Joseph Rotblat -- link to page created on Pugwash Conferences and World Affairs:
Rotblat Professor Sir Joseph (Józef) Rotblat (4 November 1908 – 31
August 2005) was a founder and leading inspiration of the Pugwash
Conferences on Science and World Affairs over many decades. The only
Manhattan Project scientist to resign on moral grounds, Rotblat became
an ardent voice for an end to nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass
destruction. He said elimination of nuclear weapons was his
short-term goal, and his long-term goal was the elimination of war. He
emphasized the social responsibility of scientists, and urged young
scientists to spend at least 10% of their time thinking about issues
other than their chosen field. He jointly shared the 1995 Nobel Peace
Prize with Pugwash. He received many other awards during his lifetime,
wrote more than 400 articles, including 24 books, and was widely
quoted in the media.
Audio – First of 40 audio oral history recordings made by the British Library.
These 1999-2000 recordings feature Joseph Rotblat telling his life
story to Katherine Thompson, the interviewer. As he never wrote an
autobiography, this is an invaluable resource for anyone researching
Rotblat’s life and the history of Pugwash. Links to the rest of the
recordings in the series are provided.
Video – “Dear Professor”
– includes quotes from Joseph Rotblat interspersed with young people
from around the world reading the Russell-Einstein Manifesto