British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:44:26 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://i1.wp.com/britishpugwash.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bpico.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org 32 32 146896316 British Pugwash welcomes new Patrons from science and academia https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-welcomes-new-patrons-from-science-and-academia/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:02:27 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4854 The British Pugwash Group is delighted to announce the appointment of six Patrons, all of whom are leading figures from the worlds of science or academia.

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, arms control and environmental sustainability.…

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The British Pugwash Group is delighted to announce the appointment of six Patrons, all of whom are leading figures from the worlds of science or academia.

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, arms control and environmental sustainability.

Our Patrons are:

Lord Martin Rees OM FRS (bio here)

Sir Colin Blakemore FMedSci FRS (bio here)

Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS (bio here)

Sir Timothy Gowers FRS (bio here)

Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS (bio here)

Sir Hew Strachan DL FRSE FRHistS FBA (bio here)

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British Pugwash Newsletter – January 2020 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-newsletter-january-2020/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:28:07 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4845 Topics covered in the British Pugwash January 2020 Newsletter include:

  • New Research: Hypersonic weapon systems – Implications for strategic stability and arms control
  • Researcher job: British Pugwash project on climate change and nuclear weapons
  • Royal Society video of Rees/Cox on Rotblat – Now on YouTube!
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Topics covered in the British Pugwash January 2020 Newsletter include:

  • New Research: Hypersonic weapon systems – Implications for strategic stability and arms control
  • Researcher job: British Pugwash project on climate change and nuclear weapons
  • Royal Society video of Rees/Cox on Rotblat – Now on YouTube!
  • Crowdfund appeal – Help SYP UK get to Doha 2020

The newsletter can be found online here

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New on YouTube: People of Science – Sir Joseph Rotblat (Co-founder of Pugwash) https://britishpugwash.org/new-on-youtube-people-of-science-sir-joseph-rotblat/ Tue, 07 Jan 2020 11:55:57 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4817 Royal Society / Pugwash Collaboration:
People of Science – Sir Jo Rotblat (featuring Prof Brian Cox & Lord Martin Rees)

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Society video on Pugwash and its founder (Sir Joseph Rotblat) is now available on YouTube (here).…

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Royal Society / Pugwash Collaboration:
People of Science – Sir Jo Rotblat (featuring Prof Brian Cox & Lord Martin Rees)

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Society video on Pugwash and its founder (Sir Joseph Rotblat) is now available on YouTube (here).

The film is part of a series hosted by Prof Brian Cox, in which he interviews eminent scientists on impactful figures from the history of science. The guest for this episode is Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal and long-term Pugwashite.

The film covers Rotblat’s time on the Manhattan Project, his later contributions to the global peace movement (via Pugwash), and his advocacy for a ‘Hippocratic Oath for Scientists’.

The film will is also available on BBC iPlayer here

View the film on YouTube
View the film on BBC iPlayer

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  • The series was produced by the Royal Society (more on them here)
  • Lord Rees spoke at a Pugwash/SOAS event in 2017 titled ‘Peering into the Future: The Bumpy Road Ahead’ – audio is online here
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British Pugwash Newsletter – December 2019 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-newsletter-december-2019/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 16:38:13 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4812 Topics covered in the British Pugwash December 2019 Newsletter include:

  • New Video: Lord Rees on Pugwash founder Sir Jo Rotblat (produced by the Royal Society)
  • Crowdfund appeal – Help SYP UK get to Doha 2020!
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Topics covered in the British Pugwash December 2019 Newsletter include:

  • New Video: Lord Rees on Pugwash founder Sir Jo Rotblat (produced by the Royal Society)
  • Crowdfund appeal – Help SYP UK get to Doha 2020!
  • Pugwash President article: ‘Ditch the Bomb, not the NPT’

The newsletter can be found online here

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British Pugwash Newsletter – November 2019 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-newsletter-november-2019/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 16:35:53 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4809 Topics covered in the British Pugwash November 2019 Newsletter include:

  • Film & Debate – The End of Nuclear Weapons? – KCL, 28 Nov
  • Remembering General Sir Hugh Beach
  • Multimedia from Ethical Science mini-conference, Nottingham
  • Crowdfund appeal – Help SYP UK get to Doha 2020!
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Topics covered in the British Pugwash November 2019 Newsletter include:

  • Film & Debate – The End of Nuclear Weapons? – KCL, 28 Nov
  • Remembering General Sir Hugh Beach
  • Multimedia from Ethical Science mini-conference, Nottingham
  • Crowdfund appeal – Help SYP UK get to Doha 2020!
  • New York meeting: The Erosion of Arms Control Architecture

The newsletter can be found online here

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SYP UK Annual Conference – 7th March 2020 – Save the date! https://britishpugwash.org/syp-uk-annual-conference-7th-march-2020-save-the-date/ Fri, 27 Dec 2019 16:21:54 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4805 Warwick Technology and Peace Conference (SYP UK Annual Conference 2020)

A multidisciplinary conference about the risks posed by emerging technologies, as well as political and technical solutions to control them.


There’ll be workshops on autonomous weapons (‘killer robots’) and the campaign against them; the impact of emerging technologies on nuclear weapons (eg.…

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Warwick Technology and Peace Conference (SYP UK Annual Conference 2020)

A multidisciplinary conference about the risks posed by emerging technologies, as well as political and technical solutions to control them.


There’ll be workshops on autonomous weapons (‘killer robots’) and the campaign against them; the impact of emerging technologies on nuclear weapons (eg. vulnerabilities, accidents etc.); and how we should predict and regulate the future.


Presentations from:

  • Laura Nolan, ex-Google employee and advocate for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
  • Leading figures from the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
  • More speakers to be announced.

Facebook event here

Location is University of Warwick // Co-hosted by SYP UK and Warwick Pugwash Society // More details to follow


REGISTER via Eventbrite here

NB. Registration is free for members of British Pugwash or Student/Young Pugwash UK. If that is you, please contact syp@britishpugwash.org


Multimedia from past conferences:

This is will be the fifth Annual Student/Young Pugwash UK conference.

Multimedia from our previous conferences is here

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