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

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.
 

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at CND conference.

Published online: 16 October 2017

 


 

Dr Rachel Freeman, University of Manchester, looks at why reducing carbon emissions in the UK transport sector is only happening very slowly, and how it can be sped up.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.46; advance online publication: 12 October 2017
 

 

This year's recipient is the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), of which SGR is a partner organisation.

Media release, 9 October 2017
 

With 'New Scientist Live' being sponsored this year by Shell and BAE Systems, SGR has joined other campaign organisations in calling for them not to take sponsorship from the arms and fossil fuel industries in future.

Joint statement, 25 September 2017
 

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