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About the UK Project on Nuclear Issues

The UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) is a cross-generational network of over 900 members, which encourages young scholars and professionals to engage with established experts on contemporary nuclear issues.

Membership of UK PONI is free of charge and open to anyone interested in, working on, or studying issues related to nuclear weapons or nuclear energy. Our membership includes representatives from government, the military, academia and industry.

To become a UK PONI member, or to update your existing contact details, please click on the button below:


 Code of Conduct


The project aims to foster the emergence of a next generation of nuclear experts and build a broad knowledge base for the nuclear community, from technical intricacies to international security dynamics. Each year, UK PONI invites emerging experts to present their research and ideas to established members of the UK nuclear community at its Annual Conference, and convenes a bilateral conference together with US counterparts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Throughout the year UK PONI also hosts a series of evening seminars across the UK addressing a range of civil and military nuclear issues.

UK PONI is funded and supported by a consortium of government and industry stakeholders. This support allows UK PONI to maintain an independent forum where younger scholars can contribute new ideas on on-going nuclear issues. UK PONI enjoys the support and guidance of its Board of Advisors, which includes representatives from government, industry, the military, and academia.

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Nuclear Reactions

Nuclear Reactions is the blog of UK PONI, launched in March 2017. It is intended as a platform for our members to comment on current civil and military nuclear issues, share insights from research, and put forward their own arguments.


For details about the UK PONI 2021 Annual Conference, please see this page.


Marike Woollard
Senior Project Officer, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy