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Monday 13th June 2022

Royal Society

United Kingdom

This event took place on 13 June at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG. Participants registered to attend in person and online.


The Royal Society, RAMP, the Isaac Newton Institute and the wider modelling community reflectled on the scientific and policy implications of modelling work done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and celebrated the role of early career researchers in that response.

Modelling played a key role in understanding the scientific evidence surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as informing policy decisions. The Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative drew on a diverse range of disciplines to support that modelling work.  Through this and other initiatives, but particularly through the hard work of many early career researchers who served at the forefront of the national effort, our modelling capabilities have undergone rapid expansion, and great scientific progress has been made.

Structure of the workshop

This all-day event held at the Royal Society, brought together the wide community of modelling scientists involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response to celebrate their contributions. The first part of the day consisted of a series of talks by early career researchers across modelling disciplines relevant to the pandemic response, which include not only epidemic modelling but also work on air-flow, human behaviour and other topics. Early career researchers were also invited to present at a poster session accompanied by (pre-recorded) flash-talks.  

This was followed by a policy-focused panel discussion explored the lessons from the pandemic for how the scientific community can respond to future emergencies. 

In the evening, there was a series of public talks from invited speakers which provided an overview on epidemiological modelling, the factors that influence virus transmission and the path between science and policy. Details for the public talks can be found on the 'Lessons from modelling the pandemic' Royal Society page'. The evening talks were live-streamed on the Royal Society website for those who cannot attend in person.

For enquiries, contact the workshop team. Email: and

This event was funded through a grant to RAMP from UKRI, grant number EP/V053507/1.

Registration and Programme

For more information including programme timings please follow this link.