Student/Young Pugwash UK

Interested in war and peace? Energy policy? Nuclear weapons? Climate Change?

Join Student / Young Pugwash UK!

What is Pugwash?

British Pugwash is the UK arm of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

We use the best social and natural science expertise to inform the government 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.

We have a network of student societies around the UK that promotes and participates in our work, called ‘Student / Young Pugwash UK’.

What are the benefits?

Every year, Student / Young Pugwash UK organises a major conference, where you can meet high-profile figures from government, academia and the NGO / charity sector.

We run regular competitions, including our recent blog-writing competition, with incredible prizes! We are also beginning to publish the research and ideas of our members through British Pugwash, a Nobel Prize-winning NGO.

We are part of an international network of student societies – International Student / Young Pugwash – and visit our overseas friends every two years to discuss world-changing political and scientific ideas.

Become a member?

To learn more about involvement with Student / Young Pugwash (SYP) UK, visit our ‘Get Involved’ page here or drop an email to


Andrew, Nicolas, Gellert and the rest of the SYP UK Team


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