Project on Ethical Science

Logo - Project on Ethical ScienceThe fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are full of complex ethical questions about risk, responsibility, legality and lethality. It is vital that the UK’s emerging cohort of STEM students and young researchers consider ethics questions as part of their daily practice.

Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK’s Project on Ethical Science helps STEM students to engage in public debates on the social and ethical impacts of contemporary science and technology. We are developing a diverse cohort of STEM students, young professionals and mentors, who have the knowledge and skills to positively influence their peers and society.

Mentoring ┃ Interdisciplinary Events ┃ Networking ┃ Podcasts and Video

Training and Education ┃You name it – We’re bringing it to you!

We welcome expressions of interest in the project at any time. Please reach out via SYP UK if you would like to learn more or get involved:

  • Lord Martin Rees – Astronomer Royal – here
  • Dame Ottoline Leyser – Head of UK Research & Innovation – here
  • Behnam Taebi – Prof of Energy & Climate Ethics – here
  • Matt Studley – Prof of Technology Ethics (on AI) – here
Recent Events
  • Bioethics outside the box: structures, systems, societies – June 14th 2021 – Video here
  • Ethical Careers in STEM – June 9th 2021 – Video here
  • Investigative journalism training – 5th July 2021 – here
  • Robot Wars? – Joint BP & SYP event – 25th Nov 2021 – Video here
  • A compendium of Podcasts We Love – here
  • Literature on Ethical Science (bio, cyber, nuclear, LAWS etc.) – here
  • Oral and written history of Sir Joseph Rotblat – here
  • The Student/Young Pugwash Oath – here

Check out the Project on Ethical Science Podcast!


Episode 1: Ethical Science with Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser

Episode 2: Ethics in Engineering with Professor Behnam Taebi

Episode 3: AI and Robot Ethics with Professor Matt Studley

 Project on Ethical Science Videos, 2021

Multimedia on Ethical Science, 2020