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Science4Society Week is a set of inspiring science education activities for young people. The activities focus on the positive contribution that science, design and technology can make to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Science4Society Week 2018 runs from 10th to 18th March.

Go to our dedicated Science4Society website or follow our Twitter feed for more details!

Venue: City Museum, Leeds

Date: Saturday 17 March 2018

SGR will run a stall at this event, where you'll be able to try out some of our Science4Society Week teaching resources.

Come and visit us!

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

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Lancaster, UK

Date: Tuesday 10 April 2018

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

Venue: Halton Mill, near Lancaster, UK

Date: Friday 27 April 2018

Some lessons for the next 25 years

SGR's 25th anniversary conference

Saturday 28 October 2017

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

The influence of the arms, fossil fuels and other industries

SGR conference and AGM

Saturday 19 November 2016

The Gallery, Farringdon, London

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.


Martin Ryle Trust 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; Saturday 31 October


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.