What will happen during the 2021 Youth Summit
The event will explore how people and societies respond and react to pandemics, in particular COVID 19. Discussions in the day will also explore wider societal issues which have surfaced in recent years such as misinformation, fake news and a growing lack of trust in science.
Timetable of the day
Notes 9.45am Summit opens Fill out your profile. The Common Room chat will be open. 10.00-10.35am Welcome. Dr Alwan on pandemics. A description of the icebreaker activity is available below the video. 10.35-11.35am How can we manage pandemics? Exploring approaches Inspired by real government action, take a look at our fictional scenarios and discuss. 11.35-11.40pm Voting on key points Vote and rank what the key points that came up in your discussions were 11.40-11.50am Screen Break! 10 mins away from all screens please 11.50am-12.00pm General Assembly Student nominees present their thoughts and findings from their chat rooms 12.00-1.00pm Lunch Break! 1.00-1.50pm Exploratory talk from Dr Roozenbeek Dr. Roozenbeek discusses wider issues in society uncovered during the pandemic. then discuss in chat rooms 1.50-1.55pm Screen Break! 5 mins away from all screens please 1.55-2.15pm Final Assembly Time to reflect on what’s been said. What do you want to say to Christmas Lecturer Prof Jonathan Van Tam? 2.15pm Thank you and goodbye
You will only interact via text-based chatrooms. There will be no video or audio interaction. All chatrooms will be moderated by DBS-checked supervisors. Our full code of conduct will be available to read from your profile page.
More information: https://www.rigb.org/education/youth-summit
‘COVID and 2020: An extraordinary year for science’ – The coronavirus pandemic shaped the year in research — from vaccines and treatments to campus shutdowns and virtual meetings.
Institute for Government infographic
Timeline of UK government coronavirus lockdowns
BBC Global summary
Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country. The US, India and Brazil have seen the highest number of confirmed cases, followed by the UK, Russia and Turkey.
COVID-19 misinformation: scientists create a ‘psychological vaccine’ to protect against fake news
Cambridge misinformation game
From fake news to chaos! How bad are you? Drop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate.
The Sun summary YouTube video
“Coronavirus: the UK’s battle against COVID-19 as it happened”