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A reminder to listen to the Prize shortlisted authors discussing their books with Prof Rana Mitter tonight at 10pm. Queen Victoria, Oscar Wilde, Nazi persecution, birds in the ancient world, maritime Lond...

If you still want to apply for funding via our Schools Programme, please note the deadline for Stage 1 applications is 10 June - We look forward to hearing from you!

As if winning one award wasn't enough…congratulations to another supported project - Yorkshire Sculpture Park () & architects Fielden Fowles for winning Building of the Year at the Awards 2019 + ...

  • Founded in 1955
  • 11,000 projects supported
  • £1.9 billion funded
  • Funding awarded in 2018: £37 million

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New British Academy Wolfson Fellowship scheme announced today

Today, a new major new funding initiative between the Wolfson Foundation and the British Academy opens to support the next generation of research and engagement leaders in the humanities and social sciences. If you are a talented early career researcher looking for...

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Wolfson History Prize now has its own Twitter handle

We are thrilled to launch the Wolfson History Prize's dedicated Twitter account. Please follow @WolfsonHistory and #WolfsonHistoryPrize for the latest prize updates! We look forward to keeping you updated about the Wolfson History Prize 2019.

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Wolfson Foundation celebrates 30 years of supporting access to music education

The philanthropic charity, the Wolfson Foundation, is celebrating 30 years of its music education programme which has awarded £5.6 million to young musicians at the UK’s conservatoires to help individuals from all backgrounds to access high quality music education. The funding comes at a time when music education in schools is under significant pressure.

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