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A staff group at the Open University are proposing an ethical strategy for the development of external partnerships, which would include a severing of the institution’s links with the arms industry.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38; winter 2010
 

Stuart Parkinson looks at the potential for a sustainable, low-carbon economy to be created through efforts to tackle the current global economic problems.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Sandy Halliday traces the evolution of the principles behind sustainable design, and argues for their much wider use.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Past collaborative efforts of architects and policy-makers have produced elegant social housing solutions. Kate Macintosh reflects on two examples and how their lessons could help the housing crisis.

Article from SGR Newsletter, no. 37; spring 2009
 

Nick Ritchie, Bradford University, outlines the serious flaws in the logic of nuclear deterrence upon which the proposed replacement of Trident is based.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.37, spring 2009
 

Phil Chamberlain discovers some disturbing activities on Salisbury Plain.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37, spring 2009
 

Nick Reeves, Alasdair Beal and Stuart Parkinson outline contrasting positions on the issue of low-carbon energy in the UK. In the first article, Reeves questions whether ministers can be trusted on the environment if they say that nuclear power and coal are a major part of the answer to Britain’s energy needs. In the second, Beal questions whether it will be straightforward to avoid building new coal-fired power stations. In the
third article, Parkinson discusses some recent UK energy modelling studies which demonstrate the possible low carbon, non-nuclear scenarios.

Three articles from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Steven Starr, Physicians for Social Responsibility, argues that the continued maintenance of US and Russian nuclear weapons on high alert means that the threat of accidental (or deliberate) global nuclear war has not gone away.

Article from SGR Newsletter, no. 36, autumn 2008
 

Chris Langley summarises SGR’s latest research on military influence at UK universities, highlighting a range of serious concerns and making recommendations for reform.

Article from SGR Newsletter, No. 36, autumn 2008
 

Stuart Parkinson examines the UK’s record on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, arguing that official figures hide a lack of progress and highlighting the key reforms that need to be made.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 36, autumn 2008