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Call for presentations – Ethical Science festival, November 2020

In November, Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK is hosting a ‘Festival of Ethical Science‘. This will be a series of webinars and discussions on the ethical implications of science and technology – and we want your views! Could you give a presentation for 5 to 15 minutes? Anything on your mind? We are seeking proposals for […]

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New Video: Hypersonic Missiles vs Strategic Stability

Student/Young Pugwash UK has released a video of Matteo Frigoli discussing his research on developments with hypersonic missiles. The presentation is based on research commissioned by British Pugwash. The presentation covers: Technical issues Destabilising potential of hypersonics US, Russian and Chinese perspectives Arms control options Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbSVsxf4Aws&t=7s

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POSTPONED – Non-Proliferation Treaty RevCon 2020 – British Pugwash discussion meeting

In light of government advice on COVID-19 and the fact that the NPT RevCon 2020 has been postponed, we have decided to postpone this event (possibly to next year). We have also postponed the AGM of British Pugwash, which was supposed to precede this meeting. Date / Time: Tues 21st April, 6pm to 7.30pm Venue: […]


Oxford event – The Russell-Einstein Manifesto (9th March)

On 9th March 2020, University of Oxford Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) will be hosting Prof. John Finney (UCL) to discuss ‘The Russell-Einstein Manifesto: Its Origins and Legacy’ Date/Time: 9th March, 7.45pm Location: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Physics Dept., Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU Facebook event here In March 1954, the US exploded the World’s first […]

Physicists mobilise to reduce the nuclear threat. Again.

The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a U.S. NGO, has just re-set its ‘Doomsday Clock’ from two minutes before midnight to 100 seconds to midnight. Read about the Doomsday Clock and the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction In 1953, when first the United States and then the Soviet […]

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British Pugwash welcomes new Patrons from science and defence

British Pugwash Group is delighted to announce the appointment of seven Patrons, all of whom are leading figures from the worlds of science or defence. Our Patrons are public supporters and advocates for the work of British Pugwash, which seeks to apply independent, scientifically-informed analysis to some of the most challenging issues in international security, […]