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Speaker event, 1st March 2023: Power from Fusion- why the sudden excitement?’ with Prof Sir Ian Chapman

Join British Pugwash at our latest speaker event: ‘Power from Fusion- why the sudden excitement?’ with Prof Sir Ian Chapman (Chief Executive Officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority) 7pm, Weds 1st March  Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3), 297 Euston Rd, London, NW1 3AQ A Q&A will follow the talk. The event will […]

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VIDEO: Small Modular Reactors – Talk by Dr Mamdouh El-Shanawany

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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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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Oxford SYP: The challenge of radioactive waste disposal (19th Oct)

On Tuesday 19th October, Oxford Student/Young Pugwash hosted an online event on the ‘challenge of UK radioactive waste disposal’. The speaker was Dr Ian Crossland. Ian is an engineer with over 50 years experience in the nuclear industry, with a focus on decommissioning and radioactive waste management. In recent years, he has worked as an […]

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New research on climate change impacts on nuclear security

British Pugwash is pleased to release newly commissioned research about the potential impacts of climate change on the UK’s nuclear weapons infrastructure. The report, by Dr Sally Brown from Bournemouth University, is titled ‘Risks of sea-level rise to ports and associated facilities aligning with the Trident programme: A focus on Coulport, Faslane, Barrow-in-Furness and Devonport’. […]

SYP’s Project on Ethical Science – Get involved!

The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are full of complex ethical questions about risk, responsibility, legality and lethality. It is vital that the UK’s emerging cohort of STEMists consider ethics questions as part of their daily practice. “But where can we go to learn more about ethics in STEM?”, we hear you […]