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British Pugwash Newsletter: May 2024

Items include: Upcoming Hay Festival lecture, 1 June: Professor Carlo Rovelli Annual lecture and interview: Professor Dame Athene Donald Webinar video: Dr James Acton AGM and Annual Report Student / Young Pugwash Update Recent articles and reports of interest Obituary: Kit Hill Download this newsletter as a pdf here. Upcoming Hay Festival lecture, 1 June: […]

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Video of Annual Lecture and Interview: Professor Dame Athene Donald, 9th May, 1730

Lecture title: Reflections on the legacy of Sir Joseph Rotblat in a time of nuclear risk   Speaker: Professor Dame Athene Donald Watch the video of the lecture and our interview below:   … Thursday, May 9, 5:30 – 6:30pm GMT+1 The Babbage Lecture Theatre, David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ (in person […]


Video of Webinar with Dr James Acton, 8th April @ 6pm

On Monday 8th April at 6pm we held our latest webinar with Dr James Acton. Watch the video of the event below… We discussed rising tensions between the nuclear powers, and the prospects for a more peaceful world. In particular, we considered nuclear entanglement and escalation risks, and the impact of new technologies on nuclear […]

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Video of SYP-UK Webinar: ‘AI and nuclear matters’, 29/03/24

Student / Young Pugwash-UK  Webinar: ‘AI and nuclear matters’ Watch the video of this webinar here:     Date / time: 29 March 2024, 14.00 GMT Description:   Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a subject of immediate and growing concern. The revolutionary potential of this technology could significantly reshape global society for good or ill. This […]

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Review of the 7th Annual SYP Conference: AI, Peace and Security

Contents:   1. Summary review of the 7th Annual SYP Conference: ‘AI: Implications for peace and security’   2. Conference materials: video / pictures / slides / presenter contact details   1. Conference Review   “Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents enormous global opportunities: it has the potential to transform and enhance human wellbeing, peace and prosperity”. […]

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Provisional agenda: 7th Annual SYP Conference: ‘AI, Peace and Security’, 27/01/24, King’s College London

You are invited to the 7th Annual Student / Young Pugwash Conference on 27 January 2024   The venue is King’s College London, Strand Campus, Dockrill Room (K6.07). Registration will take place from 9.30am and the first session will start at 10am. The subject of the conference is ‘Artificial Intelligence: implications for peace and security’. We want to […]