Record Details

NGOBritish Pugwash Group
AddressPugwash, 63A Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3BJ
Telephone020 74056661
Background InformationAs the British arm of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the British Pugwash Group brings together scientists and other concerned individuals in opposition to what it sees as the inappropriate use of science in society, with particular focus on conflict, weapons of mass destruction and sustainability. The Group convenes seminars, research and public meetings, as well as coordinating a student network. Internationally, Pugwash was formed under the leadership of Joseph Rotblat, a nuclear scientist who resigned from the Manhattan Project in 1944, when it became clear that Nazi Germany would be defeated. He was involved with the Russell-Einstein manifesto of 1955, which then led to the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, named after their first venue in Pugwash, Canada in 1957. It was at this first meeting that a British Advisory Committee for Pugwash was established, which later became the British Pugwash Group, with Sir Neville Mott as Chair. Source:
Year Created1957
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesBritish Advisory Committee for Pugwash (1957-1963)
Related OrganisationsPugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
KeywordsScience and scientific research.
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