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Ethical Science? – Nottingham University – 23rd October 2019

British Pugwash co-hosted with University of Nottingham Physics Department a mini-conference about ethical issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The conference was open to all ages and disciplines. The agenda is below.…

Lord Martin Rees: Peering into the Future – The Bumpy Road Ahead

Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, gave a lecture on 5 November at the School of Oriental and African Studies entitled 'Peering into the Future: The Bumpy Road Ahead'. The meeting was co-hosted by CISD, and British Pugwash.

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Key topics: developments on the international disarmament scene; Trident: emerging technologies; the NPT RevCon and the Disarmament Institute(BRINDI); science and ethics; energy policy and climate change

Global Climate Finance: Securing a low carbon future (SOAS, 27th April 2017)

At this Student / Young Pugwash (SYP) seminar, Federico Mazza from Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and Aneil Tripathy from Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) discussed the current state of global climate finance and considered solutions to secure the resources needed to secure a low carbon transition.…

Physics students get political – University of Nottingham seminar

On 28th November, two members of the British Pugwash Executive Committee addressed an undergraduate Physics class at University of Nottingham.

It was a lively two hours, in which students, their Professor and Pugwashites debated the ethics of autonomous robots weapons (‘Killer Robots’), the intergenerational fairness of nuclear waste storage policies and learnt about early attempts by physicists, like Jo Rotblat, to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons testing.…