Issues: Who controls science and technology?

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.

Presentation by Prof John Holmwood, University of Nottingham/ Campaign for the Public University at SGR conference, Universities for Sale?

Online publication: 30 November 2016

Presentation by Maeve McClenaghan, Greenpeace UK, at the SGR conference, Universities for Sale?

Online publication: 30 November 2016

Summary of a presentation by Dr Aubrey Blumsohn, previously Senior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Sheffield, at the SGR conference, Universities for Sale?

19 November 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
 

Media release, 3 June 2016

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at a TEDx event organised by Lancaster University

Online release: 8 June 2015
 

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, reviews recent developments in military involvement at UK universities.

Article for INES report (advance publication), 13 April 2015
 

Dr Jan Maskell, SGR, summarises the activities of our first Science4Society Week, including school visits to community renewable energy projects and classroom debates.

ResponsibleSci blog, 27 March 2015