Thinkers Lodge is a National Historic Site in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, symbolizing the birth of the Pugwash movement for nuclear disarmament.
Joseph Rotblat (Nobel Peace Prize recipient), Cyrus Eaton (host of the early Pugwash Conferences), Anne Eaton, Ruth Adams, and 22 scientists in 1957 from both sides of the Iron curtain were peace activists seeking to build a world that would not incinerate in a nuclear holocaust.
Author Cathy Eaton, granddaughter of Pugwash born Cyrus Eaton, documents the people, historical events, and buildings that reveal the legacy of Thinkers Lodge.
Cathy interviewed the people who worked behind the scenes at Thinkers Lodge. Their generosity of spirit, resiliency, and hard work created an ambience where visitors felt safe and ready to share ideas that can lead to positive change in a world struggling with weapons of mass destruction and dangerous climate change. She recounts the stories of firefighters and villagers who saved the burning lodge, of staff..
Cathy Eaton spent summers with her grandfather Cyrus S. Eaton in Deep Cove, Nova Scotia. In 2010, she began interviewing people in Pugwash, Nova Scotia connected to Thinkers Lodge and researching its significance in the global fight against nuclear proliferation. A national historic site, it is the birthplace of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, which were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Joseph Rotblat in 1995.
Cathy received her BA from Smith College and her MA from Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College. For over 34 years, she taught fiction writing, literature, and composition. She was the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for teaching excellence in 2014. Her young adult book, Curse of the Pirate's Treasure, was published in 2003, and her collection of short stories, Snags and Spills in 2013. With her husband Michael Murphy, she lives in Bedford, New Hampshire, and they have two sons, Colin and Devon Murphy. When not taking..