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)

SGR is 25 years old in 2017!

Latest

A lecture organised by the Martin Ryle Trust

Speaker: Dr Scilla Elworthy

Date: Monday 2 October 2017

Venue: Conway Hall, London

A contribution to SGR's 25th anniversary activities
 

Some lessons for the next 25 years

SGR's 25th anniversary conference

Saturday 28 October 2017

13:00 to 17.15

The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL, UK

With the world facing heightened risks of nuclear war, the growing threat of severe climate change, and numerous other major problems, fears are once again growing for our future. Yet a look at evidence from history, science and technology provides lessons for how rapid positive changes could take place in our society. SGR's 25th anniversary conference will draw upon some of the latest research to look at what could be achieved in the not-so-distant future.
 

Analysis showing how the UK's Trident nuclear weapons are powerful enough to cause a nuclear winter, and the implications of this for the UK's policy of nuclear deterrence.

Presentation by Dr Philip Webber, SGR, at 'Health Through Peace' conference, York University, UK

Online publication: 12 September 2017

 

An updated analysis of the large-scale and problematic involvement of the military/ arms industry in UK research and development - including an assessment of alternative priorities.

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at 'Health Through Peace' conference, York University, UK

Online publication: 11 September 2017
 

In the run-up to UN negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, Dr Philip Webber, SGR, outlines the key scientific and technological information on the threat from these weapons of mass destruction.

Latest update: 15 June 2017
 

Open letter sent to the eight political party leaders at the UK parliament

13 June 2017