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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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
 

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at public meetings in Preston and Lancaster in mid-2016.

Online publication: 18 October 2016

 


 

Open letter published in Daily Telegraph, 15 July 2016
 

 

 

 

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, summarises how science and technology are used to pursue military aims in the UK - within government, industry and universities. He highlights the problems this causes and the need for change.

Presentation at the Peace Pledge Union 2016 AGM, London; online publication: 21 June 2016


 

Media release, 3 June 2016