Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 mathematics and statistics have been at the forefront of the fight against the disease. We are pleased to be part of JUNIPER, the Joint University Pandemic and Epidemic Response modelling consortium. JUNIPER comprises academics from the universities of Cambridge, Warwick, Bristol, Exeter, Oxford, Manchester, and Lancaster, who are using a range of mathematical and statistical techniques to address pressing question about the control of COVID-19. The articles listed here are part of our collaboration with JUNIPER and you can find out more about the work of other JUNIPER members on their website.

Julia Gog's mathematical toolkit for pandemics

A mathematical, and personal, look into how we all had to balance the different harms of the virus and the steps we took against it.

SBIDER Presents: Shining a light on COVID modelling

Was the mathematical modelling projecting the course of the pandemic too pessimistic, or were the projections justified? Matt Keeling tells our colleagues from SBIDER about the COVID models that fed into public policy.

More than maths: understanding infectious diseases in care homes

Some diseases spread far more quickly in care homes and other settings with vulnerable people. How can maths help? And what help does maths need?

Climate change and ready meals: Challenges for epidemiologists

Invading mosquitoes and food poisoning in the production chain — there are a lot of questions epidemiologists address in their research.

Learning from COVID: How good was the UK's vaccination strategy?

Was vaccinating vulnerable people first a good choice? Hindsight allows us to assess this question.

Living Proof: Communicating from the frontiers of mathematics

What are the challenges of communicating from the frontiers of mathematical research, and why should we be doing it?

Celebrating Pi Day with the stars of our podcast!

Celebrate Pi Day with the stars of our podcast, Maths on the move!

Happy International women's day 2023!

Celebrate this year's International Women's Day with some of the articles and podcasts we have produced with women mathematicians over the last year!

On the mathematical frontline: Tom Irving

Tom Irving tells us about providing a bridge between policy and mathematics during the pandemic, the importance of transparency, and discussing the R number at the hair dressers.

On the mathematical frontline: The podcast

Hear from the epidemiologists who have devoted their lives to fighting the pandemic.

When being wrong is right

What can we learn from the COVID crisis about finding consensus?

Happy Ada Lovelace day 2022!

We celebrate this year's Ada Lovelace day with a selection of podcasts featuring some of the many women we have worked with over the years.

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