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Faculty of Humanities

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Doing things differently

Humanities researchers at The University of Manchester are working to understand the wide-ranging impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the lockdown on our lives now and the future.

Over the next few weeks, we will be speaking to Humanities researchers about how COVID-19 and lockdown are changing the way that we think about society, politics, the environment and everyday life.

Science Advice 

Government scientific advisers have become household names in recent months, as the Government insists that its COVID-19 measures are ‘led by the science’.

Kieron Flanagan, Elisa Pieri and Andy Westwood discuss how scientific advice is structured in the UK, the particular challenges of responding to a pandemic, and whether the right people are in the room (or Zoom) to best advise on the way forward.