Events

SGR’s Science4Society (S4S) Week 2019 runs from 9-17 March.

Want to inspire students about how science and technology can contribute to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability? Download our teaching resources, or get involved in our events! More details...
 

 

Forthcoming lecture by: Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director, SGR

Date: Saturday 9 March 2019

Venue: Bristol University, UK

Lecture slides now available
 

Autonomous weapons, driverless cars and friendly spies in the home

SGR conference and AGM

The Gallery, Farringdon, London, UK; 3 November 2018

Is artificial intelligence evolving quicker than the regulation to manage it? Are we sufficiently able to imagine what major problems may emerge, and can it even be effectively regulated? This conference, with presentations and interactive sessions, explored both obvious threats and more subtle ones.

Conference outputs are now available to download!

 

The third Martin Ryle lecture

31 October 2018

Lecture by Sir Paul Nurse; Review by Alan Cottey

Paul Nurse speaks on the cultural and practical significance of scientific research
 

Some lessons for the next 25 years

SGR's 25th anniversary conference and AGM

The Gallery, Farringdon, London, UK; 28 October 2017

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 drew upon some of the latest research to look at what could be achieved in the not-so-distant future.

A summary of the conference and other outputs are available to download.
 

The influence of the arms, fossil fuels and other industries

SGR conference and AGM 2016

The Gallery, Farringdon, London, UK; 19 November

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

Presentations are available to download/ view.

 

The first Martin Ryle lecture

14 September 2016

Lecture by Sir Michael Atiyah OM FRS; Review by Vanessa Spedding
 

SGR conference and AGM 2015

The Gallery, Farringdon, London, UK; 31 October

Presentations

Progress towards all-renewable electricity supplies
Prof Keith Barnham, Imperial College London (author of The Burning Answer)

How do we keep 80% of fossil fuels in the ground? Look up, wise up, cheer up
Dr Laurence Matthews, Cap and Share UK

Nuclear weapons and climate catastrophe
Dr Philip Webber, Scientists for Global Responsibility

Demilitarization for deep decarbonization
Tamara Lorincz, International Peace Bureau

Eight posters were also presented during the event.

A summary of the event, together with the presentations and other material, is now available to download.

 

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