The crisis is forcing us all to change direction, to rethink what we do and how we do it. In a new series, we ask our experts: beyond the pandemic, where should we go from here?

Beyond the pandemic: learn from the survival of the fittest firms

14 October 2020

Manufacturing firms have had a rocky few months, struggling with fractured supply chains, uncertain supply and demand, and shutdowns. Yet some have not only survived but thrived, re-organising and experimenting with their operations during the pandemic. This could be ‘Operational Darwinism’ in action says Jag Srai – and the results could help businesses prepare for future disruptions.

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Beyond the pandemic: prepare and plan a biosecure future

03 Feb 2021

COVID-19 has exposed a lack of preparedness for biological hazards – both in the UK and globally. Luke Kemp from the Centre for the Study of...

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Beyond the pandemic: re-learn how to govern risk

25 Jan 2021

As the pandemic crisis has played out across the world, different governments have taken different approaches to controlling the spread of virus and...

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Beyond the pandemic: re-design our public health system

09 Dec 2020

COVID-19 has highlighted debilitating flaws in England’s public health systems decades in the making. Carol Brayne and John Clarkson from Cambridge...

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Beyond the pandemic: overhaul back-to-work policies to protect mental health

25 Nov 2020

Dr Adam Coutts, an expert in labour market interventions, discusses three policy options for responding to the unemployment crisis caused by the...

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Beyond the pandemic: focus on productivity to make everyone better off

16 Nov 2020

There is no way out of the immediate economic hit of a pandemic, says Professor Diane Coyle, but to heal social fractures, we must focus on giving...

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Beyond the pandemic: build a greener future

09 Nov 2020

It is crucial that recovery from the pandemic is shaped to support the responses to climate change and biodiversity loss if we hope to mitigate yet...

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Beyond the pandemic: rethink the menu and how much it costs

24 Sep 2020

Boris Johnson has urged the country “to lose weight to beat coronavirus” through exercise and healthy eating. Dr Jean Adams suggests that food...

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Beyond the pandemic: find better ways to talk about death

08 Sep 2020

COVID-19 has forced millions of people to confront the prospect of dying earlier than they expected and under extraordinary circumstances. Now more...

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Beyond the pandemic: put universities at the heart of an innovation-led recovery

28 Aug 2020

Universities have stepped up to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic. Tomas Ulrichsen, an expert on universities and their role in...

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Beyond the pandemic: tackle the digital divide

13 Aug 2020

Increased working, learning and interacting online during the pandemic has widened the gap for those who lack digital skills or access, writes Gemma...

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Beyond the pandemic: reduce the risk of animal viruses jumping to humans

30 Jul 2020

Cambridge zoologists Bill Sutherland and Silviu Petrovan warn that we must dramatically change the way we interact with animals to reduce the risk of...

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Launch of 'Beyond the pandemic': where should we go from here?

30 Jul 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing us all to change direction, to rethink what we do and how we do it. In a new series, launched today, we ask our...

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