Events

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Should scientists adapt their work and lifestyles responsibly to align with the 1.5 degree climate change target, to set an example for change in wider society?

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Talk by Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director of SGR, in London, UK.

Dr Parkinson discussed the large but neglected carbon emissions of the UK and the world's militaries.

Powerpoint slides are now available.

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Dr Stuart Parkinson gave the sixth annual Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture. He examined how society uses and misuses science and technology - and highlighted ways in which we can reshape our relationship with these powerful forces to help bring about a more secure and sustainable society.

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Is artificial intelligence evolving quicker than the regulation to manage it? Are we sufficiently able to imagine what major problems may emerge, and can it even be effectively regulated?

Conference outputs are now available to download!

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The third Martin Ryle lecture, organised by the Martin Ryle Trust and Conway Hall Ethical Society at Conway Hall.

Sir Paul Nurse spoke on the cultural and practical significance of scientific research.

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SGR's 25th anniversary conference and AGM

With the world facing heightened risks of nuclear war, the growing threat of severe climate change, and numerous other major problems, fears are once again growing for our future.

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SGR conference and AGM 2016
This conference discussed the ways in which the arms, fossil fuel and other controversial industries are involved at UK universities, how government policies encourage this, and the range of detrimental effects - and then discussed proposals for change.

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Professor Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, delivered the inaugural Martin Ryle Trust lecture, which took place in Conway Hall, London.

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SGR conference and AGM 2015

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Progress towards all-renewable electricity supplies
Prof Keith Barnham, Imperial College London (author of The Burning Answer)

How do we keep 80% of fossil fuels in the ground? Look up, wise up, cheer up
Dr Laurence Matthews, Cap and Share UK

Nuclear weapons and climate catastrophe
Dr Philip Webber, Scientists for Global Responsibility

Demilitarization for deep decarbonization
Tamara Lorincz, International Peace Bureau

A summary of the event, together with the presentations and other material, is now available to download.

 

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SGR conference and AGM 2014

Halton Mill, Halton, Lancaster, UK; 4 October

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The case for urgent and radical carbon emission reductions
Dr Maria Sharmina, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

How can we live well within natural limits? Case studies of One Planet Living
Sue Riddlestone OBE, Chief Executive, BioRegional

The event also included workshops on community energy projects and sustainable living, and tours of eco-homes and renewable energy technologies.

A summary of the event, together with the presentations, is now available to download.