Epidemiological models have been frequently mentioned in the media lately. What are they? And how do they work? Professor Alexander Bird with the Sowerby/King’s Philosophy & Medicine project has helpfully produced this introduction to epidemiological modelling for the layperson.

The particular model he will be looking at is the SIR model developed by Kermack and McKendrick in 1927.

Here’s a link to the project. Professor Bird has also produced a paper to accompany the video which is available here.