Webinar: Extreme Circumstances

This webinar was held on on 8 September 2022 to discuss our latest report: ‘Extreme Circumstances: The UK’s new nuclear warhead in context’. The speakers were David Cullen (NIS) and guest speakers Kate Hudson (CND) and Nick Ritchie (University of York), chaired by Tim Street (NIS).


Kate Hudson is General Secretary of CND, having previously served as Chair of the campaign, and is a leading anti-nuclear and anti-war campaigner, nationally and internationally. By profession a historian, she is author of a number of books, including CND at 60: Britain’s Most Enduring Mass Movement.

portrait Kate Hudson CND
Kate Hudson

Dr Nick Ritchie is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the Department of Politics, University of York. He has researched and written on nuclear weapons policies and nuclear disarmament for 15 years. He previously worked at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, and the UK NGO Oxford Research Group.

Dr Nick Ritchie

David Cullen, author of this report, is the Director, main researcher and spokesperson for Nuclear Information Service. He is the author of several other reports including Trouble Ahead: Risks and rising costs in the UK nuclear weapons programme, 2019, and edited the 2021 briefing Nuclear Weapon Modernisation: Attitudes of non-nuclear weapon states.

David Cullen

Dr Tim Street, nuclear weapons researcher, is the Secretary of British Pugwash and a board member of Nuclear Information Service. He is the author of ‘The Politics of Nuclear Disarmament’ (Routledge, 2021).

Dr Tim Street

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