Security and disarmament

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'security and disarmament'. This covers military technologies, arms control and disarmament (esp. nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, ‘Missile Defense’, conventional weapons) - as well as alternative concepts of security, peace building and conflict prevention.

Scientists and engineers have a central role in the development of weapons and therefore share a special responsibilty to society. SGR's project work has investigated the extensive influence that the military has over science and technology.

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In the run-up to new UN negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, Dr Philip Webber, SGR, outlines the key scientific and technological information on the threat from these weapons of mass destruction.

Latest update: 21 March 2017
 

Undermining the next generation?

The arms and fossil fuels industries are putting a lot of resources into science and engineering educational material for British school children. We should be very concerned, argues Philip Wood, SGR.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 15 March 2017
 

The arms industries and the armed forces are putting large sums of money into the UK education system, including providing science education material for schools. But there are alternatives - such as SGR's Science4Society Week.

Article by Dr Jan Maskell, SGR, and Rhianna Louise, ForcesWatch, on Huffington Post UK

14 March 2017
 

With official approval for renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system and the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station coming within weeks of each other, the links between the military and civilian nuclear industries in the UK are again in the spotlight. Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, investigates.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 10 March 2017
 

Inspiring science education activities - without funding from the arms and fossil fuel industries.

Media release, 9 March 2017
 


 

Aleem Datoo, British American Security Information Council (BASIC), outlines just how vulnerable the UK’s nuclear weapons system is to cyber security threats.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication 24 February 2017
 

 

Dr Philip Webber, SGR, highlights a range of significant health, safety and environmental risks arising at the Devonport naval base from the storage of several aged nuclear submarines and a recent major submarine refit.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 24 February 2017

 

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, outlines key challenges to progressive science from the Trump and May governments.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; advance online publication: 18 January 2017


 

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at SGR conference, Universities for Sale?

Online publication: 5 December 2016

 

Presentation by Prof David Webb, Leeds Beckett University/ SGR, at the 2016 Peace history conference, Leeds, UK.

Online publication: 11 November 2016