British Pugwash 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.
It is run on a day-to-day basis by its Executive Committee, which manages projects funded by outside organisations and the ongoing work of the group.
We are pleased to have the support of seven Patrons, all of whom are leading figures from the worlds of science and defence.
British Pugwash is occasionally supported by the Joseph Rotblat Memorial Trust, a charitable foundation whose goals include the advancement of education about international security and related technical matters.
Our publications include reports of in-depth scientific and policy research, both internally and externally commissioned, as well as public position statements.
We also participate with International Pugwash in research on the history of Pugwash and help keep its archives open to researchers.
- Ethics of armed robotic systems
- Potential impacts of emerging technologies on nuclear-armed submarines
- Risks of climate change to military and nuclear infrastructure
- Future energy options vis-a-vis climate change
- Arms control options relating to hypersonic cruise missiles
Recent projects include the WMD Awareness public education campaign and efforts to establish a British Disarmament Institute.