Issues

We currently focus on four main issues: disarmament and security, climate change and energy, questions of who controls science and technology and issues surrounding new and emerging technologies. You will also see that we work on some other issues too. You can explore these with the menu on the left of this page and with the search function. Material in this section includes all SGR's main outputs since 2005, with a selection of the more important material from before then.

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

Online publication: 18 October 2016

 


 

 

SGR letter calling on the government to end its support for the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

6 September 2016

Are computers a biotechnology? One place from which the future of computing and robotics technologies is being thought about is a bit unexpected – the neuroscience lab. Over the past three years, a number of large research initiatives have been announced.

1 September 2016

 

Dr Richard Jennings, University of Cambridge, reflects on lessons learned from the teaching of science ethics at one of the UK's leading universities.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.44; online publication: 1 September 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

Wiebina Heesterman examines the other threat from carbon dioxide emissions: that of ocean acidification.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.44; online publication: 8 June 2016

Media release, 3 June 2016

After President Obama's landmark visit to Hiroshima, we need concrete action on disarmament, argues Dr Philip Webber, SGR.

ResponsibleSci blog, 27 May 2016