2010

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'Who controls science and technology?' This includes the power of vested interests (especially the military and private corporations), openness and democracy in science, and public engagement and participation. Two of our main projects focus on military influence on science and technology, and corporate influence on science and technology.

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This documentary debates the serious concerns about growing commercial involvement in UK universities. It features SGR's Chris Langley, Science Minister, David Willetts and several academics. It was first broadcast on 15 December 2010.
 

Science and technology have contributed to huge changes over the last century and longer. But are the costs of these changes now outweighing the benefits? And if so, what should be done?

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at 'What is science for?' seminar, Manchester Metropolitan University, 16 October 2010
 

Article by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, in UNESCO report, Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development, published 14 October 2010.
 

Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, co-ordinated by SGR and signed by 36 UK professors, sent 13 October 2010
 

Summary of SGR letters to the Science Minister, David Willets, and the Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, regarding possible cuts to UK science spending (early September).
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at Cambridge Science Festival on 19 March 2010.
 

Stuart Parkinson discusses the latest twists and turns in the climate science debate, and its relevance for public interest science.

Editorial from SGR Newsletter no. 38; winter 2010
 

Stuart Parkinson and Chris Langley summarise SGR’s latest report, Science and the corporate agenda

Article from SGR Newsletter, no. 38; winter 2010