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Plagues, Pandemics and Covid-19 – Rupert Matthews

18th February 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, February 18th   @8pm – 9pm, on Zoom


The world has been in Lockdown due to the new disease Covid-19. But how does this most recent pandemic compare to earlier pandemics such as the Spanish Flu, SARS, Smallpox or the Black Death? In this topical talk based on his forthcoming new book, Rupert Matthews explains how pandemics occur, why some new diseases are more dangerous than others. The talk then looks at the progress of past pandemics, society’s reaction, their causes and cures before turning to Covid-19 and comparing it to past pandemics. Not for the faint-hearted!


Details of how to access and pay for the meeting on Zoom will be available approx 10 days in advance.


18th February 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm