David Butler Scholarship

The Oxford-Nuffield-Sir David Butler Scholarship in Politics will support one student per year in perpetuity.

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we have finished fundraising for the Scholarship! We expect the new scholarship to be established in 2022, and we are working on a donor board to commemorate everyone who helped us reach this goal. Thank you to everyone who participated: the College will match your gifts 1:1 and the University 2:1.

Just as a young David Butler started his career studying elections during the turbulent post-war period, this scholarship will enable today’s young academics to analyse this current period of great change and volatility.

With a gift to the David Butler Scholarship, you enable the young academics, policy, and change-makers of tomorrow to cut through the noise and help clarify and navigate, with excellent socio-scientific precision, what looks to be an increasingly complex future. 

It is not too late to give to the Scholarship if you would like to participate still. Please do use the links below:

DONATE NOW (online)

or download the David Butler Scholarship Donation Form (for donations from the US, please use the US form instead) and return it to The Development Office, Nuffield College, New Road Oxford, OX1 1NF

All those who have already contributed or give now to the scholarship will be recognised on a donor board in the Butler Room in College. If you are happy for your name to be displayed, please let us know how when you make your donation or by contacting us at development@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

For more information, download and read our appeal brochure.