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Resources on Ethical Science – Podcasts, Literature, Rotblat

Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK’s Project on Ethical Science has compiled lists of resources to help the STEM community navigate the ethical and social challenges it may face over the coming years. Resources include: A list of engaging podcasts on science ethics – here Literature on ethics on STEM topics, including bio, data, nuclear and more […]

Event: Science & Diplomacy, with Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith, 1st March 2022

On Tuesday 1st March, Oxford Student/Young Pugwash hosted Prof. Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith for a talk and discussion about the relationship between science and diplomacy. Sir Christopher is a theoretical physicist and was knighted ‘for services to particle physics’ in 2001. He is currently leading a Royal Society study of large-scale electricity storage and is […]

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VIDEO: Robot wars? Current and future challenges posed by drones and lethal autonomous weapons

On Thursday 25th November, British Pugwash and SYP UK’s Project on Ethical Science co-hosted a panel discussion on the technical, ethical and political challenges posed by drone warfare and lethal autonomous weapons (‘Killer Robots’). Speakers include: Dr Peter Burt, Researcher at Drone Wars UK (here), on technical / ‘state of play’ [Starts at 0mins25secs] Dr Ingvild […]

UK public opinion on ‘First Use’ of nuclear weapons (Oct 2021)

British Pugwash note: Two Thirds of UK Public Opposed to “First Use” of Nuclear Weapons (PDF report here) The “Interim National Security Strategic Guidance” of the United States, released on 3 March 2021, states that the Biden administration will take steps to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security strategy, while ensuring that […]

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VIDEO: ‘Missile Defence and Strategic Stability in the Hypersonic Age’

This year’s post-AGM Lecture was held on 22nd September. The title was: ‘Missile Defence and Strategic Stability in the Hypersonic Age’ It was given by Harry Spencer, a postgraduate at University of Birmingham, speaking about his ongoing research with British Pugwash on missile defence systems, hypersonics and strategic stability.   For some background on the […]