Our activities include studies of science and policy issues, regular public discussion meetings and public education events, and engagement with politicians and government officials. Our publications include in-depth scientific and policy research as well as public position statements and factual comment to the media.
Current projects include research on the ethics of armed robotic systems, a project on the potential impact of emerging technologies on nuclear-armed submarines, continued work to establish a British Disarmament Institute (BRINDI), participation in the Nuclear Weapons Policy Liaison Group, and research on future energy options. A history project is helping to document the history of the Pugwash conferences since the 1950s. We also host a public education programme, PeaceJam UK.
The British Pugwash Group is a membership organisation that brings together scientists and others concerned with international affairs and disarmament. There is a particular focus on encouraging engagement of young people, especially young scientists.
Key topics include: developments on the international scene, including US and Russia; Student / Young Pugwash activities; WMD Awareness – the podcast; Events; BPG development – eg. Business Development Plan; International Pugwash activities.…
On 26th April 2019, British Pugwash co-hosted a public lecture at SOAS, titled:
The Salisbury poisonings – one year after
Our guest speaker was Dr Richard Guthrie, a member of British Pugwash Executive Committee and an expert on chemical and biological weapons.…
This public lecture will cover some of the events during and after the Salisbury poisonings in March last year, from both political and technical perspectives.
Our guest speaker is Dr Richard Guthrie, a member of British Pugwash Executive Committee and an expert on chemical and biological weapons.…
Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK brings together students, researchers, practitioners and campaigners interested in international security and the interface between politics and science. We are a part of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, which uses the best social and natural science expertise to inform governments and the public about issues relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction – especially nuclear weapons – issues of war and peace, the environment and the social responsibility of scientists.…
Topics covered in the British Pugwash Spring 2019 Newsletter include:
- Delegation to Moscow to discuss arms control
- Hypersonic missiles and strategic stability – new research
- British Pugwash Annual General Meeting + Public Lecture
- Student/Young Pugwash UK – Conference Report
- Rotblat Memorial Lecture – A review
- ‘Capturing Technology.
On 15th March 2019, a conference was held at the German Federal Foreign Office titled ‘Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control’.
The aim of the Conference was to promote a well-informed international dialogue on the nature and implications of the current technological trends and to discuss whether new solutions are needed to ensure that the global arms control architecture can effectively capture new technologies.…