We are proud to have the support of six Patrons, all of whom are eminent figures from the worlds of science and academia.
Our Patrons are:
• Lord Martin Rees OM FRS
• Sir Colin Blakemore FMedSci FRS
• Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS
• Sir Timothy Gowers FRS
• Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith FRS
• General Sir Nick Parker KCB CBE
• Sir Hew Strachan DL FRSE FRHistS FBA
Our activities include studies of science and policy issues, regular public discussion and education meetings, and engagement with politicians and government officials.
Our publications include in-depth scientific and policy research, as well as newsletters, our Annual Reports and reports from conferences and events.
Our youth wing, SYP UK, is also extremely active and publishes updates on news and events here
Current projects include research on the ethics of armed robotic systems, the potential impact of emerging technologies on nuclear weapon systems, the climate-nuclear nexus and continued work on future energy options for the UK.
Recent projects include the WMD Awareness public education campaign and efforts to establish a British Disarmament Institute.
From 27-29 January, a Pugwash delegation comprising the Secretary General, Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, Chair of British Pugwash Group, Peter Jenkins, and Pugwash Council Members Götz Neuneck, Alexander Nikitin, and Alexander Dynkin had a series of meetings in Moscow to discuss the future of arms control as part of a new Pugwash project.…
Three members of Student/Young Pugwash UK attended the prestigious International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO), held in Trento, Italy from 6th to 13th January 2019.
ISODARCO is an annual, intensive course for scholars and practitioners, featuring high-profile lecturers from around the world.…
Student/Young Pugwash UK is collaborating with British Pugwash to host a major, one-day conference exploring the prospects for arms control and disarmament over the coming years.
The conference will be on 23rd February 2019 at SOAS, London.…
Blurb by Warwick Student/Young Pugwash:
A nuclear storm gathers over the Middle East.
Reckless American foreign policy has almost certainly doomed the Iran Nuclear Deal, the only instrument standing between Iran and the acquisition of the deadliest device to have ever existed.…
UCL Diplomacy in Action society will be hosting Professor John Finney, a physicist and member of British Pugwash, will be presenting the talk: “Autonomous Weapons: should cognitive machines be allowed to kill?”.…
British Pugwash (BP) is a membership organisation for scientists, social scientists, practitioners and others interested in peace, disarmament and other issues with scientific or technical aspects. Benefits of membership include:
- Invitations throughout the year to events on cutting-edge issues
- A regular newsletter
- Opportunities to network with and instigate research projects with other members, including in our international Pugwash community
- Free admission to SYP UK conferences
For background on BP activity, read:
The fee for senior members of British Pugwash is £25 per year but this has been reduced to £5 per year for people under 30 years old.…