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The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC), a specialist £20 million research centre funded by the Wolfson Foundation, has opened in London today (15th November). Researchers at the centre will investigate exciting new therapies for neurodegenerati…

November 2013

Professor Sir David Cannadine, Trustee of the Wolfson Foundation, has today (12th November 2013) presented the Fred Freeman Annual Lecture on Philanthropy at the University of Liverpool on behalf of the Foundation. The speech was entitled Philanthropy: Local, Glo…

November 2013

The Wolfson Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Dame Jean Thomas DBE FMedSci FRS as a Trustee. Jean Thomas is Emeritus Professor of Macromolecular Biology at the University of Cambridge and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.…

November 2013

It has been announced that the Wolfson family, founders of the Wolfson Foundation, are to be awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy - sometimes described as the 'Nobel Prize of philanthropy'. The Medal will be awarded on Thursday 17 October at a ceremony at the…

October 2013

The fortunate twenty seven recipients of the 2013 Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities - each worth £78,000 over the coming three years - have embarked on their studies at nine leading universities across Britain this month. Click here for more on th…

October 2013

The Wolfson Foundation has announced new grants, awarded in June 2013, totalling nearly £13 million. Details of the awards may be found in the respective programme area: Science & Medicine, Health & Disability, Secondary Education and Arts & Humanities.…

July 2013

The Francis Crick Institute, the largest biomedical research building in Europe, has been awarded £3m from the Wolfson Foundation. Cancer Research UK are now celebrating being more than a third of the way towards their £100 million target, with the Inst…

June 2013

The winners of the Wolfson History Prizes (for books published in 2012), were today announced (14th May) as:  Susan Brigden for Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest (Faber & Faber) Christopher Duggan for Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini'…

May 2013

A new funding round to support the refurbishment of museums and galleries has been announced today. The programme is run jointly with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The amount available for this round of funding is some £4 million. Guidelines…

April 2013

The new development of Tate Modern has been awarded £5 million from the Wolfson Foundation, it was announced today (12 April 2013). The development will create a spectacular new building adjoining Tate Modern to the south. It will be Britain's most important new b…

April 2013