Join British Pugwash

Membership is open to everyone in the UK qualified by experience or inclination to contribute to, or support the work of, British Pugwash. A good number of our members are scientists, including many Fellows of the Royal Society, and engineers; but the participation of individuals from other backgrounds is valued.

We particularly welcome participation from students and young researchers.

Our members have a wide range of interests: in controlling weapons of mass destruction, the militarisation of space, emerging technologies, international peace, climate science, and the ethical responsibilities of scientists.


Noteworthy members

Noteworthy past members include:

  • Lord Solly Zuckerman OM – here
  • Gen. Sir Hugh Beach GBE – here
  • Sir Sam Edwards FRS – here
  • Prof. Dorothy Hodgkin OM – here
  • Sir Andrew Huxley OM, FRS – here
  • Prof. Dame Louise Johnson DBE – here
  • Sir Tom Kibble CBE, FRS – here
  • Prof. Sir Nevill Mott FRS – here
  • Prof. Sir Rudolph Peierls CBE – here
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Membership benefits include:

  • Invitations to British Pugwash events, such as the Rotblat Memorial Lecture, the British Pugwash Lecture at the Hay Festival, symposiums and conferences.
  • A bimonthly newsletter about cutting-edge issues in science and public affairs, as well as updates on British Pugwash projects.
  • Being part of a network that British and International Pugwash can utilise for its research and policy activities.
  • Receiving British Pugwash publications, including research reports and our Annual Reports.

A membership brochure (pdf) is here


How to apply
APPLY ONLINE – complete our application form here
BROCHURE – BPG’s membership brochure (pdf) is here
Fees – Standard membership is £25 p/y. For students and Under 30s, membership is free. For info, contact
ENQUIRIES TO: Tim Street, Secretary, British Pugwash
Office: Ground Floor Flat, 63A Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BJ, UK

Bank details:

Account name: Joseph Rotblat Memorial Trust
Account number: 00203548
Bank name: Barclays
Sort code: 20-74-63
IBAN: GB27 BUKB 2074 6300 2035 48


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British Pugwash membership – Standard (yearly) – £25 p/y – here