Archive | 2018

SYP UK papers from Kazakhstan conference published

In August 2017, senior and youth members of International Pugwash met in Astana, Kazakhstan, for the 62nd Pugwash Conference – ‘Confronting New Nuclear Dangers’ (multimedia here).

Russian Pugwash has recently published a selection of papers from the conference, in their new publication ‘Global and regional security issues and prospects for cooperation’.…

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Nottingham meeting, 6/12/18: Self-driving cars, drones and ‘Killer Robots’

On 6th December, Pugwashite Professor John Finney (Physics, UCL) spoke to Physics students at University of Nottingham about some of the complex ethical and legal questions raised by emerging technologies, particularly remotely-controlled and autonomous vehicles (including weapons systems).…

Rotblat Memorial Lecture – ‘Cold War Nuclear Confrontation: Lessons for Today’ – 21st November 2018

On 21st November, British Pugwash was delighted to co-organise with the Polish Embassy UK the Sir Joseph Rotblat Memorial Lecture. This year’s topic was:

Joseph Rotblat and the Cold War Nuclear Confrontation: Lessons for Today’

Our guest speaker was Sir Rodric Braithwaite GCMG.…

Become a member of British Pugwash Group

British Pugwash (BP) is a membership organisation for scientists, social scientists, practitioners and others interested in peace, disarmament and other issues with scientific or technical aspects. Benefits of membership include:

  • Invitations throughout the year to events on cutting-edge issues
  • A regular newsletter
  • Opportunities to network with and instigate research projects with other members, including in our international Pugwash community
  • Free admission to SYP UK conferences

For background on BP activity, read:

British Pugwash Annual Report 2017

The fee for senior members of British Pugwash is £25 per year but this has been reduced to £5 per year for people under 30 years old.…

SYP events – Winter 2018 – space, Nobel, Salisbury, fake news

8th October, 6pm – 7pm, OC0.01 (The Oculus, University of Warwick)
Roundtable discussion: Outer space and society
Organised by: Warwick SYP

23rd October, 6:00-7:30. MS.04 (Maths & Stats, University of Warwick)
How to win a Nobel Peace Prize?