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Science for a Secure & Sustainable Future, given by Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility
Science and technology have brought major benefits to humankind. But they have also brought enormous threats – from nuclear warheads to robotic weapons and from climate disruption to mass extinction. Science and technology can help create a fairer society – but too often they are used to entrench inequality and injustice. In this lecture, Dr Parkinson will examine how society uses and misuses science and technology – and highlight ways in which we can reshape our relationship with these powerful forces to help bring about a more secure and sustainable society.
Dr Stuart Parkinson started his career as an electronic engineer in the arms industry before ethical concerns led him to pursue a PhD in climate science and then move into policy and campaign work across science, technology and ethical issues. He has authored and co-authored numerous reports, including ‘Offensive Insecurity’, ‘Soldiers in the Laboratory’, ‘Science and the Corporate Agenda’, ‘UK Nuclear Weapons: a catastrophe in the making?’ and ‘Shale Gas and Fracking: examining the evidence’.
Organised by Bristol Quakers
Hosted by University of Bristol
Roger Angerson is leading a trip to 1652 Country for Frenchay Local Meeting in April/May. There are still seven places left, which we would like to offer to Friends from Area Meeting.
A full itinerary is available from Roger, but a concise version follows:
Tuesday 30th April
Visit to Firbank Fell, Brigflatts Meeting and Quaker tapestry in Kendal.
Visit to Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Meeting and Sunbrick Burial Ground.
Free day with many possibilities for further visits: Ulverston market town; Barrow in Furness boatbuilding town; Grange over Sands; Silverdale RSPB reserve Leighton Moss; Lancaster; or enjoying the hotel swimming pool.
The trip, costing £436, promises to be interesting and informative, and will give you the opportunity to experience the places and landscapes that formed the backdrop to our early Quaker history. Doing so in the company of caring and friendly companions adds to the appeal of the trip.
If you would like to join this trip, early booking is essential, so please contact Roger Angerson on 0117 9569490 or Jenny Griffin on email@example.com by Sunday 20thJanuary at the latest.
Everyone is invited to this family friendly evening. Come to enjoy a meal and a great film together with friends and family. (Film details are in the Bristol Quakers Area Meeting newsletter)
Film club meets at the EARLIER TIME OF 5pm in the library at Redland Meeting House.
Please bring some food for a shared supper which we will eat BEFORE the screening on this occasion. If you are able to bring about £3 to help pay for the licence, that would be a help, but come anyway! Children, refugees and asylum seekers come free.
The evening will end by about 8 pm.
Film club meets at the usual time of 6pm in the library at Redland Meeting House. (Details of the film being shown are to be found in the Bristol Quakers Area Meeting newsletter)
Please bring some food for a shared supper which we will eat after the screening, as usual. If you are able to bring about £2 to help pay for the licence, that would be a help, but come anyway! Refugees and asylum seekers come free.
The evening will end by 9 pm.
…with The Werburghs Trio
Everyone welcome! – Fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion, Bristol
Celebrate our climate successes and have a bit of a ho-down! Dancing instructions will be given so you don’t need to know in advance how to ‘strip the willow’ or ‘do-si-do’.
Also XR Block Printing
– decorate your tee shirts etc with beautiful rebellion designs.
£7 full / £5 conc