Reports and briefings

SGR publishes in-depth reports and shorter briefings, mainly as part of its project work. Pdf copies can be downloaded from this section, while printed copies can be ordered from the SGR office.

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Author: Tim Foxon

Published: March 2003

Pages : 8

Author: Gill Langley

Published: March 2003

Pages : 8


Authors : Philip Webber and Vanessa Spedding

Published : March 2003

Pages : 10



Introductory booklet

Editors: Stuart Parkinson and Vanessa Spedding

Published : Summer 2001

Pages : 32


Journey by Train and Boat from Europe to the UN Climate Convention in Kyoto November - December 1997

Authors : Ben Matthews, Michelle Valentine

Published : September 1998

Pages : 63 + iv

It is not too much to state that the engineering profession, more than any other, has been responsible for the growth of the technological society, with all its benefits, which the developed world enjoys today. Were it not for the engineer we would not have comfortable, hygienic homes, plentiful food, or instant communication. However, it is pertinent to note that without the engineer we would not have the problems of air and water pollution, traffic and aircraft noise, and the disrupting effects of industrial unrest: we would also, of course, lack the ability to obliterate millions at the touch of a button.

Meredith Thring


London After the Bomb

What a Nuclear Attack Really Means

Five research scientists give a straightforward account of the consequences of a nuclear attack on a major city, using London as their prime example. They discuss the effects of radiation; problems with law and order; shortages of food and water; destruction of power supplies, transport, communications; and the long-term effects - not only on human beings but also on the Earth's natural environment.

Owen Greene, Barry Rubin, Neil Turok, Philip Webber, and Graeme Wilkinson