Virtual Minerva Series

Making Sense of the Coronavirus Crisis - Social & Political Effects


Experts from the University of Bath share research and expertise on how coronavirus has affected all aspects of our daily lives.


The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting everything we do. From our jobs to our physical and mental health, to the economy, our politics and the climate. All aspects of our daily lives have changed in response to the crisis. To make sense of these uncertain times we are inviting panels of experts from the University of Bath to share their research and expertise online across four topics: the social and political effects of the virus, the science of the virus, the health and wellbeing impacts and the economic and business impacts. The panellists will also answer your questions about the crisis. Join us for a virtual Minerva lecture series to make sense of the coronavirus crisis.

In this first lecture, we will explore the political and social impacts of the virus. What has already changed in response to the crisis, and what will our society look like when the pandemic is over? To answer these questions and many more you will hear from David Galbreath, Professor of International Security, Nick Pearce, Professor of Public Policy and Jennifer Thomson, Lecturer in Comparative Politics. The discussion will be hosted by Professor Brad Evans.


Join the live lecture from 2-3pm on Friday 15 May by registering here.

A link will be emailed to you before the event allowing you to view the lecture via Microsoft Teams – no account is required.

Virtual Minerva Series lectures coming up…


Friday 29 May: Making sense of the coronavirus crisis – the science of the virus

Friday 12 June: Making sense of the coronavirus crisis – health and wellbeing effects

Friday 26 June: Making sense of the coronavirus crisis – economic and business impacts

Friday 10 July: Climate change, coronavirus and anxiety