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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.…

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?

News from SYP UK – social media paper published, Nicolas in Russia

Over the next twelve months, Student/Young Pugwash UK will be publishing ideas and research from our members about the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies.

Our first paper is a think piece by Dávid Almási, an undergraduate at University of Warwick, who considers whether changes in mass communication technologies will affect how governments justify but also respond to the possession and use of Weapons of Mass Destruction.…