The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed society and the world we live in as we know it. From healthcare and wellbeing, to education, employment and welfare, we now face uncharted territory and new challenges in policymaking and society.

Since its beginning, we at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) have successfully run a wide portfolio of public policy events engaging with our local community and more broadly with the public around the UK and the world. We feel it is a key part of what we do.

During this time of uncertainty and social distancing, we want to continue to provide outstanding, relevant public events for our valued events community. Over the next few months, we are pleased to announce we will be running a number of online public events to address these challenges, with colleagues from across the University of Bath as well as external guest speakers.

Beginning on 27 May we will cover global perspectives on universal basic income, featuring Dr Luke Martinelli, Dr Aida Garcia-Lazaro, and Rachel Statham; how COVID-19 has impacted education and widening participation from Dr Matt Dickson and colleagues at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Bath Spa University, Sutton Trust and the Office for Students; the future of death and dying with the Centre for Death and Society; and mental health and wellbeing with Dr Jo Daniels, and Professors Julie Barnett and Rachel Forrester-Jones.

We are also delighted to launch two publications as part of the series including ‘Culture and values at the heart of policymaking: An insider's guide’ from former IPR Visiting Fellow, Stephen Muers; and the first report from the ESRC-funded IPR Project, ‘Couples balancing work, money and care: exploring the shifting landscape under Universal Credit’.

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