Rotblat Essay Competition

In 2007, British Pugwash launched an annual essay competition in honour of Professor Joseph Rotblat. Closing shortly after the general election in May, the 2010 competition asked what advice should be given to the next Government on a science and technology topic of the entrants’ choosing. New to the competition was an additional video category.

Winners in this final year of the competition were: Masamichi Minehata and James Revill from the University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies for their essay on Preventing the development and use of Biological Weapons in the 21st Century: Ethics, Life Scientists and the Role of Next British Government (pdf), jointly with Oliver Carefull and Troy Edige’s video Sustainable UK: