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Young citizen journalists reporting from international disarmament conferences

Atomic Reporters & SYP UK Partnership: Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK is pleased to support the work of Atomic Reporters (here), who will be sending a team of citizen journalists to Vienna to cover three back-to-back disarmament conferences this month. From mid-June, the team from Atomic Reporters will be at: The first meeting of member states […]

SYP UK appoint new leadership team

Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK has appointed a new Executive Board. The Board will provide strategic leadership and coordinate the activities of SYP UK members and affiliated groups across the country. Members of the Executive Board are: Emily Faux Emily is a PhD candidate at Newcastle University, researching the intersection between nuclear weapons and popular culture. […]

Note on nuclear risks and the Russian invasion of Ukraine (March 2022)

The below is a British Pugwash Note, prepared by Peter Jenkins CMG, Chairman of British Pugwash. It is titled ‘How high is the risk of nuclear weapon use following the Russian invasion of Ukraine?’ and is in PDF format here During an interview on 3 March Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, said: We have a […]

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VIDEO: Climate change and coastal nuclear infrastructure

On Wed 6th April, Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) hosted a webinar about the potential impacts of climate change on coastal nuclear infrastructure. The event considered how climate change impacts (eg. sea-level rise, extreme weather) could affect both civil and military nuclear sites in the UK. Speakers were: Dr Sally Brown, who wrote the recent […]

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VIDEO: UK/Kazakh Pugwash Workshop on Nuclear Risk Reduction (30-31 March)

On the 30th and 31st March, British Pugwash and the Pugwash Committee of Kazakhstan held a joint workshop (made up of two sessions) to discuss  analysis, ideas and past experiences pertinent to nuclear risk reduction. The sessions were chaired by Dr Timur Zhantikin (Pugwash Committee of Kazakhstan) and Sergey Batsanov (International Pugwash). Videos of presentations […]