Who controls science and technology?

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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Presentation by Dr Bronislaw Szerszynski, Lancaster University, at the SGR conference, Emerging technologies: are the risks being neglected? on 21 May 2011
 

Climate scientists have had a poor press in recent months. Stuart Parkinson, SGR, investigates whether this is a sign that the scientific evidence of climate change is less robust, or just media misrepresentation.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Dr Helen Wallace, GeneWatch, highlights the failure of the biotech economy and argues that decisions on R&D investments should be made more democratic and accountable.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at the Radical Statistics annual conference in Leeds, 26 February 2011
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines the government’s spending cuts.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

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