Skip to content
Highlights from the Royal Society Collections

The Wolfson Foundation at 60

The Wolfson Foundation is a charity awarding grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, the arts and humanities, education and health and disability. Since it was founded in 1955, the Foundation has awarded more than £1.9 billion to over 11,000 projects across the UK.

In science, the Foundation has been particularly active. The highest proportion of the Wolfson Foundation's grant-making recognises the importance of science and medicine to society and to the economy, as well as the high costs of cutting edge scientific research.

In celebration of the Foundation’s many contributions to science, and to its other areas of activity, the Royal Society presents a selection of stories and documents from the archives of the Wolfson Foundation, currently held by the Royal Society Library. 

Further information about the Wolfson Foundation’s archive can be found on their website, and the collection can be searched through the Royal Society’s online archive catalogue. Researchers must obtain permission from the Wolfson Foundation to access files from the collection, prior to visiting the Royal Society Library.

Explore the Wolfson archives

Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Expedition

Institute of Criminology

National Gallery

Rothamsted Experimental Station

Royal Institution

Royal Opera House

Royal Society

Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Wolfson College Oxford

Wolfson College Cambridge

Was this page useful?
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback. Please help us improve this page by taking our short survey.