Coronavirus: updates and information

Blavatnik School of Government building from the street

Photo: Hufton+Crow

As many other institutions, the Blavatnik School is affected by, and responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are following University of Oxford advice and UK government advice very closely.

Our staff are now working remotely and our students are also working from home – the Easter break has just started for them. We do not expect to be able to gather again for some time, and have been preparing intensively to deliver MPP teaching and exams remotely in Trinity Term (starting 27 April).

We have also had to make the decision to cancel our busy programme of events, including those being run by external organisations, until next term at the earliest. We've had to close the doors of our building to the public, so please do not visit.

As we adapt to a rapidly changing situation, we are more determined than ever to continue our work to improve public policy around the world, and there are many ways in which you can still engage with us.

You can find us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) where we'll be sharing news, stories and updates.

The majority of our past lectures and seminars are available on our YouTube channel for you to watch – our back catalogue spans several years and we have covered topics that are still very relevant these days.

Paul Collier's MOOC on Understanding Economic Development is now available to take in your own time, and completely free.

The University of Oxford as a whole is bringing its outstanding research strength to the pandemic challenge and we are also working on some coronavirus-related projects which we hope to be able to share very soon.