British Pugwash Newsletter October 2016

British Pugwash Newsletter October 2016 Topics include: New Chair of British Pugwash; Emerging technologies and the nuclear debate; COMEST and robotics; Student/Young Pugwash: first annual conference; Climate change and the Global Energy Calculator

British Pugwash Annual Report 2015

Key topics: developments on the international disarmament scene with major implications for British Pugwash; Trident update; the 2015 NPT Review Conference; the Disarmament Institute (BRINDI); science and ethics, including autonomous weapons; chemical weapons; UK and European energy policy.

Physics students get political – University of Nottingham seminar

On 28th November, two members of the British Pugwash Executive Committee addressed an undergraduate Physics class at University of Nottingham.

It was a lively two hours, in which students, their Professor and Pugwashites debated the ethics of autonomous robots weapons (‘Killer Robots’), the intergenerational fairness of nuclear waste storage policies and learnt about early attempts by physicists, like Jo Rotblat, to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons testing.…