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In the first of a new regular blog series launched in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Chief Executive Sir Ian Blatchford describes how the Science Museum Group is focused on meaningful and ongoing change.

To celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, we asked colleagues across the Science Museum Group to share their experiences volunteering to help the fight against the coronavirus.

Wooden model of turnip yellow mosaic virus.

Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses how digital technologies can curb COVID-19 with Hannah Fry, who conducted a prescient simulation of a UK outbreak, and Dr Alice Tan of MizMedi Women’s Hospital, who explains why South Korea’s death toll is relatively low.

Matt Moore, Head of the National Collections Centre, reflects on the history and future for the Science Museum Group’s largest site.

Model of influenza virus built for Professor W G Laver to the structure of the influenza virus (magnified 5 million times) and its rapid mutation of the influenza virus and shown at the Royal Society in June 1994.

Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Ajit Lalvani, who recently recovered from a serious COVID-19 infection and is now undertaking a major pandemic study