Foundation in recognition of its contribution towards the RNCF’s work improving the educational opportunities of vulnerable young people in Britain. In December 2013 the Wolfso…

April 2015

The Art Fund has today announced the first five winners of the New Collecting Awards: a landmark programme investing in talented and dedicated curators to which the Wolfson Foundation has committed £150,000 over 2 years. The five award-winning curators will have t…

April 2015

The Wolfson Foundation is to donate a further £3 million over the next two years to improving university laboratory facilities in the UK through the Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment scheme, bringing the total committed to this programme to over £30 mi…

April 2015

Grants totalling £3 million have been awarded to museums and galleries across England through the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. The announcement was made today by the Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, as he visited the Gloucester Waterways Muse…

February 2015