This year’s Rotblat Lecture at the Hay Festival was given by Sir Rodric Braithwaite. The title of the lecture is “Managing Confrontation: Lessons from the Cold War”. More info on the Hay Festival website here.
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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
Key topics: Verification of nuclear weapon dismantlement and energy strategies. Key discussion meetings included: the launch of Andrew Brown’s biography of Joseph Rotblat; ‘The Lessons of Fukushima’, and ‘Generating clean energy from sunlight and maintaining biodiversity’
British Pugwash, in conjunction with Oxford University Press, launched Andrew Brown’s biography of Joseph Rotblat, Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience at a packed meeting at UCL.
The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and the British Pugwash Pugwash Group hosted the European premiere in London on 10 December 2008 of The Strangest Dream, a new film about Joseph Rotblat, Pugwash, and nuclear weapons, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Joseph Rotblat’s Would-Be Advice to the New President (November 2008) uses quotes from Rotblat to demonstrate the need for leadership on nuclear weapons issues from the next US president. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, web edition, 4 November 2008