SGR Newsletters

The influential SGR Newsletter  was published regularly between 1992 and 2018. Averaging 24 pages, it contained feature articles, as well as news of SGR activities, and reviews of books and conferences. Feature articles were written by authors with expertise in the relevant field, and include detailed references. It has now been replaced by the Responsible Science Journal.

Pdf copies of previous newsletters dating back to 2001 are available to download from this section, with a selection of the best articles available under issues. The final newsletter published by Architects and Engineers for Social Responsibility (AESR) in 2005 is also available to download here.

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Autumn 2008

Feature articles cover: high-alert nuclear weapons; military influence at UK universities; UK climate strategy; new nuclear weapons campaign; nuclear waste management; sustainable housing; expanding renewable energy


Winter 2008

Feature articles cover: military R&D v. renewable energy R&D; climatic impact of nuclear war; UK nuclear weapons and employment; 'peak oil'; environmental impacts of bathing; UK planning policy; arms trade success; 'Missile Defence' in Europe; military robotics; biofuels and sustainability; ethics in science


Summer 2007

Feature articles cover: Iran's nuclear strategy; solar power; road safety; GM crops; ethics and science; climate change science; architecture and social justice; minefields; biofuels and sustainability


Winter 2007

Feature articles cover: local sustainable energy; military robotics; global security; biofuels and sustainability; energy policy and jobs; choice and service provision

Summer 2006

Feature articles cover: nuclear power and nuclear weapons debates; imbalances between resources for the military and human development; renewable energy in UK; nanotechnology and risk; clinical research; ethical pledge

Winter 2005

Feature articles cover: sustainability and engineering; torture technology; science policy; UK nuclear weapons; climate change and energy policy; climate science


February 2005: Special Joint Issue with Architects and Engineers for Social Responsibility (AESR)

Feature articles cover: military involvement in science and technology; climate change and energy policy; science policy; localisation


July 2004

Feature articles cover: ethical science policy; GM technology; ethical careers in agriculture


Final issue of Architects and Engineers for Social Responsibility (AESR) Newsletter, June 2004

Feature articles cover: sustainable energy policy in UK; education fees; challenges in engineering


November 2003

Feature articles cover: nuclear terrorism; UK nuclear weapons; climate science debate; vaccination policy