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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 discuss 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

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.

 

SGR conference and AGM 2014

Halton Mill, Halton, Lancaster, UK; Saturday 4 October

Main presentations:

The case for urgent and radical carbon emission reductions
Dr Maria Sharmina, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

How can we live well within natural limits? Case studies of One Planet Living
Sue Riddlestone OBE, Chief Executive, BioRegional

The event also included workshops on community energy projects and sustainable living, and tours of eco-homes and renewable energy technologies.

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

SGR conference and AGM 2013

St Thomas' Hospital, London; 16 November 2013

Presentations:

  • From Offensive Insecurity to Sustainable Security: The Role of Science and Technology
    Dr Stuart Parkinson, Scientists for Global Responsibility
  • Humanitarian Problems from the Use of Nuclear Weapons - and Some Solutions?
    Dr Philip Webber, Scientists for Global Responsibility
  • UK Energy Policy: Secure, Sustainable, Sane?
    Dr Ian Fairlie, independent environmental consultant

A summary of the event is available to download, together with presentation slides and some video recordings.
 

19 May 2012, Edward Cullinan Architects, London
 

SGR Conference and AGM 2011

Alan Baxter and Associates’ Gallery, London; 21 May 2011

Presentations:

  • Geo-engineering the Climate
    Prof Joanna Haigh, Imperial College London
  • Robots on the Battlefield: Ethical and Humanitarian Implications
    Prof Noel Sharkey, Sheffield University
  • Emerging Technologies and Risk: the Social, Cultural and Political Dimensions
    Dr Bronislaw Szerszynski, Lancaster University

Eight posters were presented in the afternoon session

A summary, powerpoint presentations, and newsletter articles are available from this event.
 

SGR Conference and AGM 2009

Alan Baxter and Associates’ Gallery, London; 24 October 2009

Presentations:

  • The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan - Where are we going?
    Dr Tim Foxon, Sustainability Research Institute, Leeds University/ SGR
  • Arms conversion for a low carbon economy
    Prof David Webb, Praxis Centre, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • A trade union programme for the creation of one million climate-change jobs
    Dr Gareth Dale, Brunel University

Eight posters were presented in the afternoon session.

Summary by Kate Macintosh and Stuart Parkinson

 

SGR Conference and AGM 2008

Alan Baxter and Associates’ Gallery, London; 25 October 2008

Presentations:

  • Social Housing: From Paternalism to Cooperatives
    Kate Macintosh MBE, Vice Chair, SGR
  • Making Sustainable Building and Places
    Prof Sandy Halliday, Gaia Research

Ten posters were presented in the afternoon session.

Summary by Alasdair Beal