On Tues 26th April, British Pugwash hosted a talk and discussion on Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), covering issues like costs, security and safeguards. The talk was given by Dr Mamdouh El-Shanawany, Chief Nuclear Advisor at Lloyd’s Register and formerly the Head of Nuclear Safety Assessment Section at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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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 […]
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 […]
On the 12th February 2022, Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK hosted its online Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Technology & Peace’. The co-hosts were University of Leicester’s Third Nuclear Age project. Full programme is here Video Workshop 1 – Emerging / digital technologies in warfare Workshop 2 – The politics and future of UK nuclear […]
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 […]
On 3rd February at 6pm, Leeds Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK hosted a discussion with Fabian Hamilton MP on the UK’s role in nuclear non-proliferation and arms control. Fabian is the Shadow Minister for Peace & Disarmament and the MP for Leeds North East. Fabian provided a short overview of his work and responsibilities, before accepting […]