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The two winners of this year's Wolfson History Prize, Professor Cyprian Broodbank and Professor Catherine Merridale, can now be heard talking about their winning books and their experience of winning the Prize in a podcast produced by the BBC History Magazine....
June 2014
The winners of the Wolfson History Prizes (for books published in 2013), were today announced (2nd June) as: Catherine Merridale for Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia's History (Allen Lane) Cyprian Broodbank for The Making of Middle Sea: A...
June 2014
The Wolfson Foundation has announced new grants, awarded in December 2013, totalling £13 million. Details of the awards may be found in the respective programme area: Science & Medicine , Health & Disability , Secondary Education and Arts & Humanities...
February 2014
40 museums across the length and breadth of England will benefit from grants worth over £4.6 million, it has been announced today. The grants, jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, are designed to fund...
January 2014
The Cathedral Fabric Repair Fund, a partnership between the Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE), has announced further awards totalling £350,000. The partnership, which has been running over the last...
January 2014
The Wolfson Foundation and the British Academy have today (5th December 2013) announced the recipients of four new Research Professorships. The professorships, which are worth £150,000 over three years, enable established academics to concentrate on a specific...
December 2013
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 neurodegenerative...
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,...
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