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.
Topics covered in the British Pugwash Late 2018 Newsletter include:
- The state of the Iran nuclear deal
- Nuclear power – future prospects
- Researchers oppose EU military research programme
- Killer robots (guest piece by Article 36)
- Upcoming events
Over the next twelve months, Student/Young Pugwash UK will be publishing ideas and research from our members about the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies.
Our first paper is a think piece by Dávid Almási, an undergraduate at University of Warwick, who considers whether changes in mass communication technologies will affect how governments justify but also respond to the possession and use of Weapons of Mass Destruction.…
Key topics include: developments on the international scene, including US and Russia; Trident: emerging technologies; the NPT RevCon and the Disarmament Institute (BRINDI); science and ethics: the ethics of modern robotics; energy policy and climate change; Student / Young Pugwash activities; events in 2017
British Pugwash was the host of a major, public awareness campaign for over 10 years – WMD Awareness – which educated the public and politicians about the reality of nuclear (and other) weapons.…
Student / Young Pugwash UK held its third Annual Conference in March 2018, titled ‘Warwick Peace Conference‘.
The conference brought in over 70 participants, including young researchers, practitioners and students from across the world.…