Virtual Minerva Series

Making Sense of the Coronavirus Crisis - The Science of the Virus


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 four 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 an online Minerva lecture series to make sense of the coronavirus crisis.

In this lecture we will explore the science of the virus. What is it and what kinds of testing can help identify the virus? How can we model the spread of the virus using statistical methods? And what behavioural control measures can we use to slow the spread? Speakers to be confirmed.

Join the live lecture from 2-3pm on Friday 29 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 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