SGR - promoting ethical science, design and technology

SGR is an independent UK-based membership organisation of hundreds of natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and architects. We promote science, design and technology that contribute to peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

SGR's work is focused on four main issues: security and disarmament; climate change and energy, including nuclear power; who controls science and technology? and emerging technologies.

SGR is affiliated to the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)


The influence of the arms, fossil fuels and other industries

SGR conference and AGM

Date: Saturday 19 November 2016

Venue: The Gallery, Farringdon, London

This conference will discuss the ways in which controversial industries are involved at UK universities, how government policies encourage this, and the range of detrimental effects - and then discuss proposals for change.

Registration open!

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at public meetings in Preston and Lancaster in mid-2016.

Online publication: 18 October 2016



SGR letter calling on the government to end its support for the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

6 September 2016


Dr Michael Reinsborough, King’s College London, discusses the leading international neuroscience projects and the growing interest of the military.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.44; online publication: 1 September 2016


Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, summarises how science and technology are used to pursue military aims in the UK - within government, industry and universities. He highlights the problems this causes and the need for change.

Presentation at the Peace Pledge Union 2016 AGM, London; online publication: 21 June 2016


Wiebina Heesterman examines the other threat from carbon dioxide emissions: that of ocean acidification.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.44; online publication: 8 June 2016