Covid-19: The Science – an ALDES and Young Liberals panel discussion

Tuesday, May 26, 6-7 pm, online via Zoom (details below)

ALDES has teamed up with the Young Liberals for a virtual discussion on what coronavirus means for our party, politics in general, and society at large. Featuring:

– Lucy Nethsinga, leader of the Lib Dem Cambridgeshire County Council group
– Dr Kylie Belchamber, research Fellow in lung immune cell biology at the University of Birmingham
– Dr Simon Beard, academic programme manager at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER, University of Cambridge
– Amy Gaskin, bioinformatician and pathogen genomic epidemiologist at Public Health Wales

This event will be held over Zoom – a link will be posted closer to the time on the Facebook event:

If you cannot access Facebook, please let us know ( and we can make sure the link gets to you.

There will also be a chance for listeners to put their questions to the panel. In the meantime, can I draw your attention to two recent briefing notes produced by ALDES groups relating to the COVID-19 pandemic: one on AI and data governance in tackling COVID, and one on the long-term public mental health impacts.

Looking forward to a great discussion with you all,
Chair, ALDES

Josh Matthews |